Outclassed by the Master: Putin Didn’t Save Obama, He Beat Him

by Samuel Gonzalez | September 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Game, set, and match for Vladimir Putin!

putin[1]Weekly Standard[2] reports with the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.

Maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin really did discuss[3] the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control last week on the sidelines of the G20 conference. Putin sure doesn’t care that Obama’s taking credit for the proposal, or that the administration is posturing like a Mob enforcer. : “The only reason why we are seeing this proposal,” said[4] White House spokesman Jay Carney, “is because of the U.S. threat of military action.”

Right, Putin is laughing to himself. Whatever. If Obama wants to sell it like a obama[5]Christmas miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue that’s fine with Putin, because Putin won.

Reset with Russia was originally a strategic priority for the Obama administration because it saw Moscow as the key to getting Iran to come to the negotiating table. Putin, from the White House’s perspective, was destined for the role of junior partner. Now Putin has turned “Reset” upside down. By helping Obama out of a jam with Syria, Putin has made himself the senior partner to whom the White House is now beholden.

Accordingly, when Putin proposes the same sort of deal with Iran, with Russia having established its bona fides as an interlocutor for Syria, Obama is almost certain to jump at it.

More here[6]

The corrupt media may spin this foreign policy fiasco in Obama’s favor.But, the world sees it for what it is.Putin mastered the political chessboard while Obama was figuring which pieces were his.

Originally published at The Last Tradition[7]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/putin1.jpg
  2. Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/putin-didnt-save-obama-he-beat-him_753730.html?nopager=1
  3. discuss: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/377384661162663937
  4. said: http://www.rollcall.com/news/obama_takes_credit_for_syrian_offer_to_give_up_chemical_weapons-227457-1.html
  5. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/obama1.jpg
  6. here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/putin-didnt-save-obama-he-beat-him_753730.html?nopager=1
  7. The Last Tradition: http://thelasttradition.blogspot.com/

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