Obama Accuses Putin of Being a Liar
This puts a whole new spin on the pot calling the kettle black.
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Violence is spreading in Ukraine. It’s mostly confined to a few cities in the east, but there have been casualties in violence Friday in Odessa in southwest Ukraine. Russia’s annexation of Crimea leaves Ukraine with only one major port on the Black Sea, the port in Odessa. If Russia also succeeds in annexing Odessa, then what’s left would be a rump nation, completely landlocked.
There’s kind of an “honor among thieves and liars” creed that requires liars to defend and support each other. Certainly President Barack Obama has been consistently following that creed in terms of his unending support for the claims of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, whether the subject has been Iran, Syria, or more recently Ukraine.
So possibly the most significant Ukraine news Friday is that President Obama called Vladimir Putin a liar. It was during a press conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, who’s visiting Washington.
Obama pointed out that pro-Russian activists shot down helicopters using sophisticated surface-to-air missiles that could only have been obtained from Moscow, and that neutral observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have been abducted, with the conclusion that Putin’s statements lacked “honesty and credibility.”