Forgotten Interview Reveals How Russia Really Views Obama's Legacy

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Authored by Darius Shatahmasebi via,

An overlooked interview of Maria Zakharova with Russia’s 1 TV Channel, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, on a national Russian TV show has brought insight into the frustration Russia encountered in dealing with the Obama administration over the years. Zakharova suggested President Barack Obama will go down in history as one of America’s evilest presidents.

In the program, Zakharova explains that Russia was warned countless times in 2015 during diplomatic talks that if they were to go into Syria to fight “terrorists,” their work would be undone by the media, which would label them the aggressor. This has clearly has been the case for the past year-and-a-half.

“[T]he media was one thing,” Zakharova noted. “The U.S. State Department and the White House, from the mouths of their official representatives, directly threatened to cause us pain.”

Zakharova continued:

“Then, official Foreign Affairs representatives began to call upon their people to come out and protest in front of Russian embassies.”

This is likely a reference to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s calls for anti-war protesters to target Russia.

“That which began in October 2015 – ended with the murder of our Ambassador in December 2016.”


“I’ll remind you of one more thing – we’ve talked about this – let’s remember the real attacks. Not those campaigns with plastic arms and legs in London, or posters in front of our embassies in the E.U., but the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus,” Zakharova also noted.

She then vented her frustrations regarding the instances when Vitaly Churkin (another diplomat who died mysteriously last month) questioned attacks committed by NATO-backed rebels in Syria at the U.N. According to Zakharova, the same diplomats who promised that Russia would feel pain for intervening in Syria were the same people blocking statements condemning these attacks, hindering progress on the issue. In doing so, Zakharova was unable to confirm if she was referring specifically to former secretary of state John Kerry, though this appears to be the implication of her allegations.

Asked about Obama’s failure to offer condolences for the death of Russia’s ambassador in Turkey in December 2016, Zakharova responded:

“Obama, I think, is a unique person…But Obama is a person, and I mean, the whole administration under him, whose team — as it worked out on the international arena — was bad for everyone. I think during his 8-year term, under the pretext of their “exclusivity,” they became the subject of disgust for the entire world. That is my impression.”

She continued:

“They did not deliver on any responsibilities they had to other nations, nor did they deliver on what the American people entrusted to them, on the international arena. This is an obvious thing.”

Zakharova didn’t hold back in her repeated criticism of the Obama administration.

“And the main thing – of course, I am not a lawyer or a human rights activist – but from a moral point of view they have committed crimes,” she added,  apparently disregarding numerous allegations against Russia’s complicity in war crimes of their own. “They showed us that the strongest military has unlimited rights to create evil.”

Nevertheless, Zakharova concluded:

This is what’s going to go down in history for this administration. Let me say it again – they demonstrated that the strongest has the right to create evil.” [emphasis added]

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samjam7's picture

A hint also that the numerous ambassador's deaths in recent months were not just a coincidence, maybe?
As far as she was allowed to say that is. 

Grandad Grumps's picture

Yes, apparently so. It is not as if we all do not believe that the cabal murder whomsoever they think it expedient to murder. The fact that Trump is still alive is a reason not to trust him.

Zoomorph's picture

Maybe not? Not every phrase out of someone's mouth is a hint towards a secret conspiracy.

The fact that Grandad Grumps is still alive is a reason not to trust him.

Belrev's picture

What is Obama's legacy? We know what Putin's popularity is, it is real. But Obama legacy is a myth.

Arnold's picture

I killed Osama Bin Laden.


CHX13's picture

"I royally scr€wed the whole wørld!" Oh, bummer...

FredGSanford.'s picture

Within 50 years Obama will be considered the worst president ever, and it will amaze all who read about it that this silly country elected him not once but twice. He was bad. Real bad. But it will take hindsight for it to come to light.

Grandad Grumps's picture

Most evil, certainly.

Worst is a toss-up with Woodrow Wilson.

Sizzurp's picture

Obama's legacy will depend entirely on who is writing the history in 50 years.

Crusader75's picture

I hope it's not intelligent people with a knowledge of history, they never agree with my picks.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Crusader75 Mar 17, 2017 3:38 AM

Someone said to me yesterday "I voted for Obama twice and I still like him"


The Merovingian's picture

Hopefully you wrote down their license plate and reported them for drunken driving when you parted ways.

NumNutt's picture

That comment should have been immediately followed by a dull thud as your fist impacted their face...

LOL123's picture

Maybe that's why Tony Avella wants that bill past of erasing all history on individuals if they ask for it or they get fined.... Thank you, it all makes sense now.

SoDamnMad's picture

Or if there is anyone alive to write history.

Idaho potato head's picture

exactly what I was thinking, in any case it hopefully won't be american neocons.

LA_Goldbug's picture

I vote for Bush Jr. though I see where your coming from with Wilson. You have a good grasp of history.

whatamaroon's picture

I vote for LBJ, who created the 'great society' of welfare dependents.

Crusader75's picture

Stop watching that ridiculous Fox propaganda channel, all they want is your vote, and tax cuts ... PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN SURVEY 2017 (1) Abraham Lincoln (2) George Washington (3) Franklin D. Roosevelt (4) Theodore Roosevelt (5) Dwight D. Eisenhower (6) Harry S Truman (7) Thomas Jefferson (8) John F. Kennedy (9) Ronald Reagan (10) Lyndon B. Johnson (11) Woodrow Wilson (12) Barack Obama (13) James Monroe (14) James K. Polk (15) Bill Clinton (16) William McKinley, Jr. (17) James Madison (18) Andrew Jackson (19) John Adams (20) George H. W. Bush

IntTheLight's picture

How dare any one want tax cuts! Adding federal income tax, state income tax, real estate tax and sales tax, I figure I only pay half my income. Let's bring it to 75%!

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Arnold Mar 17, 2017 5:43 AM

You're getting FOX NEWS mixed up with THE FAMILY FEUD... But I know ~ it's a very common mistake to make as it's hard to really tell the difference.

NewHugh's picture

Surveys also sait Shitlery would win the election you stupid jackass...

Marcecamb's picture

Fred: I beg to desagree. He is already far too obvious the worst president of the USA. It is not, however, so much to those whom don't want to look.

IntTheLight's picture

In 50 years, there will be only a few whites left in America. It will be idiotacracy, or whatever that film is called. There will be minimal literate people left so books about Obama's presidency will be few and unread.

NewHugh's picture

I wish that were true.  But the libtards writing and controlling the textbooks will continue to indoctrinate the youth with liberal idiocy unless someone stops them.

NewHugh's picture

Let me clarify.  I wish that no books about the former Chimp in Chief won't be read...

NewHugh's picture

OK it's too early for me to be writing anything...

Snaffew's picture

excuse me---i have to go water my garden with Gatorade....

el.kabong's picture

Good stuff... gotta get your electrolytes.

IntTheLight's picture

Our country is doomed. It's a tragedy. One only has to look at how large swaths of our cities are third world zones. Once thriving and flourishing, now ghettoes. White flight is real and will result in whites fleeing this once great nation.

TxExPat's picture

I used to wonder if Obama would be remembered as another US Grant (Drunk/Clueless for 8 years while the people under him stole everything that was not nailed down), or Warren G Harding (Teapot Dome, very actively getting a piece of every illegal action).

At this point I'm pretty much convinced that he's a re-run of Warren G Harding.

Lets just hope that Trump Doesn't get cast as another Herbert Hoover (inheriting a depression that his predecessor's set up).



RedDwarf's picture

It doesn't matter if you think Trump is a genius playing 4 dimensional chess, an honest populist, a sellout, or an giant orange Cheeto, ANYTHING was a better option than a guarantee of the continuation of the uninterrupted chain of Globalist bullshit that Clinton would have represented.

LA_Goldbug's picture

I'm with you on that one. The way he is being attacked at the moment proves that he has at least put some breaks on the Anglo-Zionist suicide march.

Wahooo's picture

That much is true. I'll take A l'Orange over walnut sauce any day of the week.

Snaffew's picture

I agree, but I certainly don't think trump is capable of much more than 2 dimensional checkers---who wudda thunk?  unbelievable---Sad!  He has already been consumed by the Deep State Borg---Resistance is Futile.

Beowulf55's picture

At least he can play............more than I can say about the Kenyan.

delacroix's picture

she didn't mention the military and civilian aircraft that were brought down

philipat's picture

Amongst many other things. There are simply too many to mention in a short interview?

Crusader75's picture

The Russians hated Reagan too. I wonder why.

alphasammae's picture

This proves that Obama, McCain and Graham are  sticks of the same branch with Soros. CNN and others.

LA_Goldbug's picture

“This is what’s going to go down in history for this administration. Let me say it again – they demonstrated that the strongest has the right to create evil.”

I suspect that it is no coincidence that she uses the word "evil". Not on this level of Geopolitics.