by Phil Stilton
MOSCOW-Russian President Vladimir Putin shrugged off President Barack Obama’s ‘kitchen diplomacy’ attack against his country and welcome his recently expelled diplomats back home for the holidays.
On Thursday, Obama expelled Russian diplomats in light of what his administration perceived as ‘election hacking’ by the country, which few, even in the United States fully believes happened.
“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,” Putin said. “Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole.”
Putin would normally take such threats seriously, but instead mocked Obama’s lame duck, last minute move of aggression, confident that relations will improve once the American president is out of office in just a few weeks.
“As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind,” Putin said. “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.”
Liberals in America, more than one month after suffering near fatal blows in the polls in America are still reeling from their 2016 defeat. Unable to comprehend the American desire to rewind and fix the damage that has been done over a 24 year period where the country has been led mostly by Democrat administrations, those still grasping to what little power they have left have blamed Russia for their losses at home.
It doesn’t matter to Putin, who said his diplomats will enjoy a vacation at home with their families. He also said he will not punish U.S. diplomats for the actions of a reckless U.S. President who will soon be a private citizen.
“The diplomats who are returning to Russia will spend the New Year’s holidays with their families and friends,” Putin said. “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.”
Putin and most of America remains baffled by Obama’s reckless foreign policy over eight years which has become even more reckless since the November election in which the President openly mocked President-Elect Donald Trump, saying he would never be President of the United States.
“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,” Putin added.
“My season’s greetings also to President-elect Donald Trump and the American people,” Putin said. “I wish all of you happiness and prosperity.”
Vladimir Putin today, effectively rendered Obama’s “punitive actions” against Russia for the “tampering” of the election, null and void. Obama has just three weeks left to administer whatever reckless foreign policy initiatives he plans against those he perceives as America’s enemies, including Russia and Israel.
On the White House news and propaganda page, staffer Ned Price outlined a justification for Obama’s actions, but like the President, will also be out of a job on January 21st.