Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Russian president Vladimir Putin has chosen not to retaliate in response to Barack Obama’s latest temper tantrum. The child in chief thrilled Democrats and their allies by creating another fascistic executive order giving him the power to kick 35 Russian diplomats out of the country.
Obama’s stamping of his feet was a response to the still unproven conspiracy theory that the arch-criminal in the pantsuit’s historic presidency was thwarted by Russian interference, including hacking the DNC and slimy Dem racketeer John Podesta’s personal email account. While the Russians had been stating that there would be consequences for additional action if Obama acted, it was cool hand Vlad who turned the tables by taking the high road.
As reported by CNN “Putin: Russia won’t expel US diplomats”:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow will not expel American diplomats in response to US sanctions against Russia.
Putin said he would not pursue “irresponsible diplomacy” and would instead attempt to rebuild relations with Washington after the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump.
However, Putin said that Russia reserved the right to respond to the new US sanctions, which included the expulsion of 35 diplomats from the US. “Further steps towards the restoration of Russian-American relations will be built on the basis of the policies carried out by the administration of President Trump,” a Kremlin statement said.
Putin’s decision was the culmination of a hectic 18 hours in US-Russia relations.
The Russian leader’s response was issued via an official Kremlin statement and it’s priceless:
We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.
As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.
The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.
It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.
My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people.
I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.
Putin’s response is yet another huge embarrassment for Obama who is left looking like the silly and impotent sore loser that he is. Obama is left to contemplate his next move as the egg is still dripping off of his face and considering his towering narcissism he can be expected to up the ante in order to do as much damage to the incoming Trump administration’s foreign policy as possible.
The whole thing is getting old and tired though and the longer that the red-baiting goes on the less effective that it becomes.
Millions of Americans justifiably are suspicious of the entire Russian hacking story as being a smokescreen conjured up to obscure Team Hillary’s failures as well as covering up the contents damning internal emails that showed the way that the sausage is really made at the highest levels of the Democratic party. They would be correct in that suspicion since the only proof offered by Obama is his insistence that the American people should just trust him despite a track record that shows a well established history of deceit.
More can now see that the Democrats have so badly overplayed the race card that it has been effectively nullified and now they are only able to attack critics as Russian agents. This is going to soon reach the level of parody and blow back on Clinton-Obama Democrats in a big way. Ironically the one Democrat who hasn’t stooped to this level of ridiculous neo-McCarthyism is Bernie Sanders. The old man has wisely refrained from wading into the briar patch to whack the Putin-Trump tar baby and could be the big winner once Obama is finally gone.
Obama has yet to formally respond but it should be pure comedy gold when he does.
Originally published at Downtrend.com