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I don’t know whether this is naive and futile, or whether Vladimir Putin will transform and allow himself to be told what to do by the US.

It is certainly a major u-turn for the Trump administration getting heavily involved in the Syrian quagmire and pushing for regime change.

Bloomberg: Tillerson Says Russia Should Give Up ‘Unreliable Partner’ Assad

Russia must abandon its support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime if it wants an “important role” in discussions about Syria’s future, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, setting up a clash with Russian leaders just before he meets them in Moscow.

President Vladimir Putin’s government has chosen to ally itself with an “unreliable partner” in Assad, whose reign is coming to an end, as well as Iran and Hezbollah, Tillerson told reporters in Lucca, Italy, where he was attending a Group of Seven meeting.

“We want to create a future for Syria that is stable and secure,” Tillerson said on Tuesday. “Russia can be part of that future and play an important role or Russia can maintain its alliance with this group which we believe is not going to serve Russia’s interest longer term.”

Putin may roll over and dump on the government and military in Syria that it has been propping up.

Putin may agree to do whatever the US tells him to do.

Putin may paint hammers and sickles on pigs and fly them over Red Square.

But the odds are this is going to end badly for someone, somewhere, and potentially for everyone, everywhere.


  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 12, 2017


  2. David

     /  April 12, 2017

    I guess the Trump and Russia election collusion bollocks that has been breathlessly reported is in tatters, waiting patiently for the media and blogosphere to admit they got it wrong.

    • Gezza

       /  April 12, 2017

      It’s too early to do that. Nobody in my opinion can completely rule out the possibilty The Trump & The Vladimir made some kind of arrangement to put the FBI & media dogs off the scent. It’s not Trumpy’s money he spent on those tomahawks.

    • It doesn’t rule collusion or unsolicited Russian assistance out at all.

      It highlights how predicting and trusting Trump could be a challenge, and not just for the Russians.

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  April 12, 2017

    *Chuck* in LA tweets…. XD

    North Korea’s missiles can hit the Sea of Japan.
    *USS Carl Vinson’s* missiles can hit the dent in Kim’s mattress.

  4. Gezza

     /  April 12, 2017

    Sean Spicer explains Trump’s reasons for Syria attack in detail

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 12, 2017

      Hitler didn’t use gas on his own people, says Sean Spicer…(unless they were Jews. gay. gipsy or communist-or were too old, young or unfit for slave labour). Whose ‘people’ does he think that all those murdered in the gas chambers were ? What a plonker. It’s one of the few times that anyone has defended Hitler. His attempts to talk himself out of it were feeble.

      • A major stuff up and a very poor attempt to extricate himself. Spicer’s time in the White House must be running out – whether he jumps or is pushed.

        • Gezza

           /  April 12, 2017

          I really like him.

          • Gezza

             /  April 12, 2017

            He always means well. It just sometimes doesn’t come out right.

            • Me too…..he’s just another cheerful chump for Trump, and he makes me smile. Doesn’t matter what he says, they ( liberal, deep state, anti-shape-shifter, Reptilian slayers) are out to get him. Thank goodness the illuminati will protect him.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 12, 2017

        Spicer meant as gas warfare of course. Only an idiot or a political enemy could avoid realising that.

        • Nelly Smickers

           /  April 12, 2017

          Quite right there, Al…mainly idiots. As a matter of interest, Hotler was himself gassed by the British during the First World War.