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    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton

    What's In It for Us? Clinton Signals New Russian-US Reset a Possibility

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    A possible new "reset" of relations between Moscow and Washington will depend on what the White House will get from it, according to former US Secretary of State and now presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Former US Secretary of State and now presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that she does not rule out a new "reset" of Russian-US relations, which she said will hinge on what the White House will obtain from it, RIA Novosti reported.

    Her remarks came during the Democratic Party's presidential debates on Monday.

    When asked whether she is ready to again push a symbolic "reset" button concerning Russia-US ties, something that she did seven years before, Clinton said that "it depends on what I get from it." 

    Clinton recalled that in 2009, Moscow and Washington signed an agreement on the regular transit of US military equipment and personnel to Afghanistan over Russian territory.

    Also at the time, the two inked a deal to curtail the build-up of nuclear weapons and agreed on sanctions against Iran.

    The Russian-US "reset" was an attempt by the Obama administration to improve bilateral relations in 2009.

    On March 6 of that year, Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pressed a red button emblazoned with a Russian word which Clinton thought meant "reset" in Russian. However, Lavrov explained to Clinton that the word on the button actually means "overcharge" rather than "reset".

    The 2009 reset finally came to a standstill in March 2014, when media outlets described the process as having "failed", citing Crimea's reunification with Russia, the armed conflict in Ukraine and the alleged lack of Russian cooperation with the United States on Syria.


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    • teddy jin reply to (Show commentHide comment)

      agreed -- this woman and everything she represents STILL is under the illusion that by 'reset" she and the USA can actually TURN THE CLOCK BACK...

      it's gone. RUSSIA (and others for that matter , despite the challenges caused by the USA ) -

      NOT ONLY can NOT be intimidate or made to kneel -- but , in fact , HAS gained the upper hand in just about every manner.

      it has little to do now with ''who has a bigger economy" -- teh US economy being BIGGEST but also BIGGEST UNHEALTHY ''economy" ..and whose clutches RUSSIA is successfully picking off from russia's skin...

      killary -- has NO DOG in a fight against russia.

      it is basically OVER for the usa trying to ''dominate" russia or having a russia that will just let the USA MOVE an inch closer around russia - it is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN the way russia allowed things to be with the eastern europeans.

      on the contrary -- it is RUSSIA that has BUILT alliances that USA can NOT DETACH ...

      so -- any 'reset" with intent to return things to they 'way they were" with the USA trying to call the shots (but which didn't succeed in any case against russia) -

      is already like a ship LEFT BEHIND - or marooned in the middle of the ocean and no one wants it back on the coast.

      RUSSIA and the world are MOVING ON - it is the USA that tries to RELIVE 1945.....''VICTORY OF THE USA " in the world...
    • in reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
      ivanwa88, I understand your point but JFK in my book has to be disqualified as a decent human being because of his adultery past. A champion must be a champion overall, totally and completely. And he can not be considered a champion only but the President of the free world which puts him on the global pedestal unconditionally! This title or qualification brings higher moral responsibility than any other. He failed. So US president - yes because he was voted in. A champ - nope.
    • in reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j, thank you.
    • ptcjm
      With the Clinton clan in the WH again means further escalation of war mongering and there has to be quite a consideration regarding the phase period when one president leaves and another takes the position. These phase periods of changing power should be investigated further, what has occurred during these periods? and what comes to mind is the fate of Kursk as a "last job" for BC, before he left office. The current president's police during the remaining months might have influence on the next president and with HC clan in the office, the risk for third war might be closer than expected.
    • Blackiein reply toElsa JV(Show commentHide comment)
      Elsa JV,
      Yes that murder was wrong.
    • FlorianGeyer
      Russia is doing quite nicely without US products.
      The US is fast becoming the 'Emperor with No Clothes' and even its vassal states in Europe are privately sniggering at the US incompetence now.
    • Blackiein reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j,
      Your Intel is bang on .
    • teddy jin reply toBlackie(Show commentHide comment)
      Blackie, but the frightening thing is...

      regardless of the fact that there REALLY IS NO american politician - never has been -- able to 'rise' - that does NOT represent l, ultimately , the american imperial dogma ....

      clinton STILL WILL just as likely as not - be ''elected" president.

      it will then be even more damning of the american electorate AND ''democratic process" itself...

      to 'present to the world" a next leader that is nothing short of a war criminal.

      what does THAT then say about america as a nation?
    • teddy jin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jasjas, SAID brilliantly -- all in a nutshell.

      it's the perfect definition of ''the clintons" ..

      "what's in it for me".

      and of course ''what" to them means "everything".

      which itself also symbolizes american policy about the world>

      "everything is mine - ours -- everything belongs to america|".
    • teddy jin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      vendor, this is because it all grows from the same AMERICAN APPLE TREE...

      even trees and plants -- we all know , like all creation -- are never ''perfect"...
      there are worms in some, some have leaves that are not as nicely shaped - but in general that is what life is. everyone and everything have some flaws , small or big.

      but it is one thing to have a TREE that is HEALTHY from seed to root to branch and leaves and fruits...with the occasional imperfections BUT STILL over-all a HEALTHY being, a healthy living creation.

      the USA however -- from SEED - TO ROOT - TO BRANCH TO FRUITS


      americans LOVE to believe that ''we are the good guys " - ''we are exceptional"

      but THAT in itself IS the problem. it is a ROTTEN BELIEF that is the VERY ROOT AND SEED of the rottenness that springs out in all its branches and leaves and twigs and crown and fruits...

      americans like to have a saying when someone is ''caught" who broke ''the rules" - like criminals, or a murderer , or a liar or a torturer or sadist, or such things...

      AS IF THEY ARE 'just exceptions" as if they are NOT ''really who we are, because we are a GREAT, GOOD GUYS NATION"...

      but in reality - the MENTALITY that hides behind such claims of exceptionalism

      is a culture of callous, selfish society where ''doing good" is more the EXCEPTION than the rule ...and RUTHLESSNESS is the RULE rather than the exception.

      when americans like to say "the bad people are just the FEW ROTTEN APPLES in a barrel"

      is wrong.

      it is the opposite.

      it is really about a FEW GOOD APPLES -- that somehow came up - in a BARREL OF ROTTEN APPLES.

      that's why , leader after leader, after leader, in industry , in society, in politics, in economics, in culture , in diplomacy

      INVARIABLY represents a nation that is A BULLY that commits ROTTEN things around the world.

      and there is simply no hiding what is NORMAL from america.

      you can;t put lipstick on a pig and pretend she is a pretty girl...can't.
    • teddy jin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      vendor, it is all so simple.

      clinton -- like ALL the rest of american ''leaders" and everything they represent --

      WANT ALL of it --

      ALL -- all power, all control, all resources, all land, all the cheapened labor's wealth accumulated to the top, all the obedience, all the houses and possessions, all the lives, all the futures of the ENTIRE PLANET.

      they are nothing less than PURE POWER HUNGRY people.

      TO people like that everything is about POWER -- ABSOLUTE POWER.

      and when it is about ''relations" with countries -- OF COURSE it means ''POWER OVER RUSSIA "

      TO RULE russia. to RULE china, to RULE their people and that of the world, and to RULE what happens to their lands and their lives ...

      THAT is about as SIMPLE as it gets and that is the COMPLETE story of american ''leadership" and ''role" in the world.
      they REALLY THINK they are 'Blessed" -- to BE the GODS of planet earth.

      these people are like the modern day ''pharaohs" who crown themselves "'the incarnation of gods" on earth.

      and everything and everyone in it is THEIRS to rule .

      IT'S NOT that complicated. and for russia or countries to actually PLAY with such ''leaders\" as these americans is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

      you don't deal with such people -- they are completely off the rocks.

      all russia and countries ought to do and CAN do - so as not to WASTE their resources and their time and energy and that of their people -

      is to go about their business as much as possible with OTHERS - EXCLUDING the USA and its ''visits" and diplomacy and all that kind of thing.

      THEY WASTE THE TIME AND ENERGY of other countries, their leaders and their people.

      end of story.
    • Sam Handwich
      Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice...
    • jerstef
      What`s in it for her??
      A big do.do,for no sane man would ever consider...
      well,use your imagination..
    • Blackiein reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j,
      I heard they have electronic voting in America, and that is rigged.
      In these silly TV debates they should have an investigative journo ready to hop in and expose Hillary Clintons lies, and in fact destroy her forever live tv.
    • Blackiein reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j,
      Last American president was Kennedy.
    • teddy jin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      vendor, it is all true what you said. i think it expressed a lot of what i was trying to say also.
    • teddy jin reply toptcjm(Show commentHide comment)
      ptcjm, they are scary people -- sociopaths and psychopaths who seem to be so callous and just dislike PEOPLE - and seem to think that much of the humans on earth are undeserving to even EXIST -

      people like that are really scary because of their endless hunger for power and to decide the fate of the planet -- with such BLOODTHIRSTINESS .

      THIS woman for instance...what is a human being worth in terms of chemical compounds, water, bones, brain...?

      not that much different from one another -- all of us can be reduced to a PAIL of chemicals..

      but with that are what make us HUMAN beings - people with feelings, that get hungry and feel sad and happy and hopeful and disappointed and just want to care about our loved ones and those around us.

      but a woman like THIS clinton -- is a completely HOLLOW SHELL - flesh, bone, blood - with eyes that look into NOTHINGNESS - and displays NOTHING but hatred for people....

      she is like a BLACK HOLE that swallows all light -- empty ,, unfeeling, stone-like in her lack of humanity...and everything about her is SCHEMING to gain more power --

      to ''decide" -- because as she likes to portray to be president --

      "It's my turn" ...

      her turn for WHAT? of what USE is she to billions of humans over whose fates she WANTS to ''GET MY TURN" TO make decisions about ATTACKING and bombing and killing and ''USA above all others?"

      while people starve and die and suffer and become homeless and hopeless as a RESULT of decisions by PEOPLE LIKE HER?

      of what USE is the CHEMICAL BAG - named "hillary clinton?"

      AND THAT goes for a lot of these rich global billionaires or 1 percent.

      who praise themselves and their ways as IF they GIVE LIFE to the world, as IF they created the planet...AS IF they bring down rain to feed the crops - as IF they make the cows and horses what they are , as IF they invented or brought into creation corn or wheat or grass....

      YET think THEY have the authority and the right on who lives and who dies and who eats and who starves -- who is ''SANCTIONED" (RUSSIA OF COURSE) AND who not..

      under their "'i am the american leader of the world - IT'\S MY TURN"...


      useless PARASITES on the planet -- that is what they all are. JUST PARASITES who MAKE THEMSELVES BLOATED with power and control

      by FEEDING ON THE BLOOD of billions of humans with their schemes .

      they - including hillary -- are the VAMPIRES of this world.
    • teddy jin reply toBlackie(Show commentHide comment)
      Blackie, yes they do , Blackie.

      it is by a company called DIEBOLD -- whose owners are connected to certain politicians - mainly the republicans .

      they managed to insinuate themselves into the election counting system --

      with computerized counting that of course turned out to be so HACKABLE -- as computer experts repeatedly warned about.

      elections in the USA ''democracy" are about as GENUINE
      as queen elizabeth 2 of england working
      as a topless waitress in new york city's
      downtown ''Village" serving
      sidewalk cafe customers
      in the middle of a Winter Storm..
      with a warm smile on her face...
    • Blackiein reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j,
      Hi again,
      Thank you good Intel, and I tried another search on this but got access denied, and got offered a survey.
      The big lie is "internet super highway of information", and that there is, "no need for silly old books just burn them, we got it online anyway" .
    • Blackiein reply toteddy j(Show commentHide comment)
      teddy j,
      Hi again,
      People must have serious problems with reality in America.
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