Skip to comments.Russia's Putin Invites Obama to Moscow
Posted on 11/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST by NYer
MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Moscow next year.
Mr. Putin’s outstretched hand contrasts to the cold shoulder offered President Obama four years ago, at the time of the American’s first election.
At that time, Europe was swept with Obama-mania. But the Kremlin responded to Barack Obama’s election by announcing that Russia would install missiles in Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost territory.
Alexander Romanovich, a Duma deputy who is on the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s parliament, said the Kremlin is relieved that there will be continuity in Washington.
“If we talk about the troika, I see positive developments,” he said, referring to the two presidents and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “I think a mutual understanding was achieved.”
The Kremlin’s pragmatism is grounded in the reality that the two presidents are now fated to work together through 2016. President Obama’s four-year term will entirely overlap with the rest of President Putin’s six-year term.
The Kremlin almost certainly was relieved that the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, did not win. Many Russians saw Romney as continuing Cold War views, after he branded Russia America’s “number-one geostrategic foe.”
Flexibility. Wow, who’da thunk it.
“No problem, Vladi! I’m as flexible as a gymnast now! Plus, yours has always been my favorite country.”
Yes, now that there’s more flexibility, there are deals to be made. Namely Oama will make another nuclear treaty with Russia where we will destroy most of our nuclear stockpile, while Russia will lie and won’t. We can kiss our country’s defenses goodbye.
Oama = Obama above. Typo.
More like summons than invitation.
Obama’s brain implant needs recalibration.
The fix is in....
He needs to go to Russia to get his instructions from Putin.
No doubt to sign our unconditional surrender.
Flexibility...Russian style. But, of course, Zero has had plenty of experience bending over.
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