Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of trying to “reshape the whole world” for its benefit, in a fiery speech that was one of the most anti-American of his 15 years as Russia’s paramount leader.
....In nationally broadcast remarks that lasted nearly three hours, Putin gave no hint of concessions to Western consternation over Russia’s role in Ukraine, where Putin first pressured former president Viktor Yanukovych over his plans to sign a European-friendly trade deal, annexed the Crimean Peninsula after pro-European protesters forced Yanukovych’s ouster and then helped fuel a pro-Russian rebellion in eastern Ukraine.
Russia “is not asking anyone for permission” in its conduct of world affairs, Putin said.Meanwhile, Israel is unhappy with the Obama Administration too;
A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.
Oh well, we'll always have Iraq.Finance Minister Yair Lapid's comments Saturday came a day after U.S. officials said the Obama administration refused Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon's requests to meet several top national security aides.