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  • Obama Surrenders to Russia Again

    A picture taken on April 9, 1992 shows a Russian S300 missile burning away from its pad in Priozorsk during a training launch. Russia on December 22, 2008 denied that it was delivering sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran, following reports it was about to supply the weapons to the US arch-foe.

    It seems that weak negotiating with Russia is becoming a habit for the Obama Administration. After signing a one-sided arms control deal with Russia on April 8th, the Administration is now touting a new United Nations Security Council Resolution that imposes a new round of sanctions on Iran in response to Iran’s ongoing nuclear program.

    The problem for the Obama Administration regarding the new Resolution is that it had to acquiesce to Russian demands that Russia’s trade with Iran not be impinged. This apparently includes in the area of arms trade. Russia has a deal with Iran to provide them sophisticated S-300 surface-to-air missiles … although the missiles have yet to be delivered. Shortly following the adoption of the Resolution by the United Nations Security Council, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the S-300 deal is not covered under the sanctions and may go forward.

    Clearly, the new Resolution does not impose the kind of crippling sanctions on Iran called for earlier by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It seems this is because Russia, among others, did not want crippling sanctions and the Obama Administration said it was okay with the Russian demand. Given this pattern, the question arises as to what favor will the Obama Administration extend to Russia next.

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    5 Responses to Obama Surrenders to Russia Again

    1. FED UP, Philadelphia says:

      Of course… Obama is a "wannabe" socialist and wants nothing more then to have the United States "transform" into a Socialist nation and who best to become "comrades" with then Russia. The people in this country need to WAKE UP before it is too late and we have no way of taking back our country. The founding fathers are spinning in their graves with this administration basically using the Constitution as nothing more than bird cage lining.

    2. G-Man, Chesapeake, V says:

      This Blog Post supports reasons to increase domestic oil production. I explain…

      It is this Blogger’s opinion that Russian oil income funds Russia’s weapons and export programs. By the application of basic economic principles it is possible to keep Russian weapons programs in check. If the return on a barrel of oil is high, Russia will continue to enjoy a more favorable financial environment in which to fund its warfighting/export programs than it would if the dollar per barrel where lower. By drilling and refining more American crude we slow money flowing to Russian coffers with the added benefit of putting Americans back to work.

      Consider this solution a “three-fer,” 1) reduce income from Russian oil proceeds, 2) help our economy by putting American workers back to work in American Oil Companies, and 3) reduce our dependence on foreign oil from countries that don’t have American interests at heart.

      Hoo-yah America,

      G-Man

    3. FED UP, Philadelphia says:

      Oil has nothing to do with this. This is about National Security.

    4. G-Man, Chesapeake, VA says:

      Fed Up from Philly,

      I feel your pain brudda, but from the larger perspective National Security and Oil have traceable connections…particularly as Russia funds its warfighting capability from money it gains from the sale of oil.

      G-Man

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