US President Barack Obama was inundated with questions about Russia and the influence Russian President Vladimir Putin’s has on the American public during his end-year news conference on Friday.

“They are a smaller country, they are a weaker country, their economy doesn’t produce anything that people want to buy except for oil and gas and arms. They don’t innovate. But they can impact us if we lose track of who we are,” Obama said.

“Mr. Putin can weaken us just like he’s trying to weaken Europe if we start buying into notions that it’s OK to intimidate the press or lock up dissidents or discriminate against people because of their faith or what they look like,” added the outgoing president.

“Our vulnerability to Russia or any other foreign power is directly related to how divided, partisan, dysfunctional our political process is,” Obama said. “That’s the thing that makes us vulnerable.”

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Could it be that the view of exceptionalism coupled with the tunnel vision where their satellites are regarded as the “International Community” is the main reason of the current sad state of international affairs? The very rhetoric by Obama is quite simplistic in the way it strips the political jargon to the bare bones of English for masses, and the postulates are the same: it is all about who is stronger. This narrative also implies no will for a change of course and if we are now in even worse situation then during the Cold War (and many analysts think… Read more »

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Daeshbags Sux

I couldn’t have said it better. Very good analysis.

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Rus Sky

monkey’s last days in white zoo. this j**k may end up in guantanamo if trump loose a game in checkers to putin.

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jvillain

Yo, Democrats. It wasn’t Putin. It was the fact that you tried to jam in an evil witch that no one wanted. She got trounced 8 years earlier so what made you think that 20 scandals later Americans were going to want her more?

My fear is that the Democrats are going to continue their worship of Hillz and scapegoating of others. But never get to looking at all the things they F’d up in this election. You lost to a F’ing reality TV j**k. Wake the F up already.

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Having retraced Trump’s history watching even +30y interviews, he’s far to be a j**k, an idiot or a crazy extremist guy. Actually, he’s very clever and he’s looking for becoming POTUS for + 30 years, tried 2 times to ride with the DEMs then two with the Indies -incl. w. Perot- then two with the GOP… He’s clearly neither anti-LGBT nor racist so now, well, being very uncommon as a profile for a politician, what may happen = ?
Thus, with Killary, it wasn’t hard to forsee : catastrophe guaranteed.

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Richard Meier

If Hillary Clinton uses a private Email server for communication in state affairs then noboby should be surprised that a simple hacker can read all secret informations. The vulnerability of the USA is homemade. As usual people are blind for their own mistakes and other people must be gulty. Very sad! It is time that Obama disappears.

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