Obama Checkmates Putin

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He’s far taller, much more progressive and he is a president of plenty of color. These are some of the reasons why President Obama outsmarted Russian premier, Vladimir Putin, by sending 35 diplomats back to Russia.

The reason for Obama’s decision is well-known; as the CIA has confirmed, Putin was personally responsible for swinging the US Presidential election in favour of Trump. In racist/sexist/transphobic Trump, Putin believes he has found a rare ally who will make it easy for Putin to pursue his expansionist policies. After all, there can be no other reason why the most qualified candidate in history, Hillary Clinton, could have lost.

Caught red-handed, Putin has effectively admitted his guilt in not reciprocating by evicting US diplomats. An innocent Putin would have retaliated angrily against America if Obama’s actions had been unjustified. Putin though is as guilty as a cocker spaniel who raided the cookie jar while the family was out of the house. Like the thieving cocker spaniel, Putin needs to be punished firmly.

Cocker Spaniel caught red handed, just like Putin

Putin has almost zero allies in his homeland and has therefore taken the bizarre step of inviting US diplomats and their families in Moscow to an end of year party. The reason for this kindness? He has lost all credibility with the burgeoning LGBTQ community in Russia and therefore will struggle for voters come election time.

In what has been deemed as a significant coup, US intelligence forces have established that some of the 35 diplomats work for the FSB, the spy agency which replaced the KGB. This breakthrough was possible when hawk-eyed CIA agents noticed the letters ‘F’, ‘S’, and ‘B’ in a signage in the interior of certain properties occupied by the Russian diplomats. It is uncertain how long these spies have been residing in the US.

Since the US respects other countries’ autonomy and does not send ‘spies’, Putin is effectively at ‘checkmate’. He is unable to repatriate US diplomats in a tit-for-tat exchange because all US diplomatic personnel have always been installed for legitimate purposes.

jfb
jfb

Great article. I smell the end of Putin with this stroke of genius coming from the US administration. Even if he tries to rig the Russian elections in 2018, the Russian population will rise up by the hundreds to block the streets and burn down the stores own by capitalist pigs, he can send his brutal policemen to repress the popular will, the Western accredited media will record their crimes.

Pbier
Pbier

The US administration certainly outsmarted Putin with this move. Putin looks quite the fool in world circles, if only Obama could serve a third term.

MillionDollarBonus

If Obama can’t serve a third term he needs to head up the UN, where the really important decisions are made. The UN then needs to start taking a more active role in global governance, and start appropriating US sovereignty where necessary in order to achieve global progress.

MillionDollarBonus

I highly doubt that Putin will be able to get reelected after betraying the LBGTQ+ community, which is heavily represented in Russia, and a very powerful voting block.

trav777

Obama is, just like in major Hollywood scripts, black and therefore just deeper, more logical, thoughtful, erudite, and contemplative than the frustrated impotent white man, Putin.

It’s clear why Putin hacked the election- he hates womyn and persons of color. So many unnamed sources in so many unnamed intelligence agencies have strongly suggested or opined that there was Russian influence of some sort in some way, as reported by the Post. Therefore, the Russians hacked the election!

It’s Putin’s way of rage filled white supremacism, just like we see in major blockbusters. The white men are ALWAYS filled with hate and rage while the blacks and the white womyn roll their eyes at them constantly. Putin is trying to get back at Obama for being “the future” and cool.

brewing
brewing

Putin can’t wait to get Drumpf in office so he can start kicking the US around again. Obama is so respected around the world that Putin can never throw him around. What will happen once Obama leaves? I fear for our country!

Pbier
Pbier

Let us just remember this moment of triumph when Putin was reduced to nothing by Obama’s genius.

Black Lives Matter

Did you see what Trump posted on Twitter? He said, “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very smart!”

He is outwardly supporting Putin!!!

Pbier
Pbier

Can he be tried for treason? He should be!

Black Lives Matter

At a minimum, Obama should call a grand jury:

– Owes allegiance to Obama (check)
– Adhered to Putin, an enemy of Obama (check)
– Gave Putin aid and comfort (check)
– GUILTY

18 U.S.C. ยง 2381 – Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Preferably an all-black grand jury, to be sure everything is fair.

Pbier
Pbier

Why involve New Zealand rugby in our country’s internal affairs?

Black Lives Matter

The haka would scare the crap out of him.

jfb
jfb

From their graves hundreds of thousands of Syrian children cry
While millions of Ukrainians facing the Russian troops die
Hitler’s spiritual heir can savor his victory and laugh “my puppet won!”
Soon the orange orangutan will be sworn!
Please, the next time he sends his goons refuelling in Spain
Remember that for a good cause no one dies in vain
And as the dwarf thinks he suceeded again with this provocation
Please press the button

Black Lives Matter

So moving . . . and so very true.

MillionDollarBonus

Next time a Russian ship tries to refuel in Europe, we should just nuke it. We need to start standing up to these people, or they simply become bolder and more aggressive.

mjk0259
mjk0259

Hopefully, Obama will get another Nobel peace prize for standing up for the free world so courageously.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

This is just a suggestion for the art department at AT: Is there any way of adding a picture of a cocker spaniel raiding a cookie jar?

Otherwise, great article. I didn’t really completely understand what was going on till I read this article. Pbier, you must have a degree in political science or something.

Pbier
Pbier

Happy to oblige!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Obama looks really serious in the pictures. Does anybody know if the pictures were taken when Obama told Putin to “cut it out?”

ExpatLogger
ExpatLogger

To answer uncertain question how long Russian spies residing in US Pbier. All they lives patiently wait time to activate, so very long time. Is why they call SLEEPERS. Not confuse with deep sleep after mass quantities vodka.

#ableist

Black Lives Matter

Putin and Obama seem to have a lot of repressed tension in the picture on the right. They should consider getting a gay marriage, particularly since Obama just made Putin his bitch.

Pbier
Pbier

I was fine with this comment until you got all speciesist at the end. John Sakars warned us on this.

Black Lives Matter

You are so right. Fortunately, there is not a speciest flag, although there probably should be. I feel I haven’t properly been trained in speciesism because Sakars has refused to be interviewed by this prestigious accredited publication.

Pbier
Pbier

In many ways, speciesism is the worst type of hate crime because the animals have no way of speaking up for themselves. When you call someone a ‘lame duck’ try to picture our billed friends who are differently abled and yet some human is deriving some humour from their plight. I am so triggered just typing this out

MillionDollarBonus

I’ll add a speciesist flag when I get a chance – it seems like this is a bigger issue than I initially thought. The trans-species movement also seems to be much more significant than I originally thought.

jfb
jfb

It may be extremelly difficult to check our syntax as an omission is always possible, on the bright side, with all those “xe”, this forum could be so hard to read u that only an elite will ultimatelly be able to grasp, that could keep away many right wingers

MillionDollarBonus

Maybe I should add an automated flagging system that highlights bigoted language such non-gender neutral pronouns, and suggests more progressive alternatives.

Wants to be Brown
Wants to be Brown

While I am glad Barry finally put Putin in his place (pun?, jk, smh), honestly this entire episode has triggered my negative feelings about the election. HRC is obviously the most qualified candidate and received the most votes!!! I can’t believe I have to wait 4 years for Michelle O to be pres!!!

Anyway, Barry should have done more!! I think a no fly zone over the entire artic circle and aquatic mining the perimeter surrounding Russia’s Syrian ports would have been entirely appropriate. Putin needs to know who is boss!! I’m with Her!!!

TrueDat
TrueDat

Checkmate?????? Its like they are playing towo different games: Putin – chess. Obama – tic-tac toe. Obammas response ifor show only and is really meaningless.

How can this “lame duck gesture” really have any affect on the exhead of the KGB. My opinion is it actually makes the US appear weak because this is the best response we can come up with and it does nothing to make the US Stronger.

#speciesist

Pbier
Pbier

Another speciesist comment. We need to be able to flag these.

Black Lives Matter

There is so much speciesism, it’s sad. If only speciesism were gone, we would all be like John Sakars.

MillionDollarBonus

Added and flagged.

It’s quite scary to see how many isms and phobias progressives have to deal with. Looks like 2017 is going to be a lot of work.

TrueDat
TrueDat

With a weak us president in power, russia have made many strategic moves and inproved their position. The US has only lost more power.

#racist

TrueDat
TrueDat

I like the photoshopped photo of obama gripping putins face.

Putin would never allow it but i can picture obummer trying it in his dreams as he desires to french kiss Putin. What a man-gina our weak do nothing pres is.

Oh but he won the nobel and hes really really really smart.

Thank goodness the wasted 8yrs is over.

#racist

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Thanks for the picture of the cocker spaniel. As a simple person, I can relate to food better than to emails, which are abstract. I can now see what a bad boy Putin has been.

Black Lives Matter

Agreed. The picture adds a lot to the article.

Pbier
Pbier

Purin has been a very naughty boy and now needs to be nuked!

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Pbier, I want to share my thoughts about your compassion for ducks (expressed in another comment) and the nuking of Putin. First, my wife has made me take care of our ducks for years. They have no responsibilities and nobody is allowed to talk about ea__ng them. Secondly, we can not use Russia as a duck sanctuary if we nuke it, because it will be radioactive. But if we exterminated the Russians with biological weapons that are species-specific (maybe smallpox and botulism), Russia itself would still be a fit habitat for our evolutionary brothers and sisters. But I know that this idea about smallpox needs more mediation by accredited experts before it is implemented.

Pbier
Pbier

Sugarlock, thank you for these thoughts. Firstly, why would anyone want to eat duck when there are so many delicious vegan alternatives as I set out in my recent article?

I see that my proposal to nuke Putin might risk a bit of collateral damage and he would not be the only casualty. Hmmm. This had not occurred to me before. To be honest, i was merely repeating what other accredited writers and commentators had suggested on this site.

Can we not just slip him some polonium?

Black Lives Matter

If Obama were to nuke Russia, I’m sure he would use environmentally friendly nukes. Chernobyl has actually become an amazing wildlife habitat because the Soviet Union, as an environmentally conscious progressive government, made sure only to use sensible environmentalist technologies. Plus, nukes have the advantage of not producing CO2.

Here is a clip from the National Geographic on the thriving wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-h15wX14po

Pbier
Pbier

A lovely video but they did not interview a single person of color so how can we trust it?

Black Lives Matter

You’re 100% right. The disturbing lack of Ukrainian People of Color in the clip the renders the video of questionable reliability and again emphasizes the importance of open borders, especially Muslim immigration. That said, we can trust Obama, so if he nukes Russia, we have to support him.

It’s the only way to stop Trump.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Thanks, BLM. You win. I watched the video on the link you provided. I would like to see all of Russia just as beautiful as that part of Ukraine. Nukes actually beautify and restore the environment if you give them a few decades. No need for smallpox.

MillionDollarBonus

Communist governments are renowned for taking excellent care of the environment, as we have seen with China, the Soviet Union, Cuba and Venezuela. These regimes all had and have the cleanest streets, drinking water, beaches and forests, and the most advanced wildlife protection initiatives.

MillionDollarBonus

This is so true! Obama has outsmarted Putin at every turn, drawing on his his experience as a top community organizer to constantly stay one step ahead in Syria, Crimea and the election rigging. Ultimately though, Obama may be forced to declare a state of emergency and stay President for a third term in order to defeat Russia. Imagine if we’d had a pro-Hitler President before World War II? We’d have had to force him to step down as a matter of national security. So how is Trump’s election before a looming war with Russia any different? Democracy is a luxury to be enjoyed when times are good. But we cannot afford it during times of adversity.

Black Lives Matter

It is definitely an emergency. Trump is literally Hitler. We need a Third Term.

MillionDollarBonus

If nuking Russia is so “dangerous”, then why are most people concerned about the dangers of Trump and not Hillary, when Hillary is far more likely to nuke Russia? If people believe in the wisdom of the collective, they have to accept that nuking Russia is not risky and is the sensible thing to do. #NukeRussiaNow.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

You are right. BLM sure straightened me out on the radiation issue. With Russia out of the way, we can concentrate on making the world one great big Chicago.

leftard
leftard

Did Obama really grabbed Putin’s face with both hands? Wow, he is bada$$.

Insha Allah Our Muslim brothers will witness Allah’s wrath against all enemies of Islam.

Allah Akbar!!

pedrofalls
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