The simmering conflict between Ukraine and Russia has seen Russia once again dubbed as the world’s villain.
The Deep State has a lot of interest in keeping Russia enemy number one. How else to justify the trillion plus dollar defence budgets? Not to mention the ever increasing reach and power of the intelligence agencies.
Bowing to pressure from globalist forces, US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Argentina. He cited Russia’s treatment of Ukraine. But he added that he looks forward to meeting Putin soon in another face to face Summit once the situation in Ukraine is resolved.
But Trump’s decision was a far cry from Russia’s somewhat hasty reaction to Ukraine’s ‘invasion’ of their waters. He had given both countries enough time to calm the waters before the G20 summit.
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Trump backs out of meeting at last minute
As RAW reports, it wasn’t until take-off on the Air Force One from Washington to Buenos Aires, Argentina, that Trump officially announced he was cancelling his scheduled meeting with Putin.
From the cabin, Trump sent out a tweet explaining his decision:
‘Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!’
The ‘situation’ in question refers to Russia’s seize of two Ukrainian navy vessels and their crew near Crimea on Sunday. Being annexed by Russia from Ukraine back in 2014, Crimea is a sour spot of tension between the two nations.
Trump was no doubt giving ample time for the tension to ease of its own accord. In fact, only an hour prior to his definitive tweet, Trump had told reporters it would be ‘a very good time to have the meeting’ with Putin.
In saying that, Trump also made it clear that he remained wary of the conflict from the start, not appreciating ‘that aggression’.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t until receiving the final requested report on the tension that Trump officially called it quits on the meeting. And even then, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that a further discussion with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton was also conducted to ensure his decision was suitable.
Understandably, this came as a sudden turnaround to some. The Kremlin, in particular, were caught off guard. They were yet to receive any official information on the cancellation.
But their only gripe was that they had little time to organise another useful meeting to fill this newly vacated timeslot at the G20 summit.
As for Trump’s opposers, they of course found Trump’s decision an abysmal one. But hell will surely freeze over before they think otherwise.
Trump’s opponents slam his decision to cancel Putin meeting
Democratic US senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey didn’t bother to break the opponent’s status quo. Instead, he jumped right on the ‘what was Trump thinking’ train that hasn’t seemed to stop since the 2016 election.
Menendez said that Trump’s decision not to meet with Putin means he is missing an ‘opportunity to redeem himself, stand up for American values, stand up for international law, stand up for our own national security interests, and he had that opportunity and instead he’s abdicating it.’
‘It is ironic that this President cannot find his spine to confront Vladimir Putin but can challenge the closest allies the United States has across the globe.’
This coming from a man who has seen a global refugee crisis unfold that is larger than any since the Second World War.
The blames all be placed on Trump, but we only have to go back one presidential term to see a major thorn placed in US–Russia relations.
Former President Barack Obama’s administration placed sanctions on Russia in response to the annexation of Crimea. Well, we all know how that turned out. Ties between Moscow and Washington reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.
This is an ongoing tension that would hardly be mended by a single meeting at the G20.
Of course, the democrats will never see it that way.
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