from Rogue Money:
In the final month of the Obama administration, both Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan left out the President from being a part of the peace talks in Syria as the final stages of the campaign against ISIS comes to an end. And in a bold move here just one day before Donald Trump swears in to become the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States, the Russian leader gets in one final jab at what will one day be known in the history books as ‘Obama’s Failed War in Syria’ by inviting his political adversary to now be a part of the spoils of victory.
Three weeks after John Kerry’s State Department was humiliated one last time when Russia, Turkey and Syria sat down alone, demonstratively without inviting the US, to discuss the terms of a proposed Syrian ceasefire, Russia has already offered a diplomatic fig leaf to the incoming Trump administration when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the press Russia has invited the United States to take part in the upcoming talks on Syria,
”As I said yesterday, we have already invited the US,” Lavrov told journalists in Moscow on Thursday.
And since the meeting on the Syrian settlement is scheduled to take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana on January 23, three days after Trump takes over, the implication is clear: the invite is for the Trump administration only. Lavrov confirmed:
“We think it would be the right thing to invite the representatives of the UN and the new US administration to the meeting,” Lavrov had said on Wednesday, at a press conference summing up the results of Russian foreign policy in 2016.
Ever since Russia re-buffed the United States in their attempts to overthrow the duly elected government of Ukraine in late 2013, relations between the two superpowers have ranged between tepid and all-out re-ignition of the Cold War. And all one has to do is look at the petulant and almost desperate acts by Obama, the Democrats, the media, and his intelligence services since the November elections in their trying to vilify Russia and Putin, and tie them to the new incoming President.
Beginning tomorrow, the potential for a new day is on the horizon, and which is similar to when Nixon and Brezhnev meet to discuss the foundations that would one day lead to the end of the first Cold War. Only now the players are on opposite sides of the table, and where nations such as Russia, China, Syria, and even Iran are hoping that this new leadership in Washington will open up a new window of both glastnost and perestroika, that will bring about the end of the ‘Evil Empire’ that has been switched to now be on the face of America 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.
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