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Obama chides UK & Saudi Arabia, says conflict with China is possible

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US President Barack Obama says there is “the potential for conflict with China,” while also criticizing the UK for being “free riders” in an interview with The Atlantic magazine. However, he also dispelled myths regarding President Vladimir Putin’s poor timekeeping.

President Obama is in the last year of his presidency as he comes to the end of his second term in the White House. He gave a series of interviews over a period of months to The Atlantic’s Jeffery Goldberg, where he looks back at important issues of foreign policy during his tenure. 

RUSSIA

Washington’s relations with Russia have not been rosy over the last couple of years. Moscow has been accused by the West of being responsible for creating numerous ills around the globe, while even President Vladimir Putin has been criticized for his tardiness. 

“The truth is, actually, Putin, in all of our meetings, is scrupulously polite, very frank. Our meetings are very businesslike. He never keeps me waiting two hours like he does a bunch of these other folks,” Obama said. 

However, the US president continued to belittle Moscow, saying that Russia’s position in the world is “significantly diminished.”

Obama accepts that Ukraine is a core Russian interest but not an American one, so Russia will always be able to maintain escalatory dominance there. 

“[Ukraine] is an example of where we have to be very clear about what our core interests are and what we are willing to go to war for. And at the end of the day, there’s always going to be some ambiguity.” 

The Kremlin says it is aware of the interview given by the US president and will be studying the statements and interpretations he made, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov stated.

CHINA

One of Obama’s main aspects of foreign policy has been a pivot to Asia, but according to The Atlantic, the challenge posed by China requires constant attention. 

“In terms of traditional great-state relations, I do believe that the relationship between the United States and China is going to be the most critical,” Obama said. 

Worryingly, the US president has not ruled out the potential for conflict with Beijing if China continues to antagonize its neighbors.

“If it [China] views the world only in terms of regional spheres of influence—then not only do we see the potential for conflict with China, but we will find ourselves having more difficulty dealing with these other challenges that are going to come.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/335378-interview-obama-china-russia/

Is this all these people ever think about is war? Obama can't seem to get enough of other people's blood! Let him go fight, the rest of us can eat cheetos and drink cokes while watching it on teevee. Idiot! 

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Obama would love nothing but a war, with someone, so he can stay in power....

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50 minutes ago, Cinnamon said:

s this all these people ever think about is war? Obama can't seem to get enough of other people's blood! Let him go fight, the rest of us can eat cheetos and drink cokes while watching it on teevee. Idiot! 

The other 435 can go with him. And while we're at it, all the bureaucrats in every single three letter agency can go too. If they like their war they can keep their war but leave the rest of us out of it!

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