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Putin pulls out of US summit, meeting with Obama
google ^ | 5/10/2012 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Posted on 05/10/2012 3:24:04 AM PDT by tobyhill

Russia's President Vladimir Putin will skip a planned visit to the United States this month for a key global summit and a much-anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama, the Kremlin confirmed Thursday, as he faced pressure from protests and opposition criticism at home.

The White House announced Wednesday that Putin is unable to join the other leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations meeting outside Washington on May 18-19. The Kremlin said Putin needs to finish work setting up his new government.

Instead, Russia will send Dmitry Medvedev, the former president and new prime minister, to the G8 summit.

The Kremlin said that Obama expressed "understanding" for Putin's cancellation, and the two are now due to meet at another global summit in Mexico in mid-June.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; putin

1 posted on 05/10/2012 3:24:09 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Pootie and Poofter
2 posted on 05/10/2012 3:27:37 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("The Leftist MSM will tell us Obama is winning right up to his landslide defeat.")
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To: Happy Rain; lightman; SF_Redux

“... Russia will send Dmitry “More time for you, 0bummer” Medvedev...

Another *open mic* moment? Highly doubtful, this go-around.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 3:41:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: tobyhill
Even Putin is deserting him? Maybe he can smell a loser, too.
4 posted on 05/10/2012 3:48:07 AM PDT by hummingbird (I am Breitbart.)
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To: tobyhill

“Putin pulls out” - a shame 0bama’s Daddy didn’t.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 3:52:40 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: tobyhill

Afraid of a relationship? Fear of commitment?


6 posted on 05/10/2012 3:54:33 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: hummingbird

imo, this is by design
not good for them to be seen together before the election


7 posted on 05/10/2012 4:02:39 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Does Medeved count as a cut out agent?

“I will tell Vlady”


8 posted on 05/10/2012 4:13:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tobyhill

Hillary is in the back room, pounding that “Reset Button”.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 4:14:33 AM PDT by Makana
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To: tobyhill

Maybe he caught wind of planned hijinx and wants no part? Going to be interesting to see how this summit plays out. Lately, our leaders have been testing many boundaries and this summit presents a great opportunity to push a few more.

Take, for example, gay marriage. To anyone paying attention it was no secret the president was a supporter. However, instead of coming right out and saying it, he has to ‘evolve’ for some time, then right before opening the can of worms, two administration lackeys conveniently ‘surprisingly’ publicly come out in support. Had that not gone well, no chance the president makes his announcement this soon. Hand forced by the VP - horsemanure, it was a planned roll out.

Same thing coming with this meeting conveniently in Chicago where a certain person is conveniently mayor- it will be a ‘systems test’ for a broader implementation of controls designed to suprees the populace - my opinion. Putin wants no part- he has his own problems that will get worse as the US devolves...


10 posted on 05/10/2012 5:31:23 AM PDT by cliniclinical (space for rent)
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To: tobyhill

He wanted to give Obama some “space”.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: hummingbird
Putin knows a *Post Turtle* when he sees one....sending his own *Post Turtle*. Heh.

Don'tcha just love a metaphor?


12 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dontreadthis

Russia threatens to strike U.S. missile defense sites

http://www.examiner.com/article/russia-threatens-to-strike-u-s-missile-defense-sites


13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:46:36 AM PDT by EBH (The redistribution of another man's money, does not create wealth for the "greater good.")
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To: tobyhill
Obama is deeply disappointed that Putin won't put on that judo exhibition for him


14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:47:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: cliniclinical
Maybe he caught wind of planned hijinx and wants no part?

Or maybe he doesn't want to have to deal with recent threats he made, after being told to hold his horses until after the election

15 posted on 05/10/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by EBH (The redistribution of another man's money, does not create wealth for the "greater good.")
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To: tobyhill

I hope we can enjoy another open microphone summit.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 7:30:25 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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17 posted on 05/10/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: tobyhill
Putin Laughs, Gives Obama The Finger

Fixed it.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 10:46:53 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice; All

Putin must despise a man like Obama, who hates his own country.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 12:13:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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