Putin Stunner: “We Will Not Expel Anyone; We Refuse To Sink To ‘Kitchen’ Diplomacy”

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Vladimir the merciful?

Following this morning’s reports that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would recommend to Russian President Vladimir Putin a retaliation in kind, and expel 35 American diplomats, saying that “we cannot leave such acts unanswered. Reciprocity is part of diplomatic law” with Putin spokesman Peskov adding that “there is no doubt that Russia’s adequate and mirror response will make Washington officials feel very uncomfortable as well”, it was ultimately up to Putin to decide how to respond to the US.

Which he did on Friday morning, when in a stunning reversal, the Russian leader took the high road, rejected the Lavrov proposal, and in a statement posted by the Kremlin said that Russia won’t expel any Americans in retaliation to US moves, in a brutal demonstration of just how irrelevant Obama’s 11th hour decision is for US-Russian relations.

The reversal comes as Russian officials portrayed U.S. sanctions as a last act of a lame-duck president and suggested that Trump could reverse them when he takes over the White House in January.

Earlier Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev said the Obama administration was ending its term in “anti-Russia death throes.”

“It is regrettable that the Obama administration, which started out by restoring our ties, is ending its term in an anti-Russia death throes. RIP,” Medvedev, who served as president in 2009 when Obama tried to improve Russia-U.S. relations, wrote on his official Facebook page.

In the just released statement, Putin laughed off Obama’s 11th hour temper tantrum, and said that Russia won’t cause problems to U.S. diplomats or deport anyone, adding that Russia has the right to respond in tit-for-tat manner, but it will not engage in irresponsible diplomacy.

The punchline, however, was saved for what may be Russia’s final slam of the debacle that is Obama’s administration saying that “It’s a pity that the current U.S. administration is finishing their work in such a manner” saying that Russia refuses “to sink to the level of this irresponsible “kitchen” diplomacy.”

Putin ended the statement by congratulating U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, and the American people on the New Year and invited the children of US diplomats to a holiday celebration at the Kremlin.

From the full statement posted on the Kremlin website:

Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.

And with that one statement, Obama lost the diplomatic war with Russia.   

In other news, the Kremlin said it will send a government plane to the US to evacuate the expelled diplomats and their family members. Earlier, there were reports that the diplomats were having problems buying tickets on such short notice, with airlines already booked by New Year’s travelers.

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Full Putin statement below:

We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.

As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.

The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends. We will not create any problems for US diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of US diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.

It is regrettable that the Obama Administration is ending its term in this manner. Nevertheless, I offer my New Year greetings to President Obama and his family.

My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people.

I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.

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  • As I’ve said before, Putin is the only Statesman (so far) of the 21st Century. I wish he was an American President.

    • I agree with the first part of your comment, however having watched two + decades of the cold war in my lifetime and the political and social conditions within the USSR during that time, I would be extremely uncomfortable having a 16-year veteran and officer of the Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti as our President.

      • cynic

        In effect, you’ve had it before.
        http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/17147-the-communist-agent-who-caused-pearl-harbor-and-global-economic-havoc

        ‘White’s plan was calculated to inflame public opinion in Japan and
        undermine Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Prince Fumimaro Konoye,
        both of whom favored peace with the U.S. It was also aimed at
        guaranteeing the rise to power of Japan’s political forces that were
        beating the drums for war. This is precisely — and predictably — what
        happened. However, White did not undertake this move on his own
        initiative, it is important to note, but as a directive of the NKVD (an
        earlier name for the Soviet KGB). His Kremlin bosses were most anxious
        for assurance that Japan would not attack the Soviet Union; they thus
        expended great efforts through their spy and propaganda networks in
        Japan, Europe, and the United States to ensure that Japan would strike
        America, rather than the U.S.S.R.
        “Harry Dexter White was acting in accordance with a design initiated by
        [NKVD intelligence official Iskhak] Akhmerov and Pavlov,” Karpov argued.
        “[White] prepared the aide-memoire for signature by Morgenthau and
        President Roosevelt.” The Soviets had, according to Karpov, used White
        to provoke Japan to attack the United States. The scheme even had a
        name, “Operation Snow,” snow referring to White. “[T]he essence of
        ‘Operation Snow’ was to provoke the war between the Empire of the Rising
        Sun and the USA and to insure the interests of the Soviet Union in the
        Far East…. If Japan was engaged in a war against the USA it would have
        no resources to strike against the USSR.”‘

        • agent vs. president. Very different.

      • blue579

        Putin was the head of KGB/FSB in his transition ot Prime Minister he orchestrated a major series of false flag attacks in Russia in 1999 foreshadowing 9/11 in that the attacks were used to justify the evisceration of Russian civil liberties, the enactment of new “anti extremist laws” (now used on peaceful dissenters, thought criminals), and the bombing of Chechens.

        http://reprints.longform.org/putin-conspiracy-banned-story-anderson

        Further, Putin et al are implementing the globalist gulag paradigm that being ushered in under the banner of UN Agenda 2030 = totalitarian technocracy via continuous tracking and monitoring, going the way of China’s social credit score system intending to shut down any and all dissent.

    • Rick E.

      I must agree with you!
      Putin has 2 things Obama will NEVER have; class and commonsense.

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    • blue579

      In 1999, as head of the FSB (KGB) transitioning to Prime Minister, Putin ordered the FALSE FLAG bombing of several large apartment complexes, complete pancaking of the buildings similar to the OKC bombings, hundreds died in their sleep at these bombings occurred at night (for maximum casualty effect to create draconian new anti-terrorism laws). In their final attempt FSB operatives were caught red handed by residents in the act of placing bombs in yet another apartment building. In the aftermath of the attacks, concerned family members of victims, local politicians, social activists, and journalists trying to get an independent investigation were threatened, silenced, and some died unexpectedly.

      Please look into the evidence for yourself before you praise a misleader who serves the same globalists the Clintons and Bushes serve. Here’s a link to get started. http://reprints.longform.org/putin-conspiracy-banned-story-anderson

  • stephen joseph

    Thank you Mr. Putin…for your foresight and understanding in these dark days of our government. We will soon be free of the yoke of shame our government has been determined to entertain at our expense. Soon we will have a chance to turn this war machine our governments misadventures has produced around and progress together into our collective future.

  • “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

    –President Obama, during the third presidential debate, Oct. 22, 2012

  • Right to the Point

    The Nobel Peace Messiah is acting just like Jim Jones and Charles Manson, he has no “Recess Lady” to run to for protection so his last act of defiance is to go ape shit crazy…..always said Putin is more trustworthy than this president. Now he’s fulfilling that prophesy.

  • Missouri Patriot

    Collectively (right or wrong) the world holds its breath waiting for Trump to take office and for the garbage to be gone!
    Putin is by far a much better diplomat and statesman than Obammie could ever hope to be. He is but a spoiled child having tantrums in his last days in office!

  • disqus_cBkQwOnJNc

    i’m glad putin understands all americans don’t feel or see things the same way obama does. i see obama as an absolute coward if he had to be the only one that backed up what he says. he is a wanna be dictator that has other people to do his dirty deeds.he most definitely does not belong at the helm of america nor does he belong in america.thank you mr. putin for not taking action or anger out on all of america regardless of what our underserving cic says or does.

  • dav1bg

    I always believed that Russia was the founder of the cold war but with the exposed lies of our corporate media I am starting to believe we are at fault. At the very least we (as in Obama) are at fault for starting this one.

    • Phil_Ossifer

      There was plenty of fault to go around on both sides but the lion’s share probably belongs to us. War, after all, is good business and the 1950s and 1960s were the Golden Age of the military/industrial complex in the US starting with Korea and continuing through Vietnam. Then came the so-called “space race” which amounted to much the same mentality. Now we have the “War on Terror.” The chief occupation of mankind, it seems, is trying to kill each other.

  • Phil_Ossifer

    It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when the Russian president shows more tact, understanding, class and outright political savvy than the President of the United States. He’s saying, in effect, “We refuse to play your silly little games.” Bee-HO routinely got pwned by Putin for the last eight years and this is probably Bee-HO’s final, and worst, foreign policy failure. I say “probably” but Bee-HO has about three weeks left so we’ll see. He might actually do something even more stupid and embarrassing. Never underestimate how low libs will stoop to undermine their betters.

    • Rich Bawol

      I don’t underestimate that POS we call a president. He wants to destroy as much of this country as he can before he leaves office. Our only hope is Trump can over turn most of this stuff. Ovomit should have never been allowed to step foot in our WH. Little did we know that only his Black side would be visible for the entire 8 yrs. Somehow he seems to have forgotten he is half White. For all we know, his White side owned slaves. Although he would never admit to it.

  • Not a surprise to me. Putin knows what Obama is trying to pull and he is not going to give him what he wants. Thanks God someone has a brain and common sense. January 20th can’t come soon enough.

  • ahuxley

    So, Vlad is the only adult in the room and our petulant and mendacious little brat has about 21 days left during which he can get us all incinerated.
    I’m not a religious person, but desperate times call for desperate measures, so I have to employ a common human incantation…”God Help Us”, and please don’t allow the little, egotistical, sociopath in the Oval Office to snuff the lives of billions of innocent people in order to make himself feel omnipotent…

    • blue579

      It’s Kabuki theater, ahuxley, mirroring not only domestic political theater (good cop vs. bad cop, etc.) but also a replica of Orwell’s 1984 battling faux rival superstates, one day nemeses, the next day allies to keep the plebs transfixed and distracted.

      There’s a reason Vlad orchestrated the 1999 FSB Moscow False Flag attacks on large scale apartment complexes: to create a rationale for the evisceration of Russian civil liberties and to bomb the Chechens. The FSB was finally caught red handed planting bombs by vigilant local residents. Why is this context not provided in discussions of major false flag attacks around the world? It’s a limited hangout to allow the clock to run out on us as the Globalist’s totalitarian gulag is completed, moving at warp speed.

      http://reprints.longform.org/putin-conspiracy-banned-story-anderson

      • ahuxley

        “…Why is this context not provided in discussions of major false flag attacks around the world?…”

        Because the powers that be own the bulk of the media and therefor control the narrative..

        However, in this instance our crazed oligarch is insisting on war; possibly nuclear, based on obvious fabrications, while his Russian counterpart is trying to avoid war. While they both are maestros of mendacity, I’m hoping that the one currently attempting to avoid a nuclear extinction event wins the day.
        Even if Russians did hack Clinton’s and Podesta’s email accounts, which I seriously doubt, war is NOT justified. The western oligarchy has meddled in the political affairs of countless nations around the world for many decades…

        • blue579

          I get ya, but as I often say WW3 is already here, it’s the final war for our minds. Russia’s elites are just as much puppets are are westerns and Chinese elites. So why all the talk of war? Distraction from the control grid and to give some factions of the awake plebs a false sense of security that there is a powerful Hero that will save us the NWO and from ourselves. Sit back and wait and watch, then it’s too late. Also, note that the elites themselves have been proposing since the early 1900s the fear over a global annihilation from a future WMD would force humanity to submit to a “Federation of Mankind” i.e. the term in the era for world government. Now add to that fear based control system engineered terrorism, Ebola & Zika, the climate change (geoengineering), environmental disasters (e.g. Gulf oil) and economic collapse from a plan for a global clusterf—k currency debasement, a race to the bottom to shove the putative “Phoenix” global currency down our collective throats as prophesied by the Rothschild owned Economist in the 1988 cover article saying get ready for the Phoenix to be introduced sometime around 2018.

          Consider, a major war would utterly wreck the apex elites’ control grid, thus we get back to the tactic of engineered proxy wars in far flung regions as was in the case in 1984. War can come in many ways and it is the tool to create a China style Social Credit Score level of social engineering working on the individual level in real time. It’s already on our doorsteps with smart phones and constant tracking, cashless society, etc. Also, there’s no way TPTB would not co-opt the alt sphere, it’s the tale of the scorpion and the toad, it’s in their nature. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20ec37b22101c49a43f7d80cb791ebb84d58affb3f278d96372f7f75cc4d48ba.jpg

          • ahuxley

            I hope you’re right about proxy wars in lieu of global wars…
            Thanks for your reply…

          • blue579

            Cheers & Happy New Year! It’s good to be a glass half full optimist. 😉

          • ahuxley

            Same back at ya, blue…
            Have a safe one…

  • william beeby

    As Trump himself said Putin is always so correct when he says anything. We should be even more grateful that Clinton lost the election as we would for sure have had WW3 before 2017 is out in my opinion. Obama has lost it is all I can think , he has cracked and can`t wait for Jan 20th to come and see the back of this shallow excuse for a man .

  • SP_88

    Once again, Putin bitch-slaps Obama and totally outclasses and out maneuvers him. Apparently, Obama hasn’t gotten any smarter since he was made a fool of in Syria. And now Obama’s lame duck, eleventh hour tantrum has been slapped down like the irrelevant nonsense that it is.
    Obama is such a petulant child, an immature spoiled little brat, and a terrible diplomat. It’s a good thing that Putin realises that Obama is the one trying to cause all sorts of problems, and it has no reflection on the American people. Thank God that we didn’t elect Hillary. Because everything she did would have reflected very badly on the American people.
    Putin seems as hopeful for the future as we are. Trump has already spoken about mending our relationship with Russia. And I suspect that Trump will mend our relationship with other countries as well. He wants to establish business relationships with other countries.
    Obama was only interested in his destructive policies hurting America and bringing us down to where he thought we should be. Obama had no interest in bringing America up. And this includes hurting our relationship with other countries. He hurt our relationship with Israel, Russia and China. And he had backroom deals with Islamic countries and terrorists because that’s who he is. He is a Muslim sympathizer and a terrorist sympathizer. His actions and words prove that.
    So let him have his temper tantrum like a little spoiled brat, because after January 21st, he will be gone. And Trump will undo or replace all his terrible policies and unConstitutional executive orders. And Obama’s legacy will be nothing more than a footnote in history, a tiny blip that was quickly undone. A mistake that was corrected as soon as the next president was inaugurated.
    Of course he thinks that he is something special. He’s not. And he intends to stick around in Washington so he can be a pain in the ass for Trump. He wants to try and keep his legacy from being removed. He wants to save Obamacare.
    But he will be bitch slapped by Trump, just like he was by Putin. So if he really wants to hang around Washington, he better get used to being made a fool of. Because nobody likes him. He’s worn out his welcome. He just doesn’t realize it yet.
    Sometimes it takes a long time for really arrogant people to realize that nobody wants them around anymore, and that they have become irrelevant.

    • ahuxley

      Problem is, if Trump bitch slaps Hussein, then Hussein’s wife, Mike will kick the living $h1+ out of Trump. We wouldn’t want that, now would we…?

      • SP_88

        No, I imagine we wouldn’t. But even if Trump does nothing about Obama and his grade school antics, he will be convicted in the court of public opinion. If he remains in Washington after his term is up, it will be with all the baggage of whatever he does now during his last few weeks in office. And if he is going to act like a two year old having a temper tantrum, people will remember it for as long as he stays in Washington. It will be what people think of whenever he opens his cock holster to complain about anything Trump does, especially when he gets rid of Obamacare.