#1 Russians Attack ‘Political Corpse’ [Obama] by algernonpj 30.12.2016 19:15


Russians Attack ‘Political Corpse’ Obama
Lawmakers call Obama retaliation 'dangerous game'
By Mikhail Klikushin • 12/30/16 8:17am

The silent, months-long contempt expressed by the Russian political class toward the departing White House Administration was suddenly interrupted on Thursday by U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new set of anti-Russian sanctions.

In Russian media, in the political class and among government officials, the reaction in Moscow was fierce, vocal and pugnacious.

Obama’s decision to expel Russian diplomats—in addition to sanctioning a number of Russian companies and individuals—is nothing but evidence of the agony of the outgoing administration, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the International Committee of the Russian Upper House of Parliament, said to RIA Novosti. “The leaving administration has no reason and no political or moral right for such drastic and disruptive steps with regards to bilateral relations with Russia. Forgive me for being harsh, but I just cannot find other words: this is the agony of not the lame ducks, but of political corpses,” the Russian Senator said. “[President Obama] put at stake the U.S.’s reputation as an adequate state that ensures policy continuity in the process of change of power.”

“This is really a disturbing news,” responded Kosachev’s deputy, Alexei Chepa. According to the politician, Obama’s goal was simply to create new problems for President-elect Donald Trump—more obstacles in building better relations with Russia. “It creates additional difficulties for the [Trump] administration to overcome later.”



#2 RE: Russians Attack ‘Political Corpse’ [Obama] by Cincinnatus 30.12.2016 20:55


the reaction in Moscow was fierce, vocal and pugnacious.


"We will not expel anyone," Putin said in a statement, adding that Russia reserved the right to retaliate.


Putin said he was inviting all children of American diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas party in the Kremlin.

How terribly pugnacious.

#3 RE: Russians Attack ‘Political Corpse’ [Obama] by algernonpj 30.12.2016 22:16



From what I've been reading, words aside, Putin has belittled Obama by not taking his actions seriously.. Putin's non response makes Obama look mendacious, small, and petty

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