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Testing Obama
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, December 18, 2008

Indications are that the Russians intend to test the Obama administration soon after the inauguration.

John Rood, under secretary of state for arms control and international security, said that indications are the Russians are delaying any further talks about the missile shield in anticipation of dealing with Obama:
“They have paused with the election of a new administration in the United States, and they are looking carefully at the position of the new team,” Mr. Rood told reporters.

“My assessment is that the Russians intend to test the mettle of the new administration and the new president,” he said.

Russia’s stance on the missile shield and other issues was less flexible, Mr. Rood said, than it had been in previous talks.
Interestingly, Russian PM Putin is apparently using Obama's Iranian "carrot and stick" approach on the US:
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said this month that the United States would quickly feel a change in attitude from Moscow if the new president altered American policies toward Russia.
He's obviously never anticipated dealing with Hillary Clinton. Anyway, it appears the tests are going to come soon and often, with "our friend" Russia leading the way. It should be an interesting first year for the Obama foreign policy team.
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I for one, would like to welcome our new Russian overlords....
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"He’s obviously never anticipated dealing with Hillary Clinton."

I think Hillary may be in for a bit of a shock, also. Putin, et al. may be a bit tougher to handle than Willy or the Republicans. I doubt that she has ever had to deal with a real facist before, one who isn’t afraid to actually shed a little real blood.
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So what are we settng our countdown clocks to for the impending international meltdown?
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Don’t worry about it. First of all, Putin will immediately be elevated by a mere phone call from The Lightworker and become the lovable, peaceloving, kind, liberal socialist that lives inside all of us, just waiting for The One to call it forth to make a better world.

And, in the event that The Annointed One doesn’t instantly reform Putin (because he’ll be busy saving the world, making the oceans fall, saving the economy, and making the rich pay their fair share), the prospect of a visit from Hillary should be enough to dissuade Putin from ANY bad behavior.

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