Russia Humiliates Kerry, Ignores His Calls for a Week


“Call! Call! Damn you, just pick up the phone and call!”

Obama’s soft power has really done wonders for the diplomatic standing of the United States. Maybe Kerry should practice his diplomacy on someone easier. Like the Viet Cong.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Tuesday call to his Russian counterpart has gone unanswered for nearly a week after North Korea tested a nuclear device.

It is not the first time Moscow has not returned calls from the State Department: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had difficulty getting through to her counterpart when she was in the post.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday that “the Foreign Minister has not yet chosen to return the call” to Kerry, but that Kerry was “relaxed about this” and not concerned.

At least Kerry is relaxed about the complete implosion of American influence on the international level. He is totally not waiting by the phone asking Victoria, “Why won’t he call me? Why? I promised to be extra flexible.”

“There’s been nothing frantic about it. He reached out to Foreign Minister Lavrov yesterday, made it clear again today that he’s ready to talk whenever Foreign Minister Lavrov can find the time,” Nuland said.

On Friday, she said the two still had not talked, and “If they (Russian diplomatic officials) are too busy or otherwise engaged, the offer stands, and we’ll continue to do other diplomacy.”

Sure. Kerry can talk to a lot of countries. Like Ghana. Or Uruguay. He doesn’t need Russia. He never even liked Russia. Even if Russia calls him now, he won’t talk to Russia.

  • http://twitter.com/USnavy1967 @USnavy1967

    Nothing like being in the rear seat as the bus passes your stop. Hope that the administration has patience with our so called comrades, they will need it.

  • Rocco

    Perhaps it's simply Lavrov's way of letting us know that he is as embarrassed for us as we are.

  • Mary Sue

    Russia knows Kerry's a joke.

  • Mary Sue

    Russia knows Kerry's a joke.

  • Mary Sue

    Russia knows Kerry's a joke.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Guess what? Since the Russians understand that the leader of the free world is begging for their acceptance, they have every reason to sit in the cat bird's seat. IF they saw Obama and gang as world leaders, who can make their lives miserable, rest assured, the call would have been picked up pronto.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Guest

      It is unavoidable. Every empire in history comes to the end of it's glory. And, of course, every empire has it's lot of bellicose non-believers while going down.

      • thomas_h

        The USA is not an empire.
        It may have been the greatest of the superpowers in terms of economy, military, science, technology, AND force for good, but it has never been an empire.

  • AnOrdinaryMan

    …In the meantime, Judge Kathryn B. Forrest has issued a temporary injunction against the implementation of Sec. 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA). Stinky's lawyers have aggressively appealed. If they win their appeal, the U.S. will effectively be a military dictatorship; with the government having the right to detain any American citizen, w/o due process. Frightening as he–. The U.S. doesn't have ANY respect abroad; and at home, we live in a near complete military dictatorship.

  • Tyranno

    I remember the video of the Russian diplomats also refusing to shake hands with Comrade obama . . .

  • jakespoon

    The Russians way of saying "You are irrelevant."

  • Flowerknife_us

    Kerry- a truly commanding figure if ever there wasn't one.

  • Hawk

    Is it possible that Kerry doesn't have a cell phone or maybe Kerry's phone does not accept long distance calls?

  • midnightlavue

    "Comment by Russian MFA Spokesman A.K.Lukashevicha due to the speculations in the media about the organization call Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

    296-16-02-2013
    It is surprising that a purely working the harmonization of time a call of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the U.S. Secretary of State continues to attract attention as a painful press corps in Washington.
    We have already explained why Lavrov could not speak immediately after the request, as well as about our alternatives. American side, if and reacted, only through V.Nuland on the podium.
    In connection with the regular discussions on this topic gosdepovskogo spokesman would like to emphasize that despite the super-dense schedule Lavrov during his visit last week to Africa, the opportunity for the organization of such contact was available. In particular, we proposed that the U.S. side to the leaders of our foreign ministers talked on February 14, call the specified time interval. However, not having received confirmation from John Kerry, felt that the issue was dropped.
    We hope that clarity to the situation included, and this story will not have a return."
    http://mid.ru/brp_4.nsf/newsline/9B3F46714E6EED8D

    So you see there is no story here just making a big thing out of nothing to politically smear some one . Russia also said they were positive about Kerry compared to Hilary Clinton google it might be good exercise for the commenters on here as well as the press covering this story and turning a hill into a huge mountain. Ignorance runs pretty rampant these days don't it?