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So said Obama: quotes that remember the outgoing president

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Leaving American leader Barack Obama on January 10 will address the nation with a farewell speech. The memorable remarks of 44 US President - in the compilation RIA News.


About Russia

"America has many challenges. Russia is a regional power that, not out of force, but out of weakness, threatens some of its close neighbors" (2014).

“Last year, when we and our allies worked hard to impose sanctions, some assumed that Mr Putin’s aggression was an example of masterful strategy and strength. But today America is strong and united with our allies, while Russia is isolated and its economy is in tatters "(2015).

"They (Russia) are smaller, they are weaker (than the USA - ed.). Their economy does not produce anything they would like to buy (other countries), except for oil, gas and weapons"(2016).

About Vladimir Putin

"During all our meetings, Putin is immaculately polite, very frank. Our meetings are held in an exclusively business manner. He never makes me wait, like many others" (2016).

"Usually our meetings with Putin are held in an open, honest, businesslike tone" (2016).

About the world economy

"America should dictate the rules of the world economy. Other countries should play according to the rules established by America and its partners" (2015).

"When 95% of our potential buyers live abroad (outside the US), we have to be sure that we write the rules for the global economy, not countries like China" (2015).

American exclusivity

“Some may disagree, but I believe America is exceptional” (2013).

About terrorism

The Islamic State (IG, organization banned in Russia) is the direct heir to Al-Qaida in Iraq, which grew out of our invasion of this country "(2015, Vice News interview).

“The ability of the ISIS to organize large ground offensives was not on the screen of my reconnaissance radar” (2016).

About international intervention

"Some states may turn a blind eye to the atrocities taking place in other countries. However, the United States is not like that" (on the invasion of Libya, 2011).

"We cannot try to seize and rebuild any country that is in crisis. This is not leadership, it is a guarantee that we are bogged down, we will shed American blood and spend money, which ultimately weakens us. In this lies the lesson of Vietnam, Iraq - and it would be time for us to learn it until now "(2016).

About my biggest mistake

“Perhaps this is a failure to create a plan the day after the invasion of Libya, which at that time seemed to me the right decision” (2016).
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  1. Koshak
    Koshak 3 January 2017 07: 09
    +24
    Obama's biggest mistake is politics tongue
    1. Finches
      Finches 3 January 2017 08: 11
      +18
      Trump's ancestors, who brought Obama's ancestors, are now turning over in coffins in the stinking holds of slave ships along the Middle Passage route to work on their plantations. laughing
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 3 January 2017 09: 30
        +18
        Bananofuehrer continued the "glorious" tradition of Zhora Bush Jr. - to blurt out the language without going into the meaning. lol
      2. andj61
        andj61 3 January 2017 09: 35
        +17
        Quote: Finches
        Trump's ancestors, who brought Obama's ancestors, are now turning over in coffins in the stinking holds of slave ships along the Middle Passage route to work on their plantations. laughing

        This is unlikely ... Obama is not a descendant of slaves, he is a descendant of those same planters on his mother's side, as well as ordinary Africans on his father's side. So even if these planters turn over in their graves, it is only from the very fact of Obama’s birth - the white woman messed up with the black one - this is beyond their understanding!
      3. a housewife
        a housewife 3 January 2017 20: 39
        +1
        But did Trump's ancestors do this? They, it seems, already in the 20th century arrived in the states, or not earlier than the end of the 19th. No?
    2. Delink
      Delink 3 January 2017 08: 13
      +7
      The mistake of nature is this Obama !!!
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 3 January 2017 08: 51
        +12
        No, not a mistake. "Product" of American education. Barack Obama is a graduate of the best American universities. Columbia and Harvard (School of Law) Universities, taught at the Chicago Institute of Law. sciences. Started off well for us. I wanted to arrange a reboot, but "the hawks pecked", but I didn't have enough, I couldn't or didn't want to. "Mummy" turned out to be. The Muslim world no longer believes or trusts the West. Even a NATO ally is Turkey. Let's look now at Trump - will they peck or will they be able to become a real leader with strong convictions !? But sooner or later they will have to give up their dominance - the PRC, the Russian Federation and most likely India; and that's just on the horizon. And there is also Duterte, some "rebel" who will "water" without hesitation. The EU can "rebel" by replacing the elite. Apparently, therefore, Trump says he will focus on the internal problems of the United States. It is better for him to move away from external affairs, so as not to be responsible for the actions of previous presidents. hi
    3. vovanpain
      vovanpain 3 January 2017 08: 35
      +11
      Quote: Koshak
      Obama's biggest mistake is

      Obama's biggest mistake is Obama himself. hi
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 3 January 2017 08: 38
      +5
      Quote: Koshak
      Obama's biggest mistake is politics tongue

      Obama's biggest mistake is that when this primate got down from his palm, he learned to speak.
    5. Vasiliev Yu
      Vasiliev Yu 4 January 2017 22: 45
      0
      Quote: Koshak
      Obama's biggest mistake is politics tongue

      He does not think so, and Russophobes also do not think so.
      But thanks to Ukraine, I deduced for myself:
      No matter how long you feed the rat, the rat, the rat will remain (wrote about this in the "Free Press", in the comments today).
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  2. EvgNik
    EvgNik 3 January 2017 07: 18
    +6
    This is the lesson of Vietnam, Iraq - and it would be time for us to learn it until now.

    It was said correctly, but they could not digest, apparently, the constipation happened.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 3 January 2017 07: 36
      +6
      There is also a third lesson .. Obama's lesson — how you don’t behave in international affairs ..
      Quote: EvgNik
      This is the lesson of Vietnam, Iraq - and it would be time for us to learn it until now.

      It was said correctly, but they could not digest, apparently, the constipation happened.
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 3 January 2017 07: 21
    +12
    "America should dictate the rules of the world economy. Other countries should play according to the rules established by America and its partners" (2015).


    Hmm ... that's the scale ...

    smile But do not we shy at Shakespeare ... heh he William ... this Nobel laureate of the world finally brought to Hitler's ideas about world domination ... Obama’s navel will tear ... poor fellow.
  4. demotivator
    demotivator 3 January 2017 07: 30
    +10
    Whatever the child would entertain, if only he would not recall quotes from the speeches of our Russian leaders. Well, at least Obama is there - you can revel in it to the fullest. But who knows what they have said for two of their presidential terms? (Some are even more than two) And it’s not easy to take and compare what the USA and the Russian Federation achieved under the leadership of their leaders over the 8 years that Obama was in the White House. Whose benefit will the comparison be? And the last - Obama had the courage to say about his mistakes over the years of his presidency. I haven’t heard anything like it from ours for a long time - error-free.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 3 January 2017 07: 39
      +10
      I haven’t heard anything like it from ours for a long time - error-free.


      I disagree ... smile



      I think he is one of those people who learn from the mistakes of others.

      Another thing is what conclusions he will draw ... for me this is not available ... there are many unpleasant questions for him about the economy of our state ....
      here it is not clear what we ultimately achieve.
      1. Kovlad
        Kovlad 3 January 2017 08: 05
        +6
        I agree with you.

        I think he is one of those people who learn from the mistakes of others.

        Rather, on their own, too.
        And, moreover, I am not in a hurry to draw conclusions, because I wonder where the GDP will live after the end of a political career. Personally, I would like him to say: I lived, live and will live in Russia, and I have nothing to be ashamed of.

        In the meantime, I don’t know ... I’ll spit if it turns out that the most powerful ruler in post-Soviet Russia chooses London or Paris for permanent residence.
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 3 January 2017 08: 09
          +6
          I’ll spit if it turns out that the most powerful ruler in post-Soviet Russia chooses London or Paris for permanent residence.


          As a consultant, he will be torn off with his hands ... he knows too much about the political cuisine of the WEST ... in general, the right person is everywhere and not only in RUSSIA, unlike Gorbachev's rag.
      2. demotivator
        demotivator 3 January 2017 08: 06
        +4
        So what should I learn from this video, especially from Putin's "answer"? The journalist asked Putin bluntly about what mistake he (Putin) considers the biggest mistake in his presidency? And what did we hear in response? Did he tell us this mistake of his? No. He simply stated that no person can live and work without mistakes. So we know this well without Putin. And I would like to know what his actions and decisions he himself considers erroneous - alas, it is not given to hear this from him. Why, then, arrange such gatherings at all? For check?
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 3 January 2017 08: 12
          +5
          And what did we hear in response? He called us his mistake.


          smile Look for the answer in the person’s personality ...
          can you make a proud and strong-hearted person immediately openly admit your mistakes ... you need time ... I think he will start talking about them in retirement .... however, many politicians behave this way.
        2. Stanislas
          Stanislas 3 January 2017 08: 30
          +4
          Quote: demotivator
          And I would like to know what his actions and decisions he himself considers erroneous
          To do this, it is necessary to wait until Putin is NOT elected president, and then to compare with Obama, his "achievements" and his reflection on his mistakes.
        3. Kovlad
          Kovlad 3 January 2017 08: 34
          +5
          I consider Yeltsin’s sole merit to be the choice of a successor - Putin. And I remember the last interview shown on TV after Yeltsin’s death. As an ambiguous impression left. There he admitted all his mistakes and, as it seemed to me, repented.
          And Putin ... Most likely, he, how to learn to swim, was thrown into the water, and swim as you like. But this, Putin’s choice, took up the tug, do not say that not a dozen.
          Personally, I remember how Putin was, "young, hot", one of his words "we will catch in the toilet and soak there", well, it says a lot laughing .
          1. Kovlad
            Kovlad 3 January 2017 11: 56
            +7
            Now I watched how Putin takes office as President of the Russian Federation. Just tenderness! So gorgeous, pompous, and the GDP is still young, thin. And what country he went to the board. Where do not throw around.!
            But he survived, and I am for Putin!
        4. Yura
          Yura 3 January 2017 11: 37
          +3
          Quote: demotivator
          And what did we hear in response? Did he tell us his mistake?

          Maybe it’s not yet time to voice mistakes, too much depends on his words. From the lives of our people, to the economy of not only our country but the rest. A couple of truthful but out of time spoken words can cause such a fever on exchanges and markets that not every state can withstand.
    2. Alexdark
      Alexdark 3 January 2017 07: 52
      +17
      The comparison is incorrect. What did Obama get? A stable country, without much disruption. What did Putin get after Yeltsin? (Yes, not 8 but 16 years, but) Oh yes, you want to put the country on its feet in a meager amount of time, after a total collapse. These years are nothing on the scale of history, some "tectonic" changes, this is not enough. But what has been done is a fantastic feat, pulling out of the 90s. And what about Obama? Where are the facts, not some phrases. What has he done for his country? Gay legalized, and never comes to mind. Or do you think the standard of living has increased there, but not. You have to understand that there are problems there too. Schools closing, hospitals, a lot. But you do not know about it, it cannot be the same. Right? ... In fact, Obamych has a lot of jambs, but he is generally the worst. But I will emphasize one point, here we are talking about world politics, and you are all about your belly and your belly ...
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 3 January 2017 07: 59
        +7
        What did Obama get? Stable country


        Well, you are bent ...
        for me, the United States stands figuratively speaking in a minefield ... on the right is a mine (IRAQ) ... on the left (AFGHANISTAN) ...
        under the feet of a mine in the form of the Fed ... in general, the apparently prosperous USA actually has a lot of unresolved problems and OBAMA has not solved them.

        The position of RUSSIA in the world and within the state entirely depends on the person of the SUPREME ... so we have historically developed.

        Something like a drunkard or a frenzied liberal will come after PUTIN ... we will again go through the circles of hell ... RUSSIA has no security guarantees in this regard.
        1. Alexdark
          Alexdark 3 January 2017 08: 09
          +9
          That's what I’m talking about. They have a system, they don’t need to be afraid that something will come now, and it will start ... We have, yes, this is a problem.
          And specifically on the issue of a stable country. Well, he did not take the reins of government in a country reminiscent of Russia of the 90s. Whatever problems there are, nevertheless, in general, everything is in order. Relatively. He didn’t have to raise the army, to pull out enterprises, to raise the economy. As there was one bar, everything fell into his hands. We will not talk about external debts and stuff, this is already a question of the future, destructive. In any case, this did not apply to Obama's work and will not apply to it anymore. You cannot call him a slave on galleys.
    3. Stanislas
      Stanislas 3 January 2017 08: 21
      +3
      Quote: demotivator
      And sometimes it’s not possible to take and compare what the USA and the Russian Federation have achieved under the leadership of their leaders over these 8 years
      If you compare in relation to the dollar, as in your picture, then the United States is ahead of the rest. Only your comparison is incorrect. As in the USSR, only in the other direction: then they compared in tons of melted steel, and you are in the lowering-raising rate of $. There isn’t even that, nmv, that you really need to worry about. In addition, maybe you have not heard, but for comparison it is necessary to write down America's failures nearby. Motivator.
    4. NEXUS
      NEXUS 3 January 2017 09: 48
      +6
      Quote: demotivator
      And sometimes it’s not possible to take and compare what the USA and the Russian Federation have achieved under the leadership of their leaders over these 8 years,

      Well, let's compare ... what did the USA achieve there in 8 years?
    5. BastaKarapuzik And
      BastaKarapuzik And 3 January 2017 12: 05
      +6
      Strongly disagree! What mistakes did you "have the courage" to tell Obama about? Yes, he did not recognize one! All his rhetoric is sheer posturing and hypocrisy. When mistakes are admitted, they usually change the course of action, but this is not and cannot be. Solid acting and really, as Maria Zakharova said, I want to wash my hands and ventilate the room ...
      I regret that they removed the cons.
  5. Alexdark
    Alexdark 3 January 2017 07: 34
    +4
    He reads this, Hitler’s image crawls into his head)
    Oh, those exceptional ... exceptional bastards.
  6. knn54
    knn54 3 January 2017 07: 37
    +4
    Yes, not Zarathustra. And why be surprised: the United States is the servant of WORLD GLOBALISM, and even the US President will not change anything, the Yankees are printing bucks and shifting the problems of their business to other countries that are simply crumbling. And the "free" market is growing stronger.
  7. bald
    bald 3 January 2017 07: 41
    +2
    And that was the president. fool The people have chosen - democracy. Oh, and wash off to America.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 3 January 2017 07: 53
      +4
      The people have chosen - democracy.


      The power of the people is ochocracy ... is also not the best form what authorities.
      Democracy is power ... I emphasize ... the elect.

      Does power belong in RUSSIA ... to be honest ... people? ... I think everyone understands who rules the state in RUSSIA
      In RUSSIA, classical layers of society are taking shape ...
      capitalists ... wage workers ... rentiers ... speculators, bankers and then.
      In general, a heterogeneous society with conflicting interests implies a conflict potential.
      1. bald
        bald 3 January 2017 09: 33
        +1
        Everything is correct. I'm talking about their people and Obama.
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  9. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. 3 January 2017 08: 30
    +6
    I share the general attitude towards Obama.
    But the emphasis would have placed something else.
    Obama is not d.ura.k, he is a bonded man. Or maybe not a man, but parsley on strings.
    Besides what he said, he could not say anything else.
    An example of the Kennedy brothers is an example.

    I'm not happy about Trump's coming. Trump will not be a friend of Russia. Rather, Trump may be trying to make a friend of Russia, but at the cost of our internal change towards the establishment of global imperialism ....
    I don’t like the fact that we (V.V. Putin) are flirting with Trump: we didn’t send diplomats, the DPRK blocked weapons technology, they stopped it in Syria again, we leave the Donbass under fire ...

    If Trump fails to return the WTO to its former meaning, if our markets and mineral resources are not accessible to foreigners, if social programs are combined with genuine popular democracy and a movement towards socialism (as in some countries, geyropov - Greece, France, ...) , then Russia will have worse relations with Trump than now.
    And we will remember the loser obamka with nostalgia ...
    Actually, I am for having a bad president in Sasha who will do a lot of stupid things. Our prospects under our ministers, perhaps, are just that.
  10. CYBERNINJA
    CYBERNINJA 3 January 2017 08: 57
    +5
    Obama's biggest mistake is his birth ...
    And its consequences are the rise of racial intolerance ...
    In Soviet times, in schools, a verse was about a poor Negro woman who went to school, and white passers-by mocked him — I honestly write, cried when I read ...
    Gave read to son now:
    -Daddy, let this little Obama go to hell ... Otherwise, they will unlearn, and then they’ll give us tricks ...
  11. gg.na
    gg.na 3 January 2017 10: 57
    +2
    Nothing is forgotten by us !!! winked We are not vindictive No. we are just angry am and we have a good memory! wink And if there is not enough memory bully then we record !!! yes
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 3 January 2017 11: 05
    +2
    Quote: Kasym
    Barack Obama is a graduate of the best American universities. Columbia and Harvard (School of Law) Universities, taught at the Chicago Institute of Law sciences.

    These universities turned out to be against Mr. KGB High School.
  13. krops777
    krops777 3 January 2017 15: 16
    +1
    [quoteThat Obama said: quotes that the outgoing president remembered] [/ quote]

    Well, what, work for psychiatrists, and better for the prosecutor and war crimes investigators.
  14. pan.70
    pan.70 3 January 2017 16: 14
    +2
    Nothing new.
  15. 1536
    1536 3 January 2017 21: 25
    0
    The biggest mistake is Obama’s birth!
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  17. Ham
    Ham 4 January 2017 11: 51
    +1
    a set of propaganda clichés are now passed off as "thoughts"?
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  19. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 5 January 2017 11: 23
    0
    “Perhaps this is a failure to create a plan the day after the invasion of Libya, which at that time seemed to me the right decision” (2016).

    An absolutely meaningless dictum (or translation ???), like many other pearls of the "exceptional".
  20. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 5 January 2017 18: 52
    0
    Once again it was emphasized that the Anglo-Saxons are not humans and it’s not a sin to kill them like mad dogs, but a purely necessary and useful business.