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Russian dissident interprets Obama’s ‘flexibility’ remark [VIDEO]

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of LibertyCentral.org (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

Russian dissident Pavel Stroilov worries that President Barack Obama’s re-election will embolden hardline world leaders.

In a recent interview, he also gave his interpretation of Obama’s remark to then-President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia that he would have more “flexibility” after the election to negotiate a new missile defense treaty.

“This means, ‘I can’t do it now, because American voters do not want it. But I don’t care what American voters want, I care what my friend Vladimir wants. I will do it. Just give me some time to fool the American voters, to pretend I am tougher than I really am, and then we will fix it, don’t worry,’” Stroilov said.

“I mean, I can’t read it in any other way. I am sorry if that sounds disrespectful towards your president, but that’s what it means in English,” he said.

Stroilov lives in London and has been a frequent critic of President Vladimir Putin.

Look for the full interview with Stroilov Monday.

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