Obama promised to “reset” the U.S. relationship with Russia, and he succeeded: Russia went from disliking, but respecting, America and President Bush, to loathing, and looking down upon, America and, especially, her president.
The photograph of Obama and Russian President Putin sitting side-by-side radiating hatred spells it all out. One of the reasons given for Putin’s hostility, in addition to Obama’s decision to aid Syria’s Al Qaeda rebels, while Russia is aiding Bashar al Assad’s Iranian and Hezbollah fighters, is Edward Snowden’s revelation that the US is spying on Russia. That, of course, is ridiculous. The US has been spying on Russia since the Cold War began. Indeed, vaguely hostile, actively hostile, and even friendly countries routinely spy on each other.
What’s really going on is that Putin despises Obama. “Despising” someone isn’t the same as disliking them. It means that you dislike them because you think they’re unworthy of being liked. Indeed, they are so unworthy, because they are weak or morally flawed, that you “despise” them.
Pravda, which is Russia’s “official” newspaper – meaning that it spouts the government line – has an opinion piece by Xavier Lerma detailing just how poorly Putin and Russia view Obama and America. The article begins by describing the June 17, 2013 meeting between Putin and Obama, which involved Obama nervously talking about basketball to a man who is a black belt in judo (both physical and mental):
The weak eyed Obama went on further to say, “And we both agree as you get older it takes more time to recover. ” He unbelievably even talked about the removal of the Jackson-Vanik Act. Obama nervously looked over his notes as Putin spoke clearly from his memory and intelligence. At meetings end Obama then went on to try and slap a handshake. It was met with President Putin’s stone hand which withered Obama’s smile away. Putin’s firm grip declared who’s top dog in this world.
Although Russia has substantial problems, with a declining population, AIDS, rampant drug use, and systemic corruption, it is developing its “black gold” oil resources, while Obama is doing everything he can to destroy America’s energy infrastructure. More than that, instead of focusing on energy output, the job market, the economy, and national security, the Democrats are spending hundreds of thousands to text gay sex addicts and are literally emasculating our military. Russia knows what is happening:
The US is broke and Russia is the world’s largest oil producer with a growing economy. Russia is not backing down and they have China to back them up. Who will back the US? Tiny Britain? Americans are turning gay and Russian men are looking more like the Klitschko brothers. The US is the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah while Christianity triumphs in Russia. No ACLU in Russia suing Christians to be sure. The largest country in the world shows only contempt at the US Bomb & Missile Diplomacy.
Obama promised that he would fundamentally change America. Those who weren’t paying attention were stupid to think that this promise was a good thing. It’s not. It’s a very, very bad thing, and the jackals, including the big, bad, oil rich Russian jackal, are beginning to circle.