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Russia, Turkey and Iran get together to talk about the Middle East…..

[ Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, left, with Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Tuesday in Istanbul. ]

Remember the old complaints 20 years ago about the Russians trying exert influen=ce in the Middle East?

Probably not…

A lot of people here where babies when that was going on….

Well…anyways …

We’re back to history repeating itself….

In an obvious slap at the Obama Administration….

Putin has shown up (NOT Russian President Dmiitry Medvedev) to sit down and talk over the Middle East with Trurkey….Which isn’t too happy with Israel and the US right now…..and is having a muslim reawaeaking…..and Iran…which seems to be running circles around President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton….

With the help of Turkey and Brazil ( nuclear fuel deal ) the sanction policy against Iran is stalled….

Today the New York Times has piece about how the Iranian’s are getting around sanctions

And the Russian are now on board for larger International investigation of the Israeli raid on the shipping to Gaza…..

Things are not good for the American home team…..who are further distracted by North Korea and South Korea flexing on each other….

Hillary Clinton seems to be in worst shape and busier that Obama with the fuel spill….

I wonder if she still thinks taking the job was good thing?

In remarks at the gathering of regional leaders, the third of its kind dedicated to increasing cooperation and security in Asia, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadof Iran said a nuclear agreement brokered by Turkey and Brazil last month was a one-time opportunity and other countries had called to express their support for it.

“We’ve seen a lot of support from the international arena,” he said, according to the Turkey’s official Anatolian News Agency. “This is the voice of everyone’s heart.” Mr. Ahmadinejad also maintained a defiant posture toward the United States.

“If the U.S. and its allies think they could hold the stick of sanctions and then sit and negotiate with us, they are seriously mistaken,” he told a news conference, according to Iran’s state-run Press TV satellite broadcaster. European and American officials say the vote on sanctions could come as early as Wednesday.

Mr. Ahmadinejad said Iran would not repeat its recent offer to send part of its stockpile out of Iran for enrichment. The accord, supported by Brazil and Turkey, was designed to break the deadlock over its nuclear program, according to Iran.

“The Tehran declaration provided an opportunity for the United States government and its allies. We had hoped and we are still hopeful that they use the opportunity well,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said. “I must say opportunities like this will not be repeated again.”

Mr. Putin, speaking at the conference, said sanctions should not be “excessive” but gave no details on whether Russia would change its mind on the vote. He called Iran’s nuclear program peaceful, a characterization with which Washington disagrees.

“I hold the opinion that this resolution should not be unnecessary, should not put Iran’s leadership or the Iranian people into difficulty,” Mr. Putin said.

The conference reinforces the shifting alignments in this complicated area, where regional powers like Iran and Turkey, a NATO member, are emerging as bigger players.

Turkey, whose relationship with its longtime ally Israel is fraying, has been mediating in the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East in a new activist foreign policy that has sometimes placed it at odds with Washington, its closest diplomatic and military partner.


Note.….The Israeli’s  have set up an internal group to study the raid and its decision making…..


June 8, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Religion, Travel, Updates | , , , , ,


  1. Wow.. the old powers of ottomans, persians and russians cooking their heads together.. this topic is a minefield, but one could wonder if the israeli rightwings and ultra-orthodox have driven it way too far the last decades, and put the whole of Israel in jeopardy. Just the settlements.. the neighbors will retaliate one day – as soon as they have the strength…
    And the hard-line strategy is doomed to collapse at one point. Let’s just hope some peaceful outcome will arise eventually.

    Comment by talkandpolitics | June 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. Remember the old complaints 20 years ago about the Russians trying exert influen=ce in the Middle East?

    Hmmm 20 years ago mean 1990

    I was 11.. time of Germans deciding this didnt like walls diving countries

    Lithuania, Czech, and Estonia starting to achieve democracy

    and I was a big fan of the song “back in the USSR” much to the dismay of my bodyguard

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 8, 2010 | Reply

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