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Obama ‘Forgot’ Human Rights; Russian Wants U.S. Off Sidelines
Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen

Posted on 03/11/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT by lbryce

The Obama administration’s “reset” of its relationship with Russia has largely failed, and in his second term, the president must press Moscow harder on human rights, which are under threat from President Vladimir Putin, Russian opposition leaders and Kremlin critics say.

“In the beginning, the [Obama] administration mostly focused on global security aspects but forgot about human rights,” said Mr. Kasyanov, who is co-chairman of the Republican Party of Russia-People’s Freedom Party.

At the 2009 Group of 20 summit in London, President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, released a joint statement announcing a “fresh” start in U.S.-Russian relations. Vice President Joseph R. Biden spoke of a “reset” in the relationship, but ties between the two countries have become strained by differences over missile defense, human rights and the war in Syria since Mr. Putin succeeded Mr. Medvedev last year.

Mr. Kasyanov said the U.S. must send a clear message to Mr. Putin that he will not get a “free ticket” on human rights violations.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: humanrights; obama
First of all, there is no one, except some naive, local yokels who arent' aware of Putin's longing for the days of the glorious CCCP,a KGB sycophant if ever there was one when the term 'human rights' were 'expunged' from the collective conscience of the Soviet People just the way it is described in "1984". As Putin himself said, "Human Rights? We don't need no stinkin' human rights."

I'm also somewhat confused as to Obama's new found interest in human rights, not at home and only if it involves human rights of those who don't comprehend the meaning of human rights as their human rights handbook, aka the Koran has nothing to say about it.

The Three Pillars of Islam: Mullah See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Do Plenty of Evil

How ironic. Only the sons of Monkeys and Pigs have this this concept of Human Rights. We here of the
enlightened Middle East know better by virtue of no mention of Human Rights in our Koran Book of Deception.

1 posted on 03/11/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT by lbryce
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