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-- a big story today a possible Cold War chill entering US relations with Russia.
Because there's new evidence that the president may be taking a tougher approach toward Moscow.
The White House is considering.
Just considering at this point canceling an upcoming summit meeting between President Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The move reflecting growing concerns between the two countries on a host of issues.
The tipping point may be the standoff over fugitive NSA -- Edwards Snowden and his requests now to seek asylum in Russia.
Ralph Peters the author -- hello Richmond and a Fox News strategic analysts and it's great to see you sir thank you for joining us to have the -- and while.
At this point pulling out of one meeting before we get to the G-20.
Any impact on -- does he care.
President Obama's idea of getting tough is hitting people with cotton balls instead of feathers when it comes to foreign policy.
This canceling the Moscow summit between Obama and -- will have zero impact it irritate put a little bit but it's no big deal.
If he wanted to have an impact Obama would have to either move to.
Shift the G-20.
Summit from Petersburg Russia.
Or just stay home and encourage -- allies to.
That would get -- attention somewhat but in the end.
-- you know I hate to say this but the only thing that's really gonna get -- -- apart from really standing up to which is unlikely.
Would be counseling or participation in the Sochi Winter Olympics the -- Olympics now.
I'm proud of our athletes I don't want to do that.
But if that's what it takes to get -- -- back here into -- judicial system.
I'm for it because we can't always ask only our military and their families -- sacrifice and never ask anyone else maybe our athletes will have to make sacrifice.
How soon should President Obama take a firmer.
Hand in this because the issue with Russia is not just -- all of that's huge there's also providing weaponry to.
Aside and the regime in Syria and then the support of Iran's nuclear ambitions.
And all good points plus Obama has said nothing nothing.
Well -- is systematically dismantled the fragile Russian democracy.
He at least -- -- not directly at -- the killing of journalist journalists are in jail.
He puts his opponents in prison on trumped up charges and the Obama White House does nothing once in -- -- kind of births a little bit.
But nothing happens.
And Jamie the key to understanding Vladimir Putin he's not ask a Washington think tank of the State Department.
They always expect people -- act rationally in terms of geo political theory.
-- -- a proven is a classic schoolyard bully.
-- -- -- -- -- As the week kid with thick glasses that are -- books and -- takes personal delight promotional delight.
In beating on Obama police beat up weak -- now.
And it can Obama.
Couldn't his -- is KGB officer.
He's trained very well to size up other people and he got Obama is number from the start he knows he can run all over him.
I would be delighted if I'm wrong in our president stands up the -- he -- a prudent but it.
Obama wants new arms treaty -- no -- nonsense Obama wants to pretend the -- really worked.
It's just all -- this is an administration plays hardball domestically.
And with the -- internationally.
-- I'm sure whatever information and Putin or his intelligence officers wanna get from snowed and they have already -- probably have enough and want him to leave.
Do we have any other options to get him back so you can pay the price for what he's alleged to have Don.
Well -- you're actually right now they have intelligence Snowden had with him.
The were cooking is enjoying playing with -- Obama on this.
You know cat and mouse -- ultimately doesn't want Snowden as an albatross around the premise that snow is not important they don't care about snowed.
But he has to figure out a way to finance it.
Get Snowden -- of the country.
To Venezuela or or elsewhere in a way that -- prudent in his mind at least plausible.
-- -- liability even if we think it's the excuse is ridiculous because.
Couldn't really doesn't want to.
Give -- directly back to us simply because.
It makes him look weak and -- above everything else wants to look like a tough guy that for domestic purposes and it continues to throw that in the next hour we're gonna watch -- carefully and it's always great to have you here Ralph Peters thank you so much --
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