Vladimir Putin knows a pussy(cat) when he sees one..and the man who allegedly bagged a tiger knows when he is dealing with a mere kitten.
Reset? Oh, you betcha!
A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was "a bomb" certain to have serious repercussions.
...the Russian Black Sea fleet's Iman tanker has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines aboard according to the Interfax news agency. The Assad government has insisted it is fighting a terrorist insurgency.
The Iman replaced another Russian ship "which had been sent to Syria for demonstrating (sic) the Russian presence in the turbulent region
And while Obama purrs, the Bear re-awakens from a long slumber, and begins to prowl:
Putin has announced the creation of a “Eurasian Union” with Kazakhstan and Belarus by 2013 – an idea that has produced nervousness in Washington that he, despite firm denials, intends to create something akin to the Soviet Union in central Asia and eastern Europe.
Last week, Aleksei Pushkov, a senior foreign affairs commentator recently named chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the state Duma, said the reset had been “cancelled” in an interview with the Vedomosti newspaper. He said Mr Putin was the “embodiment of the idea of Russia as a global power centre and the centre of the Eurasian Union”....
We need a Cold Warrior again. Instead, we have a president with cold feet. Watch the international action pick up between now and November, as every bad actor uses what may be their last window of opportunity to "reset" the global balance of power in their favor...