Thursday, August 4, 2016

President Obama: I Do Not Trust Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter sit down to a meeting of the National Security Council at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Politico: Obama: No, I don’t trust Putin

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he doesn’t trust Russian leader Vladimir Putin to help lessen the violence in Syria.

Obama, speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, had some harsh words for his Russian counterpart and warned that he is expecting Russia to cooperate in de-escalating violence or else Moscow would prove to be an “irresponsible actor” that is “supporting a murderous regime.”

“I’m not confident that we can trust the Russians or Vladimir Putin, which is why we have to have to test whether or not we can get an actual cessation of hostilities that includes an end to the kinds of aerial bombing and civilian death and destruction that we have seen carried out by the Assad regime,” Obama said.

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Update: Obama Questions Russian Commitment to Peace in Syria (AP)

WNU Editor: Strange .... Russian President Putin says the same thing about President Obama.


Aizino Smith said...

It can still hurt even if you are more flexible.

Aizino Smith said...

So if Obama was not going after Trump in a sideways move would he even have made this statement about Putin?

нет! We know Obama is a lion when facing Republicans and U.S. allies. Otherwise he is a putty tat.

RussInSoCal said...

Give it 24 hours. Obama will walk that back.

RRH said...

When the President of Crazyland stateshe cannot trust someone it doesn't necessarily mean they are not trustworthy in the traditional sense. It means they can not be trusted to eat their cookies and roll over like a good doggie.

When representatives of Crazyland talk about Putin or Xi they remind me of Hitler's use of projection to accuse others of hostile intent toward Germany while he harragued, threatened and prepared for war.

Hamilcar Barca said...

Yo funny :)))) In your Crazyland Obama is Hitler and probable Putin and Xi dude are Angels...your weird but so funny :))))