Trump Is Losing The Russian Political Game Obama Started

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Russia is getting irritated at the United States’ unwillingness to give back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the United States because of Barack Obama’s temper tantrum and manufactured narrative. Since the US refuses to act to stabilize relations with the former Soviet Union, and return property seized because of an emotional outburst over Hillary Clinton’s loss, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he was “considering specific measures” in response to the US government’s incompetence.

Regardless of the action or inaction, Donald Trump decides to take, he will be on the losing side of this political game Barack Obama started.

As if the United States couldn’t become an even bigger laughingstock on the world stage, Russia is now making threats that will certainly push the nations toward dissolving relations, if not an all out war. Ex-President Barack Obama tried to set into action a war with Russia before he left office when the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two intelligence compounds in December of 2016. He acted against Russia after US intelligence sources falsely accused Russian state agents of hacking into Democratic Party computers to undermine Hillary Clinton’s poor attempt at a presidential campaign and tied Trump’s hands, making peace and diplomacy all but impossible.

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A Russian compound seized in Long Island New York by the Obama Administration.

Russia says it is “outrageous” that the US has not yet handed back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the US under the Obama administration, and now Moscow is threatening to expel about 30 US diplomats and seize US state property in retaliation. Russia has displayed “unusual flexibility” on the issue, Yuri Ushakov said. But, he added, the Kremlin’s patience “has its limits” and it’s up to the US to “free Russia from the need to take retaliatory moves.”

Mr. Lavrov told Russian media it was “simply shameful for such a great country as the United States, a champion of international law, to leave the situation in such a state of suspended animation. Justice and international law must be restored,” he said, accusing the US Congress of being “charged up with Russophobia.” Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been thrilled about the accusations against his country either.  Earlier, he said that the media hype over the evidenceless Russian hacking narrative was nothing more than “political schizophrenia.”

But Obama made sure he firmly stuck Donald Trump between a rock and a hard place when beginning this political game. If President Trump hands back the Russian diplomatic compounds seized by President Obama last year, he will cement his image of being a “Kremlin stooge” and “sellout” in the eyes of all leftists and political opponents, both in the US and abroad. At this point, any concessions to Russia would be highly controversial, in light of ongoing political witch hunts in the form of investigations into admittedly false links between Mr. Trump’s team and Moscow.

Vladimir Putin has so far, refrained from tit-for-tat retaliation because of Donald Trump’s election. Putin seemed all but determined to make Obama irrelevant, but as far as being a political weasel and conniving snake, Barack is the winner and Trump’s hands seem permanently tied.

Russia says President Trump presented “no plan to resolve the crisis” when the issue was raised in Hamburg last week. Russia will carry out their threat of seizure if no compromise is reached at a St. Petersburg meeting later this month between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon, Izvestia reported.

It certainly appears that the US is intentionally dissolving relations with Russia to bring about a war. The political gamesmanship put into motion by Obama with help and collusion of the mainstream media will more than likely continue to come into play throughout the remainder of Trump’s presidency, especially when it comes to a relationship with Russia.

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  • Time Will Tell

    I call crap on this article. Click Bait !

    Dawn Luger – “It certainly appears that the US is intentionally dissolving relations
    with Russia to bring about a war. The political gamesmanship put into
    motion by Obama with help and collusion of the mainstream media will
    more than likely continue to come into play throughout the remainder of
    Trump’s presidency, especially when it comes to a relationship with
    Russia.”

    Your perception Dawn is lacking and incorrect. This site is supposed to wake the flock up. Not sow conspiracy theories to get views. Dawn you should submit your resume to CNN. When you do you should include this article.

    • da6675

      People paying attention know that there are neocons in DC and Manhattan who want war with Russia. And Iran. And China. The neocons have a Rand Institute report that says the US could win a nuclear war, but should do it soon before Russia and China develop better weapons. This is no conspiracy theory. The neocons are real, dangerous,and no one in DC has the courage to stop them. These people will risk the entire USA for Israel’s sake.

    • Geno X

      I respectfully disagree. The bankers are definitely behind this, remember, Putin kicked the Oligarchs out of Russia his 2nd day in, and he turned Russian system away from communist to more democracy. The powers that be have been unfairly demonizing Putin to create the image of a dire threat.

      One move by Bill Clinton in the 90s was that he sent elite from Goldman Sachs to advise Yeltsin… institute a shock therapy of sorts on their economy. It was a disaster. Putin got in and the Oligarchs didn’t predict he would come out swinging. Since that time the Russian economy has done extremely well despite the consistent oil price gouging, and various sanctions.

      • Time Will Tell

        If Trump goes after George Soros then I will agree that he is still on our side. I was really saddened when Trump gave his blessing on the NDAPL. I was against the NDAPL and voted for Trump. Then he got into office and they rounded everybody up and burned the camp down. That broke my heart. I get what your saying and you are correct. This story just reeks of personal opinion.

        • Geno X

          I’ve certainly not been thrilled with a few of Trump’s moves… of course, he’s dealing with a full swamp. There’s deep roots of the powers that be in our great nation, so I can imagine Trump is getting strong armed in a number of different ways. This Russian nonsense is a great example– that is, any good relations with Putin will automatically validate the corporate medias BS story (even though it’s untrue).

  • da6675

    If Trump wants a great legacy, he must stand up to and expel all neoconservatives from his administration. Neocons are the most dangerous people in US history, warmongers ready to spend trillions of American dollars doing Israel’s dirty work. Enough.

    • ProudAmerican

      Trump will NEVER stop serving the Synagogue of Satan. http://judaism.is/news.html

      http://judaism.is/images/donald-trump-hebrew-campaign-text.jpg?crc=485556

      Only a tiny fraction of Trump’s tribal cancer:

      President-in-Law Jared Kushner
      Special Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump
      US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad
      US Ambassador to Italy Lewis Eisenberg
      US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
      Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
      Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin
      Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass
      Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein
      Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim
      Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David J. Tratchtenberg
      Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin
      Special Representative for International Negotiations (focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US-Cuba relations and American trade agreements with other countries) Jason Greenblatt
      Special Adviser on Regulatory Reform Issues Carl Icahn
      Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn
      Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Deputy Assistant to the President Jeremy Katz
      Special Assistant to the President & Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations Boris Epshteyn
      Assistant to the President for Intragovernmental and Technology Initiatives Reed Cordish
      Special Assistant to Trump and Assistant to Jared Kushner Avrahm Berkowitz
      Special Assistant to the President, Senior Associate Counsel to the President, and Deputy National Security Council Legal Advisor Michael Ellis
      Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President Schuyler Schouten
      Special Assistant to the President Julia Hahn
      Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Israel, Egypt and the Levant Yael Lempert
      Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at National Security Council Ezra Cohen Watnick
      Associate Counsel to the President Daniel Z. Epstein
      Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy & Director of the National Economic Council, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Kenneth I. Juster
      Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy David James (“DJ”) Gribbin
      Deputy Assistant to the President, Deputy White House Counsel, and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council John A. Eisenberg
      Senior National Security member Michael Anton
      Assistant to the President, Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks
      Agency Executive, US Food and Drugs Adminstration Scott Gottlieb
      Co-Chairman, Builders and Engineers Council Richard LeFrak
      Co-Chairman, Builders and Engineers Council Steven Roth
      Chairman of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum Stephen Schwarzman
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Robert Iger
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Laurence Fink
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Kevin Warsh
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Mark Weinberger
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Travis Kalanick
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Daniel Yergin
      President’s Strategic and Policy Forum member Richard Lesser

  • Farmer Scott

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/07/08/trum-j08.html

    Trump-Putin meeting deepens divisions in US establishment on Russia policy.

    Trump speaks for a faction that wants to wean Russia away from China and Iran in order to focus US aggression on China. His opponents, the dominant sections of the intelligence apparatus, in alliance with the Democratic Party and a section of Republicans, want to escalate the confrontation with Russia in both Syria and Eastern Europe. It sees neutralizing Russia as an essential precondition for settling accounts with US imperialism’s most serious rival, China.

  • renee ciccioni

    Oh please the war machine aka the Pentagon and the military industrial complex want war with Russia as well as the billionaire class that desire a less populated world , blaming Obama or any of the front puppets meant to absorb the blame is ridiculous besides all of this started as far back as the Reagan administration and probably further.

  • TrevorD

    “such a great country as the United States, a champion of international law,”
    Wow, what some will stoop to saying just to get their property back.

  • Michelle

    This article is absolute BS. Anyone who saw Trump and Putin talking knows there’s no imminent threat of war. I’m sure Putin is aware of the position Obutthurt put your president in! What a prick BO is.

  • David Holmes

    Time will tell how much does CNN pay you?

  • JCLincoln

    Bullsh_t story. Sheeple is doing a trial run to see how many people catch this BS story.