Do you remember a few years back when Hillary Clinton met with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and gave him that ridiculous “reset button” which represented the new administration’s desire for better relations with Russia? (funnily enough, the word “reset” was mistranslated as “overcharge”) If you’re wondering if the reset button worked, the answer is a resounding nooooooo, fool:
The United States said Tuesday it would no longer provide data to Russia on conventional weapons and troops in Europe, citing non-compliance by Moscow with a two-decade old treaty that governed the information exchange.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States will cease to observe the provisions of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).
Adopted in November 1990, it was seen as a groundbreaking accord credited with greatly advancing global security. But Russia suspended its observance of the treaty in 2007.
“This is an issue that we’ve been working on ever since the Russians withdrew,” Nuland told reporters.
“After four years of Russian non-implementation and after repeated efforts… to save the treaty, we think it’s important to take some counter-measures vis-a-vis Russia,” she said.
The current administration in Washington has an absolutely bass ackwards foreign policy. The great minds of the Obama administration thought (and still think) they can work with Russia on their countries mutual interests. However, the problem is that the commies don’t have any mutual interests with the American’s. The Russian’s are helping to develop the Iranian nuclear program, they support Hugo Chavez, hell, they even support Assad, and even sent muscle (warships) to the area to keep an eye on any NATO buildup.
The commies don’t want to make nice. They aren’t our friends and simply don’t share our mutual interests. No matter how many stupid gimmicks the Obama adminstration might come up with (“reset buttons”, “peace horns”, “do-over bells” etc), the fact remains that the commie adminstration in Russia hates America and want to see it destroyed. And all the unicorns, pixie dust, and hopey-changey nonsense in the world aint gonna change that fact.
**Is it possible for Lavrov and Clinton to come up with creepier smiles? The answer is no. No it isn’t.