Obama, Putin meeting on Syria at G-20 summit?

posted at 2:01 pm on September 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

After Russia granted asylum to Edward Snowden, Barack Obama canceled a Moscow summit meeting with Vladimir Putin, choosing to visit Stockholm instead on the eve of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg. After a friendly greeting on Obama’s arrival, though, Putin wants a dinner meeting to focus not on economics but on the crisis in Syria, and ABC reports that an ad-hoc Syria summit appears to be on:

President Obama and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin greeted each other with smiles and a handshake at the G20 summit today and planned to take up a subject that is not on the group’s agenda – Syria.

Putin suggested that the crisis and the U.S. threat to attack Syria be debated over dinner this evening.

“Some of the participants asked me to allot some time for the discussion of other issues which weren’t part of our agenda but which are extremely important in the global policy. I’m referring to the situation in Syria. Let’s do that during our working dinner so that we do not discuss all the issues at once,” Putin said.

US News reports that the White House is not denying it, and indeed leaving that open as a possibility:

The focus of world leaders gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia for the G-20 summit is supposed to be global economic issues, but the debate over how to respond to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria is dominating the headlines.

President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet with host Russian President Vladimir Putin since Russia agreed to harbor U.S. national security leaker Edward Snowden weeks ago. But Obama administration officials say there may be some opportunity for Putin, who remains unconvinced Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime executed the Sarin gas attack that left more than 1,400 dead, and Obama to informally discuss the issue.

“The past practice at these summits is you do end up having discussions on the margins of the meeting about other global security issues,” said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told reporters in a press briefing. “I certainly anticipate the president will have interactions with President Putin even as we don’t have a formal meeting scheduled.”

It’s unclear, though, whether this is a bilateral or multilateral meeting.  Neither would appear to give any benefit to Obama’s case for action against Syria, but a bilateral meeting might help dial down the tension in the US-Russian relationship at the moment.  Over the last few weeks, the two presidents have publicly traded remarkably personal criticisms, and regardless of policy differences, that’s a bad development.

If the dinner meeting on Syria is multilateral with the whole G-20, that looks like a diplomatic trap for Obama.  Only France has offered any support for military action on Syria, while the UK’s David Cameron failed to get his Parliament to go along last week.  He’s likely to find himself outnumbered, and pressured into postponing any action and/or taking his case to the UN.  If he agrees and backs off, then Obama looks weak.  If he ignores US allies (and Putin, but that’s already a given) and pushes forward, then he looks like the kind of unilateral cowboy that he claimed George W. Bush was and gives Putin a boost among Western nations.  This is precisely why heads of state and/or government typically don’t meet on issues until a broad agreement has already been pre-arranged.

At least Obama got this good photo op out of today’s arrival.

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Infant Innocence by A.E. Housman, modified for today:

“The grizzly Russian bear is huge and wild,
He has devoured the infant child,
The infant child is not aware
It has been eaten by the bear.”

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Putin and obama are thugs of the world.

Putin is respected.

This is a true story. The two were at a gathering a while ago and the gym had only so many machines. Putin got there when obama had already taken the last one.

Putin to the media “follow me”. He went into icy cold water, with ice all around, swimming, cameras all on him…

Imagine this of weasely eunuch obama…never…the bully Putin beats him every time, then asks for obama to pay for lunch.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Obama looks so so, warmongerish.

PappyD61 on September 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Reagan in Iceland with gorby was much better. A true leader, charismatic and not afraid to show that America is the greatest country.

jaywemm on September 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Barack Obama canceled a Moscow summit meeting with Vladimir Putin, choosing to visit Stockholm instead on the eve of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg.

The irony of meeting with the European peace doves of them all…to promote war, as a Nobel idiot…one can’t make these things up in fiction.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Are wedgies considered racist?

Flange on September 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Better have Kerry taste Obama’s food first!!

Deano1952 on September 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Bama begging Putin to stop stealing the limeligt and taking the media’s attention away away from him? :)…

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

The boy king…still an amateur

pherrman on September 5, 2013 at 2:08 PM

He looks to enjoy shaking Putin’s hand. Why does Obama hate the gays?

change is for suckers on September 5, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Maybe Obama will get his own kiddie table at the Summit dinner?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

“Did you know that I wrestle bears and catch Salmon with my bare hands, Mr. Dog Eater?”

“Yeah well…well…I got a new bell for my bike that has a deep ring.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

The irony of meeting with the European peace doves of them all…to promote war, as a Nobel idiot…one can’t make these things up in fiction.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Bama’s ‘reality’ as usually beats fiction :)…

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Either Putin will read Obama the riot act, or he’s trying to defuse the situation while giving Obama an out to save face.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

“Did you know that I wrestle bears and catch Salmon with my bare hands, Mr. Dog Eater?”

“Yeah well…well…I got a new bell for my bike that has a deep ring.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

HA!

” Ummmmm…We’ll go ugly in Syria and by that I mean I’ve got China” – Putin

“Say…Does this suit make me look fat? ‘ – Obama

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

obama pwned

gracie on September 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Oh, to be a bug on in the wall…

Meester President Obama, it ees very good think Michelle has your, how you say, special parts in jar on vanity at home. Understand thees, if she did not,I would reach out and crush your malo yaits with bare hand.

Ponimaesh?

Who is slacker, now, Meester president?

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM

“Did you know that I wrestle bears and catch Salmon with my bare hands, Mr. Dog Eater?

“Yeah well…well…I got a new bell for my bike that has a deep ring.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Well, then, Putin should look up ‘white noise’ as a form of torture :)

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Obama will dress appropriately for this meeting

Beatdown is more like it.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Putin will give the amateur nothing but a lesson on smart power

DamnYankee on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm……………………

BBC reporter says Obama arrived alone for the G-20 dinner; did not walk in with Putin and other leaders – @BBCDanielS

18 mins ago from twitter.com/BBCDanielS by editor

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

“We can discuss Syria over a cigar and some vodka later, da?”

“I only smoke Kool Light 100′s and I’d have a double whip cream mocha latte with those chocolate sprinkles on the top instead of vodka.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

HA!

” Ummmmm…We’ll go ugly in Syria and by that I mean I’ve got China” – Putin

“Say…Does this suit make me look fat empty? ‘ – Obama

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

FIFY

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

It’s clear that our lazy stupid President is like the unwelcome relative at Thanksgiving dinner. Awkard under the best of circumstances.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Look at Drudge…Putin has stepped into the vacuum created by our feckless adolescent in chief.

Obama doesn’t even know what’s happened yet.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Russians aren’t afflicted by the same neurotic white guilt that Americans are. Obama relies on the existence of such guilt for nearly all of his leverage.

WhatSlushfund on September 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Senate speeds up (a bit) for Syria – The Senate will come back early from its recess to deal with Syria. Senators were scheduled to return Monday. The Senate will instead convene Friday to start the procedural clock on a proposed authorization of force. Debate could begin this weekend.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/05/putin-greets-obama-with-syria-threat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

Why the rush? To put pressure on the House? Or Putin is being believed? LOL

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

“We can discuss Syria over a cigar and some vodka later, da?”

“I only smoke Kool Light 100′s and I’d have a double whip cream mocha latte with those chocolate sprinkles on the top instead of vodka.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Oh My God.

LMAO!!!

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Vlad just called yer b1tch a liar Barry. Whatchoo gonna do?

Akzed on September 5, 2013 at 2:17 PM

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Guess who is going to have those “bunny ears” when the group photo comes out?

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Dumb and Dumber.

Oil Can on September 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Speaking of the USSR,er,Russia:

Syrian civil war

Photo: US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power says

Russia is holding Security Council ‘hostage’

in responding to chemical attack in Syria – @AlexNBCNews

4 mins ago from instagram.com by editor
============================================

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:18 PM

BBC reporter says Obama arrived alone for the G-20 dinner; did not walk in with Putin and other leaders

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The cheese stands alone. Or more accurately in this case, the rat.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

“But just to show you that I’m a he-man I’m going to have DOUBLE the amount of chocolate thprinklths!”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Obama to Putin:

“I actually agree with your anti-gay laws, but I can’t let my loony base know that. Where’s that mini-giraffe?”

sentinelrules on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

There are currently 11 photos of BO on the home page. Please make it stop.

Syzygy on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Arm wrestling match?

redguy on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

or he’s trying to defuse the situation while giving Obama an out to save face.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

If he does, it won’t be given away for free.

PackerBronco on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 30m

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

HA!

” Ummmmm…We’ll go ugly in Syria and by that I mean I’ve got China” – Putin

“Say…Does this suit make me look fat empty? ‘ – Obama

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

FIFY

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 2:14 PM

*snicker*

Meanwhile…

“So…what do we do about heating this winter…our scientists say it’s going to be very cold this winter…” – Merkel

“We’re ok in the UK” – Cameron

“We are warm countries…so we’re not particularly worried”- Spain,Italy and France.

“Do not worry about it my friends…Russia will of course come to your aid just as we always have…Have another Vodka and try our caviar…” – Putin

“We have some cool solar panels we can send you guys…way better then the Chinese ones…and we got some kickass choom too…Does anybody have a cigarette I can borrow?” – Obama

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

or he’s trying to defuse the situation while giving Obama an out to save face.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM

If he does, it won’t be given away for free.

PackerBronco on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

That’s true, I’m sure. Though it’s in Russia’s best interest for Obama to remain in the White House.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 19m

The G20 leaders dinner is in the opulent Grand Palace at Peterhof. Dates back to early 18th century. http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterhof/grand-palace.asp
===========================

http://www.saint-petersburg.com/peterhof/grand-palace.asp

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM

There are currently 11 photos of BO on the home page. Please make it stop.

Syzygy on September 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Agree, been sick of seeing that mug since 2007!!

Putin is making all of the news, where is his pic?

bluefox on September 5, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The cheese stands alone. Or more accurately in this case, the rat.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Obama don’t care if he’s the cheese all alone…. Because he’s FABULOUS!

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 30m

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Arriving ‘fashionably late’ to get extra notice from his betters and the fawning American media.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:27 PM

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Buncha racists…made Obama walk in back??

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 30m

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Wow. That’s brutal.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 30m

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Wow. That’s brutal.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I guess he’s not the kool kid anymore…eh?

Bring the world to the brink of WWIII has that effect doesn’t it?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Fifteen minutes, worth it.

Akzed on September 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

When Reagan met Gorbachev Geneva, the local temperature was about 30-fahrenhite. Gorbachev wore a coat over a sweater, with a hat and scarf and gloves.

Reagan strolled down the steps to greet Gorbie before Gorbie’s car had even stopped…no coat, no hat, no gloves…a lot older than Gorbie…a lot older.

In Russia, with the live coverage, rare but there, the Russians were impressed…a lot…with Reagan….just on the visuals.

Obama is not playing well to the Russian or Euro audiences today.

The visuals are just plain pathetic.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

“We can discuss Syria over a cigar and some vodka later, da?”

“I only smoke Kool Light 100′s and I’d have a double whip cream mocha latte with those chocolate sprinkles on the top instead of vodka.”

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Oh My God.

LMAO!!!

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Agreed!

Bishop in fine form today.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 30m

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Then why did The One want to be president if he doesn’t want to do presidential things…like talk to other leaders? I mean, he couldn’t even bother himself to walk over with everyone else.

He is making the US look like a child.

Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

So demorats are racists who want Syrian children to die if they vote no, or warmongers who want Syrian children to die if they vote yes.

I’m going to wade into the nearby corn field with a flamethrower so as to produce enough popcorn to last until this circus finally comes to an end.

Bishop on September 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Bishop in fine form today.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Snarkmeister of HA, a national treasure!

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM

You know Vlad…I can be flexible tonight.

Oil Can on September 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

The stupid Swedes offered “asylum to any Syrian who asks for it”…talk about sucking obama’s azz while cutting your own throat.

One can’t make these things up in fiction.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Pres. Obama walks alone to the G20 dinner – about 1/2 hr after all the other leaders walked over as a group..

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Because he’s so much more important he can’t be on time.

Face it kids, the thin-skinned rat is being rude on an international stage. I guess protocol isn’t all that important when you are in the middle of trying to convice your country to kill a bunch of innocent people to avoid further mockery.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

“We have some cool solar panels we can send you guys…way better then the Chinese ones…and we got some kickass choom too…Does anybody have a cigarette I can borrow?” – Obama

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Yeah, and please pass the Frito’s

I am literally ROFLMAO today

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Look at Drudge…Putin has stepped into the vacuum created by our feckless adolescent in chief.

Obama doesn’t even know what’s happened yet.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

That’s the truth.

davidk on September 5, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Two Marxists walk into a bar…

faraway on September 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Not really OT:

(CNSNews.com) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will present the National Constitution Center’s (NCC) 2013 Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton during a Sept. 10 ceremony in Philadelphia, one day before the first-year anniversary of the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya while Clinton was secretary of state.

“The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who have furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality, often against great odds,” NCC President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said. “Hillary Clinton has devoted her life to expanding opportunities for ‘We the People’ not just in this country but around the globe.”

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush, the NCC’s chairman, said in a statement announcing the award. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

Akzed on September 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM

“19.22 David Cameron has had to endure being sidelined at G20, without any key bilateral meetings, as a result of Britain’s decision not to get involved in Syria.

But he insists that he does not regret his decision to recall parliament and hold a vote.

19.00 An aide of Vladimir Putin, who is currently hosting the G20 in his hometown of St Petersburg, reportedly said that after last week’s vote, Britain was a “small island” whose voice did not count for much.

But James Kirkup, our political editor, who is in Russia for the summit, has taken issue with that…”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10288193/Syria-crisis-G20-summit-live.html

OUCH!

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Obama is lashing out, which seems his usual character flaw when he can’t get his way. Opposition this time is tough, unlike with Libya. There, he had the Brits and French to provide cover. Now that they’ve backed off and left him out to dry, Obama is mad at the world. He’s in a mess of his own making, in that his pride refuses to let him back down but he may have no choice. There will be penalties if he goes it alone against Syria.

Liam on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I guess he’s not the kool kid anymore…eh?

Bring the world to the brink of WWIII has that effect doesn’t it?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Yeah, you’re absolutely righti. Yesterday my 18 year old came home from classes and was really upset… kids on campus are all saying Obama’s trying to start WWIII – he is really worried. And so am I.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Putin drove all to meet for a G20 dinner, topic: Syria…was not on schedule before, not the topic.

All are complying and oaf in chief is stuck. How ‘elegant’ is that for a thuggish host?

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Bush/Clinton 2016!

Akzed on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Yeah, and please pass the Frito’s

I am literally ROFLMAO today

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:39 PM

And a couple of notches to the right–Assad is Hitler?: http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/2497604/das/

davidk on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

More like Clinton/Bush I guess.

Akzed on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Remember when there was an American president dictating to the Soviet president to tear down this wall……good times, good times.

brut4ce on September 5, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Imagine this of weasely eunuch obama…never…the bully Putin beats him every time, then asks ORDERS for obama to pay for lunch.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Fixed for greater clarity.

Seems local news have neglected to report Putin’s response today to Hagel’s statement made yesterday. Putin called Hagel’s statement “бред сивой кобылы”. Difficult to translate this old Russian saying, but closest would be “drivel from an old leprous mare”. Notice how Putin refers to Hagel as female and in real terms calls him mentally unstable. This on top of calling Hussein STUPID (last week) as well as calling both Kerry and Hussein LIARS.

riddick on September 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I guess Syria is serious. The thin-skinned rat is turning down the chance to party with liberals. Or he didn’t think his role as a neo-hawk would go over well. Also cancelling a speech to AFL-CIO which is probably to avoid their anger over Obamacare.

President Obama has scrapped a planned two-day trip to Los Angeles early next week ahead of a congressional vote on a military strike against Syria.

The cancellation of the trip suggests the urgency with which Obama needs to press his case to win approval from Congress for military action.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Well Barry told Putin he’d have more flexibility after he’s re-elected.
I don’t think Putin realized Barry is so flexible he really can stick his head up his azz and now he’s fighting for air.

Buttercup on September 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

At least Obama got this good photo op out of today’s arrival.
=============================================================

I wonder if Hopey/Changey bent over,..I..I..mean bowed
to Puty!

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM

I guess he’s not the kool kid anymore…eh?

Bring the world to the brink of WWIII has that effect doesn’t it?

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Yeah, you’re absolutely righti. Yesterday my 18 year old came home from classes and was really upset… kids on campus are all saying Obama’s trying to start WWIII – he is really worried. And so am I.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM

The Pope sent a letter to Putin…here’s the link.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/10288668/Syria-crisis-Pope-tells-Vladimir-Putin-world-leaders-have-allowed-senseless-massacre.html

Of course the Pope is speaking regularly with the Patriarchs in the region,The Rabbis and the Copts in Egypt.

Interesting…

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Because he’s so much more important he can’t be on time.

Face it kids, the thin-skinned rat is being rude on an international stage. I guess protocol isn’t all that important when you are in the middle of trying to convice your country to kill a bunch of innocent people to avoid further mockery.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Happy Nomad:

Rude,well,I remember when Obama got snubbed for
acting like a King!:)
======================

Obama Snubbed by Chinese Premier at Climate Meeting (Update3)
Dec 18 2009
************

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a5uY22AnevM4

canopfor on September 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Grovel summit?

faraway on September 5, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I guess Syria is serious. The thin-skinned rat is turning down the chance to party with liberals. Or he didn’t think his role as a neo-hawk would go over well. Also cancelling a speech to AFL-CIO which is probably to avoid their anger over Obamacare.

President Obama has scrapped a planned two-day trip to Los Angeles early next week ahead of a congressional vote on a military strike against Syria.

The cancellation of the trip suggests the urgency with which Obama needs to press his case to win approval from Congress for military action.

Happy Nomad on September 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM

McBombypants is starting to realize that he’s all alone in this parade…and he’s made a colossal ass out of himself.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I guess organizing unemployed Chicago welfare ghetto voters and reading off a teleprompter didn’t prepare him to deal with Russian missile shields and sarin gas lobbers.

Liberal heads exploding everywhere…

patman77 on September 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

McBombypants spent a lot of today on the phone with US senators begging for support on Syria…This is Pathetic.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

I guess organizing unemployed Chicago welfare ghetto voters and reading off a teleprompter didn’t prepare him to deal with Russian missile shields and sarin gas lobbers.

Liberal heads exploding everywhere…

patman77 on September 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Yeah.

Russia sending more Warships to the Med…ostensibly to evacuate Russians in the region should our whackadoodle rogue Preezy McBombypants launch WWIII.

so there’s that.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

McBombypants spent a lot of today on the phone with US senators begging for support on Syria…This is Pathetic.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:03 PM

McBomby Pants. LMAO!!!

Thank God for HA and it’s posters – I’d be insane by now if I couldn’t laugh.

Key West Reader on September 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Any bets as how long it will take Team Obama to figure out that when Putin says, “Durak Obama,” Vladimir is not mispronouncing Barry’s name?

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Imagine this of weasely eunuch obama…never…the bully Putin beats him every time, then asks ORDERS for obama to pay for lunch.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Fixed for greater clarity.

Seems local news have neglected to report Putin’s response today to Hagel’s statement made yesterday. Putin called Hagel’s statement “бред сивой кобылы”. Difficult to translate this old Russian saying, but closest would be “drivel from an old leprous mare”. Notice how Putin refers to Hagel as female and in real terms calls him mentally unstable. This on top of calling Hussein STUPID (last week) as well as calling both Kerry and Hussein LIARS.

riddick on September 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

In this case…I’d have to agree with that Bastard Putin

Oh Brother…What a mess these smart power people have made…

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:13 PM

This picture says it all- Lost alone in the dark.

patman77 on September 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM

The White House has launched a website to convince the public to go to war. Our president is an embarrassment.

White House launches website to pitch Syria strikes

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/320443-white-house-launches-website-to-pitch-syria-strikes#ixzz2e2ztGpMi
Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

“But a U.S. official attached to the United Nations delegation told MailOnline that while Obama’s admission on Wednesday that U.S.-Russia relations have ‘hit a wall,’ the president’s team is overreaching with an ambitious proposal that has no chance of success.

The talks started last week and are continuing both in Russia and New York, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about bilateral diplomatic talks.

He explained that Russia is insisting that Obama call off a planned military strike against Syria if either house of Congress declines to authorize it.

Meanwhile, U.S. diplomats are insisting that the Russians bend in the opposite direction. They want Putin’s government to entertain seriously a proposal from Saudi Arabia, which would require them to refrain from opposing UN Security Council resolutions pertaining to Syria and wind down its arms sales to Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

‘The Russians are playing hardball,’ the source said, ‘and no one really knows right now if we can bend them.’…

This evening Obama was looking increasingly isolated on Syria as China, the European Union, emerging economic nations and Pope Francis – in a letter – warned of the dangers of military intervention without the approval of the U.N. Security Council.

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more at the link…

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM

riddick on September 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

бред сивой кобылы?

Not difficult at all.

Russian equivalent of “Bovine Excrement.”

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM

The White House has launched a website to convince the public to go to war. Our president is an embarrassment.

White House launches website to pitch Syria strikes

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/320443-white-house-launches-website-to-pitch-syria-strikes#ixzz2e2ztGpMi
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Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Maybe the WH can get Hollywood to make a promotional video…maybe even write a hip pop tune to sell WWIII…

WillIam to the courtesy phone stat.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Better have Kerry taste Obama’s food first!!

Deano1952 on September 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Or… not…

Imagine this of weasely eunuch obama…never…the bully Putin beats him every time, then asks ORDERS for obama to pay for lunch.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM

… and ponder how pitiful it is that this feeble Obama bests the pathetic GOP at every turn. ROFL

Midas on September 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Meanwhile, out in Cairo…

Think this will leave a mark?

Predictable, too, even weeks and weeks ago…before this Syrian distraction became the rage.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

“David Cameron arrived in Russia this morning and is already facing suggestions that he has been sidelined after ruling out British involvement in any military action in the wake of his shock Commons defeat last week.

He is not expected to have a formal bilateral meeting with President Obama…”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2412063/Revealed-America-Russia-secret-Syria-talks-Moscow-warns-nuclear-catastrophe-US-launches-strikes-Assads-uranium-reactor.html#ixzz2e32UnIYs
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workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Meanwhile, out in Cairo…

Think this will leave a mark?

Predictable, too, even weeks and weeks ago…before this Syrian distraction became the rage.

coldwarrior on September 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Would be super duper ironic if Mubarak ended up back on top of things…doubt that would happen but he’s out of jail and still alive.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Maybe the WH can get Hollywood to make a promotional video…maybe even write a hip pop tune to sell WWIII…

WillIam to the courtesy phone stat.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Obama – Let me be clear. It would be something like this, and not this.

Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

The White House has launched a website to convince the public to go to war. Our president is an embarrassment.

White House launches website to pitch Syria strikes

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/320443-white-house-launches-website-to-pitch-syria-strikes#ixzz2e2ztGpMi
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Patriot Vet on September 5, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Maybe the WH can get Hollywood to make a promotional video…maybe even write a hip pop tune to sell WWIII…

WillIam to the courtesy phone stat.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Maybe he can convince Che-Zee and Beyonce to launch a ‘Let’s Make War on Syria’ tour!

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Maybe the WH can get Hollywood to make a promotional video…maybe even write a hip pop tune to sell WWIII…

WillIam to the courtesy phone stat.

workingclass artist on September 5, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Maybe he can convince Che-Zee and Beyonce to launch a ‘Let’s Make War on Syria’ tour!

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM

…first concert to be held in Cuba :)…

jimver on September 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Not sure what it is, something isn’t right.

Bmore on September 5, 2013 at 3:57 PM

+1 Schadenfreude

Fly, meet the Spider.

PattyJ on September 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

In 1961, Kennedy met Khrushchev in Vienna. Khrushchev thought Kennedy was unskilled and weak. The following year the US was faced with the Berlin crisis and the Cuban missile crisis.

What will Putin have for Obama in the near future?

GoodAg77 on September 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

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