Skip to comments.Obama ‘Forgot’ Human Rights; Russian Wants U.S. Off Sidelines
Posted on 03/11/2013 12:53:35 PM PDT by lbryce
The Obama administrations 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-Peoples 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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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.