Skip to comments.Obama dismisses Russia as ‘regional power’ acting out of weakness
Posted on 03/25/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by mandaladon
THE HAGUE President Obama acknowledged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putins annexation of Crimea would be difficult to reverse, but he dismissed Russia as a regional power that did not pose a leading security threat to the United States.
Concluding a summit here on nuclear security, Obama also warned that broader Russian military intervention in neighboring countries would trigger further economic sanctions that would disrupt the global economy but hit Russia the hardest.
Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors not out of strength but out of weakness, Obama said in response to a reporters question about whether his 2012 election opponent, Mitt Romney, was right to characterize Russia as Americas biggest geopolitical foe.
They dont pose the number one national security threat to the United States, Obama said in a news conference. I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan.
Defending his response to the Ukraine crisis, Obama dismissed criticism that a perception of weakness abroad had prompted Putin to seize Ukraines autonomous Crimea region this month, an act the United States and Europe have called a violation of both Ukrainian and international law. But Obama made clear that no military response is being contemplated, unless Putin pushes into NATO member nations on Russias western border.
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Might Russia threaten the 0’ regime’s natural allies in South America? You know, countries like Cuba and Venezuela?
Russia to Obama....”I know you are, but what am I?”
Obama is repeating information he received in a policy briefing.
“I honestly feel that Obama is a bigger threat to the US than any other country or terrorist group. “
Lincoln said, “No foreign power, by force of arms, could take a drink from Ohio river without the complicity of American traitors.’
ACORN foreign policy in action.
At the same time that Russia was denying having blockaded Ukrainian naval facilities in Crimea, little-noticed reports came out of Moscow saying that Vladimir Putins government had ongoing conversations with eight foreign countries with the objective of building overseas military facilities, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.
FOX, March 4, 2014.
Can a country with an arsenal of nuclear warheads and numerous platforms for delivering them be called a regional power? Can a country so vast that its capitol is closer to Chicago than it is to its easternmost city be considered a regional power? Ridiculous.
I’m so sick of this idiot.
Obama’s entire Residency has consisted of one dedicated to devolving America to the same status as the rest of the known world. And now he is dismissing other country actions as regional? He can’t make up his mind. He either wants this petty regional egalitarianism, or he wants something else, especially when it comes to HIM.
He is nothing more than a pitiful example of horribly misplaced affirmative action coupled with the abject ignorance by American liberals’ support. He is simply a lightweight incompetent Muslim who hates America and cannot stand to be outplayed by anyone except by that mooch of a wife and an overbearing mother-in-law and an Iranian hydra who controls him.
A narcissistic pansy piece of poof.
That Obama is about a mouthy little b*tch. I miss Reagan. :(
If he ever ends up in prison, he’ll be EVERYBODY’s bitch.
Obama, in order to save his wretched and putrid image from that of a gay weakling, invites Putin, in his weak state that is /sarc, to prove he is the man and take more.
Good job Obama. /sarc
Who luvs ya baby!
0 is a weak idiot.
It’s basically Obama saying that the Russian takeover of Crimea and potential takeover of Ukraine is not a big deal to him, because he would rather be golfing than dealing with it.
Obama is the kid whose lunch has just been taken by the class bully: “I wasn’t hungry, anyway.”
Although admittedly not an expert in geopolitics, I would still be loathe to underestimate Putin’s Russia.
When Putin and mac daddy meet face to face only one of them wears depends, take a guess who wears the depends.
If this idiot pResident of our does not watch his mouth Putin is going to show him what a regional power can accomplish.
Obama’s mouth is writing checks that we can’t cash.
Mistake to put down Russia as a “weak” “Regional Power” “acting out of weakness” Watch as Putin responds with actions rather than words. Obama has bitten off more than he can chew. Now China will act up, then Russia again, then Europe—Then Brazil—then Iran. We are entering into a new phase—a really bumpy road for the US and her interests.
I have a different take.
Obama plays golf because he knows he can not prevail and is powerless to actually do anything. The stress of being a loser drives him to the golf course where he can lie about his score and stroke his self esteem.
problem is, Obama isn’t even good at golf.
You are correct and Obama is correct. Putin is not financially able to project real military power beyond his immediate borders.
Obama is merely acknowledging that which is known but not mentioned. It is impolite. But....Putin made him do it.
Russia is a “regional power” with enough nukes to kill half the population of the United States.
Hey Obama, how do you like Vlad’s Space Station?
Obamas mouth is writing checks that we cant cash.
Remember how leftists in government and media had a collective cow when George W. Bush said “bring it on” with respect to Muslim terrorists?
Barack Obama has just said, “bring it on” as a dare to a nuclear arms powerhouse.
Now, that’s something worth being concerned about.
Well, the media always believes him when he says that about Republicans - why shouldn’t it work with Russia? :)
That lily livered liberal liar should be careful who he is calling “weak”.
................. Putin is not financially able to project real military power ...................
Yeah, like we are, sporting a $17 trillion debt, climbing by $1 Trillion per year, while we dismantle our military.
0bungles just doesn’t know when to keep his pie hole shut.
God, how wonderful it would be to watch a video of the Mahdi being punked in a prison shower.
A “Regional Power” with the world’s largest Nuclear weapons arsenal.
He’s trying to insult Putin.
But Putin knows that he is playing the better hand right now, and likely won’t ever have a better one.
And the strong nations cower and bow to other leaders? Wear Mom pants riding a sissy bike, lift your leg to cover your nuts when a martial arts demo is going on in front of you? lol
If he isn’t trying to start World War III, then why is he trying to insult Russia? This is pointless bluster, aimed at what? Is he trying to make Putin think he has to demonstrate Russia’s strength by causing more trouble? I don’t see the logic in this at all.
I tell ya, IF history deemed that Americans have to elect a fag to the White Hut, I wish we had elected a pitcher like Rock Hudson instead of a receiver like Liberace!
Obama opens his mouth and once again proves that he is an idiot.
For a long time nobama’s problem has been that he believes his own bullshit.
The Russian bear ain’t to be trifled with. Them claws is sharp.
Ridiculous is right. Obama called him a regional power on the same day that they are delivering one of our astronauts to the space station because we no longer have that capability.
Zero stopped caring about being President 2 years ago. It’s all just a hassle for him now.
Did you note that obama said it would be bad for the global economy but Russia will be affected the most. I contend this is the plan. Then comes the UN and one world government. I used to say the muslims would never go along with it. I’m now hoping Putin won’t go along with it either.
By who? Certainly not AQ, right? Since we defeated them a few years ago, right?
Yep, Barry, and that's why they keep hitting you in the face with the dodgeball just to see you run to the teacher about the big bad bully
Russia is a global superpower, not a regional power.
Someone is feeding BS to the BS master.
What happened: Obama, smarting from Romney’s on-target, blistering criticism, responds like a whiny, immature adolescent in order to make what he thinks is a smart political point and to preserve his fragile ego. In the process he stupidly antagonizes a nuclear power that has very recently demonstrated the willingness to aggressively annex its neighbor. Brilliant! As someone else said, this is what happens when you have an affirmative action President.
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