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Obama didn’t consider Russian fighters simulating a strafing run on a U.S. ship worth mentioning to Putin?

By Doug Powers  •  April 18, 2016 09:56 PM

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If somebody can convince the White House that their partners-in-reset are “climate change deniers” things might change, but until then…

President Obama spoke to Vladimir Putin on Monday:

President Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday morning for what the White House said was an “intense” conversation about the breakdown of the cease-fire in Syria.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the purpose of the call was to “make the case to President Putin that he should use his influence with the Assad regime to live up to the commitments that they’ve made in the context of the cessation of hostilities.”

What wasn’t mentioned on the call, according to the White House? Last week Russian fighters raised “safety concerns” after simulating a strafing run on a U.S. destroyer in international waters in the Baltic Sea. Believe it or not, that incident didn’t even make Obama’s phone call agenda:

One topic that did not come up: The recent incidents of Russian planes “buzzing” U.S. ships in the Baltic Sea.

“These kinds of incidents, while provocative and concerning, are not particularly unusual,” Earnest said. He said the United States had protested the flight tactics through the military attache at the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

Talk about bending over backwards to avoid admitting Romney was right:


Remember though, that claim comes from Josh Earnest, who is a serial liar. It’s possible the president broached the topic with Putin and the White House doesn’t want to mention it — but that would mean the scope of Obama’s acquiescence ranged from “unconditional apology” to a much more drastic “Failsafe” conclusion.

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