Despite assurances from the sycophant media that President Obama was “dominating” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg has seen a round of criticism aimed at the ersatz Alexander’s plan to go to war in Syria.
After taking it on the chin from Putin and the pope, Obama’s weakness of character was showing, and he was reduced to giving Putin dirty looks that must have made the ex-KGB martial artist chuckle.
The Russians have been touting a 100-page report that they say shows that it was the U.S.-backed Syrian “rebels” who launched a poison gas attack that killed more than 1,400 civilians, not Bashar Assad’s government.
After being “dominated” by the milquetoast Obama, Putin emerged from the summit to announce that Russia would provide Syria with a missile defense if the U.S. should attack.
Agence France Press reported Friday that the Kremlin is sending an amphibious warship to Syria after taking on an undisclosed “special cargo.”
If that wasn’t enough, Obama also got his beard plucked by Pope Francis, who warned that an attack on Syria would be “futile” and urged world leaders to seek a path that would avoid war.
“Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community,” Francis wrote in a letter to the G20 leaders.
The pope backed up his words with a call for a prayer vigil and rally today in St. Peter’s Square, an event that CBS’ Mark Phillips derided as a “religious street protest.”
But the pope wasn’t done yet. He also took to Twitter and sent out messages against a war in Syria. “How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake,” Francis tweeted.
The Vatican’s involvement in the Syrian affair is unusual. Normally, a pope may speak on world issues but usually the Vatican stops short of political involvement. Francis seems to be more inclined to take an actual leadership role in world affairs.
All told, Obama seems to have achieved little at the G20 summit except to prove that his actions have ostracized the U.S. from the international community.
Far from the pro-Obama cheerleading of the mainstream leftist U.S. media, Le Figaro ran the headline “G20 trapped by Putin.” Bloomberg News shouted “Putin overwhelms Obama at sulky summit.”
“Sulky Summit” is a fitting title as Obama couldn’t bring himself to have any one-on-one sitdowns with Putin and apparently settled in for a round of insignificant “side comments.” It’s not hard to imagine Obama sitting in the corner talking trash and throwing M&Ms like a petulant schoolboy who wants attention.
This summit reveals very clearly what has always been this president’s central weakness: his narcissism. With thousands of lives in the balance due largely to his own actions in supporting al-Qaeda, our sworn enemy, in Syria, all he can do is give Putin the stink eye because he isn’t getting his way.
Putin has already taken the clueless, useless Obama to school repeatedly. Perhaps it’s time to just put the dunce cap on Obama and let him sulk in the corner. He might learn something, and it would certainly be better for the rest of the world.