A Loser's Malice What's Behind Obama's Attacks On Putin.
by Tyler Durden.
Relations between Russian chairperson Vladimir Putin and US president Barack Obama are poisoned and irretrievably damaged.
It's therefore a good thing that Obama is leaving bureau on 20 January.
Bad US-Russian relations are of course good-for-nothing new.
Since the Anglo-American campaign against Iraq in 2003, the US-Russian relationship has been dropping downhill.
For Obama, it shows that everything has gotten personal. The US Boss often acts like a sulky adolescent, jealous of a high school contender. You know, the kid who does everything better than he does. The lad takes it seriously and wont drop it. He challenges his nemesis to some new competition at every opportunity simply to lose again and again.
That's got to be hard on the ego. Between Obama and Putin there have been many such encounters. It is also not helpful that western cartoonists so often ridicule Obama as out of his league in comparison to Putin. Lets consider Obamas remarks at his last-place press conference on Friday, 16 December. The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us, replied Obama: They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't develop anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and limbs. They don't innovate. This was insulting both Putin and his country, but not sufficient apparently for Obama. They [the Russians] can make an impact on us if we lose track of who we are. They can impact on us if we abandon our values. Mr. Putin can weaken us, just like hes trying to weaken Europe, if we start buying into notions that its okay to intimidate the press, or lock up protesters, or discriminate against people because of their faith or what they look like.
Western cartoonists so often ridicule Obama as out of his league in comparison to Putin. What on ground is Mr. Obama speak about? Intimidate the press? The Moscow newspapers and television media are loaded with liberals. Many Russians call them fifth columnists. They are people with more advanced worldview [s] who do not tolerate Russian propaganda themselves, according to one colleague in Moscow. But Mr. Putin tolerates them and pays them no head. Lock up protesters discriminate against people? What alternate world does Mr. Obama live in? Doesn't develop anything people want to buy? The United States buys rocket engine that it does not now produce at home. Maybe the Americans, a Russian commentator joked, can use high tech trampolines to get into space and do without Russian technology.
In an interview the previous day with the American National Public Radio Obama ranted about Putin. It must have been a rehearsal for his press conference. This is somebody, the former head of the KGB, replied Obama, who is responsible for mashing democracy in Russia countering American efforts to expand liberty at every turn; is currently making decisions that's leading to a slaughter in Syria. What stupefying hypocrisy; what utter nonsense. Putin was a lieutenant colonel in the KGB, but never its brain, and he surely has not crushed democracy in Russia.
He even treats his political opponent with respect compared to Obama who rejects president-elect Donald Trump as some kind of Russian Manchurian candidate. The Russians, according to Obama, interfered in the US presidential elections, and helped overcome fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton. They hacked the Democratic National Committees hard drive and passed thousands of emails to WikiLeaks, although, according to others, an outraged Clinton insider divulged the cache of embarrassing emails. Obama has rejected such a possibility. The Russians did the hack, he insists, and Putin must be held personally liable. In Syria, the United States and its NATO and regional vassals are waging a campaign of aggression against the legal government in Damascus, backing jihadist terrorists Wheres the evidence presented? In Moscow, an indignant Putin objection Obama to put up or shut the fuck up. This is a hard thing for Obama to do. The Russians, he announces, counter American efforts to expand liberty at every turn. One ponders where that would be. In the Ukraine where the United States and European Union backed and guided the coup dtat against the directly elected Ukrainian government? Or in Syria where the United States and its NATO and regional vassals are waging a campaign of aggression against the legal government in Damascus, backing jihadist terrorists? How many democratic both governments and popularly substantiated political movements has the United Nation storied against or destroyed since 1945? The index is long, including the 1996 Russian presidential election.
Obama directly raised the issue of Syria during his NPR interview. The liberation of E. Aleppo from Al-Qaeda and other jihadists has infuriated the west. To the everlasting shame of France, the Eiffel Tower was darkened to mourn the win of Al-Qaeda. The Mainstream Media( MSM) is up in arms. Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Palestinian and Iraqi militias have helped the Syrian Arab Army to purify Aleppo of jihadist terrorists, and thwart the United States and its vassals. “Its what” galls Obama, being outmanoeuvred by a smaller human than he and a lesser country than the United States. How deplorable to speak of the liberation of E. Aleppo as a slaughter in Syria. Obamas thwartings began several years ago. Remember back in 2013, when the US government started a propaganda campaign about Syrian chemical weapons and warned of blood-red paths that are not able be crossed? Apparently, the US government came within an whiz or two of launching massive air attacks on Syria.
Putin intervened and the Syrian government passed up its chemical weapons, removing the US pretext for intervention. The print media had a land day testifying Putin helping Obama out of a corner of his own shaping. All the while, Putin preserved recommending Russian-US cooperation against the jihadists in Syria, trying to draw the United Nation away from its ruinous policies. To no avail. Who then acted with greater statesmanship, Putin or Obama? In 2013, when the US government started a propaganda campaign about Syrian compound weapons, Putin intervened and the Syrian government gave up its chemical weapons, removing the US pretext for intervention. The print media had a field day testifying Putin helping Obama out of a corner of his own shaping. Temporarily thwarted in Syria, the United Nation opened up a new front on Russias southern frontier in the Ukraine. It backed the coup dtat in Kiev and moved a blind eye to the fascist vanguard, which preserved the new Ukrainian junta in strength. The fascists are just a few bad apples, officials said in Washington, was of the view that NATO had scored a major victory in get its hands on Sevastopol so it could kick the Russian Black Sea fleet out of its traditional dwelling base.
You have to give credit to Obama; he was ambitious, aiming for a big loot and the shame of Russia and its president. Again, he was thwarted not so much better by President Putin but by the Russian people of the Crimea who instantly mobilised their neighbourhood self-defence units backed by polite people, Russian marines stationed in Sevastopol, to kick out the Ukrainians with scarcely a shot fired. They organised a referendum to approve entry into the Russian Federation. Reunification was rapidly approved by a huge majority and celebrated in Moscow. Putin passed a remarkably candid lecture, clarifying the Russian posture. NATO remains a military alliance, he replied, and we are against having a military alliance shaping itself at dwelling privilege in our backyard or in our historic province. I simply cannot imagine that we would travel to Sevastopol to visit NATO sailors. Of track, most of them are marvelous guys, but it would be better to have them come and visit us, be our guests, rather than the other behavior round NATO remains a military alliance, he replied, and we are against having a military alliance shaping itself at home right in our backyard or in our historic province, Putin replied It all happened so quickly, Obama must have looked on, dumbfounded, sputtering with indignant frustration at having been outmanoeuvred by Crimean Russians who knew a thing or two after all about innovating and protecting their land.
Russians in the eastern Ukraine likewise defied, taking up limbs to defend themselves against Kievs fascist battalions. That was too much. Putin became Obamas nemesis. The US president struck back with economic sanctions, which his European vassals quickly endorsed. When Malaysian Airlines, MH17, was shot down over the east Ukraine, Obama and the EU at once accused Putin of be held accountable without a smidgen of indication. In fact, the supporting evidence points to the Kiev junta as the guilty party, but the MSM paid no attention. It passed an orchestrated propaganda campaign leading to harder sanctions against Russia intended to sabotage the Russian economy and interrupt the Russian government. Obama and his advisors again miscalculated. The Russian government instituted its own sanctions against the EU, and looked for other new sources of quantity or superseded foreign imports with Russian products.
We can do without Polish apples and French cheese, most Russians envisioned. Liberals sulked over the loss of their camembert, but thats a small rate to pay for Russian independence. Obama was outwitted again by Russians who, he insists, cant innovate. As for the EU, it suffered huge economic losses because of sanctions at American behest in a classic lawsuit of hitting oneself in the foot. Its getting to be a habit; the EU has again refreshed its sanctions against Russia.
The EU has suffered huge economic losses because of its anti-Russia sanctions at American behest in a classic lawsuit of hitting oneself in the foot. Whilst the Ukrainian crisis dragged on, Obama had to turn his attention back to Syria. In the autumn of 2015, Putin ordered Russian aerospace and naval forces to intervene on behalf of the members of the hard-pressed Syrian government which asked for assistance against the western-backed jihadist invasion.
The tide of combat slowly turned. Again, Obama was caught off your guard; again, the US plan to overthrow the Syrian government was thwarted by Obamas nemesis. The United States tried bogus peaces to let its jihadist mercenaries to refit and resupply. At first, the Russians did not seem to catch on, accepting American recommendations as genuine. They had to learn the hard way, but they did eventually. The liberation of E. Aleppo, although overshadowed by the simultaneous loss of Palmyra, is another punch to Obamas policies and to his fragile ego.
How could this weaker smaller country outwitted the all-powerful Mr. Obama and the great US Hegemon? No ponder the US president is flogging out at Putin, publically insulting him and his country. No ponder the MSM is up in arms. How could this weaker smaller country outwitted the all-powerful Mr. Obama and the great US Hegemon? Like the USSR before it, Russia has always had to pursue a politique du faible, a poor humankinds policies, never having the abundant the resources available to it western antagonists. Russians learned early on to innovate.
The fox has to make its behavior in a world-wide full of dangerous wolves. What Obama must hate most of all is Putins exposure of US is supportive of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Who indeed is responsible for the slaughter in Syria? Obama calls it fighting for democracy. Airstrike democracy, Putin once derisively replied. Do you realise what you have done? Putin requested at the UN in 2015, shocking the MSM.
Obviously not, if one is to judge by Obamas remarks of the last few days. Hes still the obsessive adolescent with doubts concerning himself and in over his head against a real statesman. Thank heavens Obama is on his way out the door of the White House. Its not a minute too soon. Olliver Cromwells famous remark in 1653 to the Rump Parliament seems apposite. You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately … Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the epithet of God, travel !.