Here was the topic:
Turns out Obama IS going to quietly meet with Putin...
Quote:It got almost no notice, but at yesterday’s Senate hearing on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry made a stunning revelation: President Obama is backtracking on his decision not to meet with President Vladimir Putin during the president’s visit to Russia.Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post...ssia-snub/
Recall: Obama cancelled his summit with Putin because of Russia’s decision to provide asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden. An incensed White House said that Obama would neither travel to Moscow for a meeting with Putin, nor would have a bilateral meeting with Putin at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.
On August 7, the New York Times reported:
President Obama on Wednesday canceled next month’s Moscow summit meeting, ending for now his signature effort to transform Russian-American relations and potentially dooming his aspirations for further nuclear arms cuts before leaving office….
Now this from a geographically challenged CT forum member...
Quote:First he had a stop over to check on his Swiss Bank accounts, then onto Russia to follow up on the flexibility he now has in this his second term. He has no right to speak on behalf of the Americas.
Swiss bank accounts? He was in SWEDEN! Not Switzerland. It's not the first time I've hear Americans make this error.
When I first moved here we were watching some obscure rock band from the states that were in Sweden for a music festival.
The guy says... "We're really happy to be here at the Swiss rock festival" Hilarity ensued as the Swedish hosts of the show lost it and quickly corrected him.
You could tell he was quite embarrassed.