…There is a Russian joke currently making the rounds in Moscow. Russia’s Putin arrives back in the Kremlin after his September New York meeting with President Obama on Syria and other topics. A trusted aide asks how the talk with Obama went. Putin tells his aide that, in a bid to lower the temperature and calm the nerves before turning to grave topics like the wars in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian president proposed they first sit down to a game of chess…continued….
A couple of articles in this journal caught my eye (h/t Drew) regarding the contrast between the speeches of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin at the U.N., complete with relevant and revealing video footage of the meetings.
The United States has been accused of using non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to institute regime change in the middle east. Those would be “US-Congress financed NGOs like National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, and the George Soros Open Society Foundations“.
Putin tells his aide what it’s like playing chess with Obama. “It’s like playing with a pigeon. First it knocks over all the pieces, then it shits on the board and finally struts around like it won.”