|Shaking hands reluctantly: Putin, left and Obama, right/AP photo|
From Denny: You know when Putin is desperate for money - and for international cover - when he comes to the U. S. acting like he is bosom pals with President Obama. Of course, the real reason he was meeting with Obama - after two years of absence because he was pouting - was to see if Obama was clueless as to what Putin was about to do in Syria. Putin was satisfied that Obama was indeed unaware and easily fooled.
Putin took that as a sign he could pee on Obama and so he did. Well, that was stupid because Obama does not forget or forgive easily. It might take Obama some time for retaliation but he will do something Putin will really fear.
As to Syria you really have to wonder where the hell is the Arab League in this terrorism-civil war drama? Why is it the Middle East expects and blames the U. S. and the EU for not doing enough to stop Russia? Seriously? Why are the Middle Eastern countries not doing enough to stop Russia and IS? It's their back yard. Why don't the Middle East countries devise their own no-fly zone? Why should it be the U. S. and the EU to do their job? "Da ya think?" it has something to do with Middle East wars are money pits with no good outcome seen for decades?
Just because Putin has recently met with the EU countries about Ukraine doesn't mean a thing. France and Germany and others seem to be convinced of a deadly strategy: Let's cater to a psychopathic dictator and not complain about what Putin is doing in Syria at this conference. We will complain outside of this Ukraine conference as France did. Seriously? Putin sees the EU as weak and easy to manipulate, a psychopath's dream...
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