The deal demonstrates, yet again, to the world, that Obama Talks… and Putin Acts.
Russia just neutered any attempts by the West to leverage its vulnerability to energy pricing — by adding a huge new customer, China.
So kiss off Crimea, Ukraine, and anything else Vlad wants to annex.
President Obama's (and then-Sec. of State Clinton's) reset with Russia, and "pivot" to Asia, have been massive failures.
Putin has eaten Obama alive, again and again, militarily and diplomatically.
Now, we see:
+ An Asia with a Russia-China energy axis
+ America evacuating the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Asia
+ Iranian sponsored terrorism on the march
+ Al Qaeda ascendant again (killing our ambassador, storming our embassy)
Bang-up job, Mr. President.
And Syria? Assad used chemical weapons, and actually GAINED more power there.
While America's Dear Leader takes selfies at Mandela's funeral, hops from scandal to scandal (IRS, Benghazi, V.A, Fast and Furious, Obamacare rollout…), and holds "beer summits," Vladimir Putin has taken territory, re-militarized, expanded Russia's power, and dramatically built a power axis (Russia-China) to rival the West.
One might say, geo-politicaly speaking, Mr. Putin has been a better "community organizer" than Mr. Obama.
The gas deal he just cut with China is just the latest example of his global humiliation of America and its president.