Barack Obama at G20

Despite assurances from the sycophant media that President Obama was “dominating” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg has seen a round of criticism aimed at the ersatz Alexander’s plan to go to war in Syria.

After taking it on the chin from Putin and the pope, Obama’s weakness of character was showing, and he was reduced to giving Putin dirty looks that must have made the ex-KGB martial artist chuckle.

The Russians have been touting a 100-page report that they say shows that it was the U.S.-backed Syrian “rebels” who launched a poison gas attack that killed more than 1,400 civilians, not Bashar Assad’s government.

After being “dominated” by the milquetoast Obama, Putin emerged from the summit to announce that Russia would provide Syria with a missile defense if the U.S. should attack.

Agence France Press reported Friday that the Kremlin is sending an amphibious warship to Syria after taking on an undisclosed “special cargo.”

If that wasn’t enough, Obama also got his beard plucked by Pope Francis, who warned that an attack on Syria would be “futile” and urged world leaders to seek a path that would avoid war.

“Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community,” Francis wrote in a letter to the G20 leaders. The pope backed up his words with a call for a prayer vigil and rally today in St. Peter’s Square, an event that CBS’ Mark Phillips derided as a “religious street protest.”

But the pope wasn’t done yet. He also took to Twitter and sent out messages against a war in Syria. “How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake,” Francis tweeted.