President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrive at a campaign at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama is spending the afternoon campaigning for Clinton. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US President Barack Obama arrives for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou. Photograph by Damir Sagolj, Reuters
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov her “reset button.” Russia apparently decided to reset to its old Soviet Union and Cold War ways as Mr. Putin took over Crimea, started an intense surrogate military insurgency in eastern Ukraine, and put combat forces into Syria. Putin also ramped up bomber patrols over NATO to a level not seen since the Cold War.
Clinton Goofs on Russian Translation, Tells Diplomat She Wants to ‘Overcharge’ Ties
Published March 06, 2009
Note to self: When trying to improve ties with a former Cold War-era foe, check a dictionary.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned that lesson the hard way Friday when she presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift bearing an incorrect translation — one that implied hostility, rather than peacemaking.
Clinton presented Lavrov with a gift-wrapped red button, which said “Reset” in English and “Peregruzka” in Russian. The problem was, “peregruzka” doesn’t mean reset. It means overcharged, or overloaded.
And Lavrov called her out on it.
“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked Lavrov.
“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said. “This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means overcharged.”
The two top diplomats, who met in Geneva, laughed and Clinton explained: “We won’t let you do that to us, I promise.”
Clinton said earlier she was presenting the gift because it “represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is, ‘We want to reset our relationship.’ And so we will do it together.”
Clinton adviser Philippe Reines said the typo would be fixed, noting that the correct translation for “reset” is only a couple letters off.
“Since we’re all learning a little Russian today, Opechatka is Russian for typo. So the ‘Opechatka’ is being fixed, the gift will correctly read ‘Perezagruzka,'” he said.
While warning of potential implications of Putin’s return to the presidency in 2012, Clinton did not publicly take a hard stance against the Russian leader before leaving office. She also defended the reset.
“The reset worked,” Clinton told CNN in August 2014. “It was an effort to try to obtain Russian cooperation on some key objectives while Medvedev was president.”
The previous month, however, Clinton had told CBS that the reset was wishful thinking in hindsight.
“I was among the most skeptical of Putin during the time that I was there, in part because I thought he had never given up on his vision of bringing ‘Mother Russia’ back to the forefront,” Clinton told CBS. “I think that what may have happened is that both the United States and Europe were really hoping for the best from Putin as a returned president, and I think we’ve been quickly, unfortunately, disabused of those hopes.”
After negotiating a “cease fire” in Syria, John Kerry thought he could trust the word of his friend Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia. After the agreement was made, Syrian air force jets and Russian air force jets increased their bombing of U.S. allies in Syria.
Children killed by Chemical Weapons
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Once it was clear to everyone in the world that President Obama was not going to stop the carnage in Syria, the Middle East at large and in Africa, the world witnessed the largest human migration since the end of World War II. The refugee/migrant/asylum seeker flow of human beings to new lands, mostly in Europe, is still with us and has cause a tremendous re-orientation for national resources in amny nations and could be playing a role in destabilizing nations.
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Hillary is healthy enough to be President of the United States but she can’t recall how all those classified documents got into her home server because of the concussion. Not sure I would have advised her to use that excuse….
Chinese spies targeting personal emails of top Obama admin officials
The personal email accounts of several high-ranking White House officials have been directly targeted by Chinese cyberspies — and some are still actively under attack, according to U.S. intelligence reports.
NBC News obtained a classified document from an internal National Security Agency presentation given last year that suggests China has sought the private correspondence of top Obama administration figures since at least 2010, with varying degrees of success.
A Chinese Navy nuclear submarine. Photo: Reuters
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Protesters outside the Democrat National Convention burned an Israeli flag, chanting “intifada” and “Go home, f*** Hillary!”
President Obama in the White House, December 3, 2015 — the day after 14 Americans were killed and 22 were seriously injured at a Christmas party terrorism attack in San Bernardino, California.
Promising transparency but lying to cover the truth
Could you keep your doctor? Could you keep your health care plan?
No. Of course not.
President Obama lied about just about every aspect of his health care plan now called Obamacare — to get it passed through Congress despite its many flaws that would have been uncovered and discussed if the President, Nancy Pelosi and others had acted in good faith with the American people.
They lied to you and me. And we were stupid enough to believe their fairy tales.
Remember Pelosi: “We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”.
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United Nations building in New York
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