Russia Blinks – Lavrov Says: Russia Ready To Cooperate with U.S. on Syria…

Oh noes, how is the U.S. media going to find a way to spin this?  It was only a matter of time.  President Trump and Secretary Tillerson played out the global strategy perfectly.

By assembling international allies in a coalition of influence, specifically by pulling China into a close relationship with President Trump, Russia has been cast into a brutally diminished role.  Secretary Tillerson’s exceptionally well received visit to the U.N. Security Council yesterday appears to have been the final straw.

The panda fur has been stroked perfectly.  China is literally on the cusp of calling for five-party talks, sans N-Korea, over the entire Asian crisis; and all regional U.S. partners are perfectly positioned to support Trump/Tillerson in that endeavor. Additionally, the delicate sensibilities of the U.N. have been cultured, praised, and Patrone’ Trump has personally laid down reasonable expectations which the participants applauded.

The international diplomacy of President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Secretary T-Rex and even Ambassador Nikki Haley has been incredibly well received.  Starting in the mid-east, through Europe and NATO all the way to the Asia-Pacific, international leadership has been effusive in praise for what President Trump is making possible.

As hard as it is for the media to admit, that’s the backdrop reality for this:

(Reuters) Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

Russian authorities reiterate periodically that they stand ready to renew cooperation with Washington on Syria and, more globally, on fighting terrorism.

Relations between the two countries, however, are seen reaching another low after U.S. fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow’s ally for its suspected use of poison gas earlier in April. Russia condemned the U.S. action.

Lavrov’s deputy Mikhail Bogdanov also said on Saturday that Russian authorities hope that Syrian armed opposition will take part in Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s Astana on May 3-4, Interfax reported.  (link)

Friends, this is almost too much winning on the international front, ‘almost’.  No-one, and I do mean no-one, saw this level of international success coming.

Seriously,…. think about the scale of diplomatic movement here against the backdrop of where President Trump picked up relationships from the prior administration.

All of this has been accomplished in THREE MONTHS.

We knew the groundwork was already in place for the Freedom Alliance to accomplish incredible things – and their work hasn’t yet surfaced for the world to fully understand and discuss;  However, even with our optimism in that regard – we couldn’t fathom how effective the Trump administration might be in realigning the entire dynamic of global political influence.

Stunning level of winning.

Nothing except an epic standing ovation is warranted.

Well done! 


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140 Responses to Russia Blinks – Lavrov Says: Russia Ready To Cooperate with U.S. on Syria…

  1. jackk says:

    Don’t the Russians say that every time though?

    Liked by 1 person

    • A2 says:

      The difference is who they are saying it to.
      I’m standing and clapping. Bravo!

      Liked by 22 people

    • wheatietoo says:


      Liked by 11 people

    • ALEX says:

      No…They have come to the table this time after we put down our ultimatum…Look about eight inches above your comment and read that again…This is a BIG deal…

      Liked by 12 people

      • nihonsuki says:

        A decent diplomat should have been able to convince nations near NK that action should be taken by Obama’s second term.

        On the middle east, I’m going to say it. I miss Obama. He did a good enough job, with US troops, and trained Afghans, to hold most of Afghanistan until the end of his presidency. The Kabul government had 8 years to become functional, and it failed. Getting Kabul to work should not be the USA’s responsibility. If Obama tried to get Kabul working, he failed. On Syria, Obama gave good sounding BS speeches, as is his specialty. He didn’t do much, while the locals and islamists fought it out.

        Now, Trump is sending troops to Syria, and likely more to Afghanistan and Yemen. The Pentagon is in charge, and they love burning money. I’m afraid John McCain’s mind control on Trump is working.


        • USMCLt says:

          Seriously, you miss Obama with regard to the ME??? Have you forgotten the untimely retreat from Iraq and the Arab Spring, both brought about by the infamous Obama “Lead from Behind” strategy? Yup, pure genius if the intent was to create even MORE turmoil in the ME!!! And the literal creation of ISIS or ISIL or Daesh or whatever…congrats, Comrade Obama!!!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Kaco says:

          Obama created ISIS! He and Hillary have created the refugee crisis, also by getting rid of Qaddafi (sp), the gatekeeper on Africa!


        • saintoil says:

          We have to turn a blind eye to what Trump is doing in Syria, neos are in charge now. Endless war.


    • mikeyboo says:

      Yes, wait and see seems like the right course. But it’s a better message than “The bombs are on the way.”


    • Joe says:

      Over and over the Russians say stuff like that. For them it has been like talking into a sea shell, the only reply they get back is vague random noises. The Trump administration does not support ISIS (Obama’s JV) and that is the first step.


    • Guy Bee says:

      It is the difference between have children in the WH and adults.


    • Donnie Manion says:

      One thing (of many) that I have learned about President Trump is he is always a few steps ahead, like a great chess player. Once again he has proven the doubters wrong. Also we see now the (not so obvious) benefits of the Syrian strike and the MOAB in Afghanistan. America is back!!!! Be blessed, fellow Patriots.!!


  2. TwoLaine says:

    Or, maybe it was because they are so stupid they sunk their own ship! How embarrassing. Time to bring in the Pro’s.

    Between that and ISIS being a meal ticket for wild boars, How Appropriate, this must’ve been the week for bad actors to meet their demise. We got a few hours left. I’ll pray for more “accidents”.

    Who wants a MOAB next?

    Liked by 9 people

    • BigDilbert says:

      I think it is more that Trump is like a political rock star. Trump was easily able to create a powerful alliance in short order and that scares the begeebess out of Russia. They do not want to be on the wrong side of that.

      Liked by 7 people

      • TwoLaine says:

        Yeah. What I said.


      • Prisoner says:

        Yes. This article is slanted. Russia had the most positive role in Syria the past 8 years. The US refused any form of cooperation with Russia. We are to digest a headline that Russia has finally agreed to cooperate with the USA? What is really happening here is that Trump is a big enough person and leader to talk with Russia, unlike the previous teenager in charge.


        • shallbe4 says:

          The fear that Russia was going to nuke us didn’t work in the Duck and Cover days and still the Left wants to make Russia our greatest enemy. It guess its more convenient for the Left to sell an enemy we know so well rather than fight terrorists who want nothing more than to destroy society as it stands today.


    • Lucille says:

      How about our President Trump initiating a “Wild Boar Award” for the best use of natural and/or creative instinct during battle.

      Liked by 4 people

  3. milktrader says:

    We are watching the fruits of genius. Pay attention and learn.

    Liked by 17 people

  4. all in good time! Like our Bible says in Ecclesiastics There is a time for everything! We just need patience and wait upon Him!
    Good Job T-Rex!

    Liked by 13 people

  5. TwoLaine says:

    So when is Putin comin’ to lick our leaders boots? 😉


  6. seabrznsun says:

    We are so blessed to have such a great administration working for us.

    Liked by 12 people

  7. wheatietoo says:

    Russia: “Can we come sit at the cool kids table?”

    Liked by 14 people

  8. ALEX says:

    Amazing….We had to listen to so many of the same old commentators and Fake base people say how the missile strike ruined everything and blah blah….This was exactly the plan that most of us and with Sundance spelling it out we’re thinking/hoping might happen…

    This was the Reagan walking out on Gorbachev moment and they blinked…If this holds out and works, then we are seeing BIGLY changes ahead…Awesome….

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Oldschool says:

    Trump and T Rex are playing this beautifully. The bear’s worst nightmare is to have himself and Russia be irrelevant on the world stage. While Xi needs a show of respect to show his countrymen. Our extrodinary gentlemen, knowing and understanding this, manuevered the pieces into position. It is so wonderful having these men (and Nikki) representing the interests of the USA. Bravo and thank you!

    Liked by 11 people

  10. Oldskool says:

    Amazing the level of agreement comes about when the opposition realizes you are not bluffing. Now, waiting on our congress and senate lemmings to have the same epiphany with MAGA..

    Liked by 8 people

    • Stu in Henderson says:

      Don’t hold your breath here! The Uniparty swine in Congress will fight Trump 24×7 until either he is vanquished – or they are. We need to put pressure on what passes for Republican “leadership” in Congress each and every day. Repeal O-Care, build the wall, cut taxes, restore the rule of law for everyone (!), and drain the swamp. Period.

      Liked by 3 people

    • And just remember all of the pearl-clutching and hand wringing when Trump said “Nothing is off the table” and said that included using nuclear weapons if necessary.

      Trump GETS IT when it comes to negotiating. Unlike Kerry and Obama, who signaled weakness and capitulation even before they sat down at the table. What traitors!

      Liked by 5 people

  11. M33 says:

    What will the media say…?

    “Russian Trump Conspiracy!!!”


    Liked by 1 person

  12. Political Reviewer says:

    “Oh noes, how is the U.S. media going to find a way to spin this?”
    Oh, I’m sure they’ll figure out something. But we don’t care, do we Treepers? We’ll just continue to point and laugh.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Minnie says:

    All hail our esteemed President!

    Timing is everything 👍😜

    Liked by 2 people

  14. gary says:

    Great article.

    My thinking is Sundance and Gang need to address the “google” issue.

    Google controlls what many people read in the news and on YOUTUBE, etc. They are the gate-keeper for NEWS.

    They hide supportive articles and flood us with negative articles.

    Can we apply pressure to “google” as a MOVEMENT and tell them to have “diverse” viewpoints. (media love the word “diversity”.)

    All this stuff Trump is doing, that Sundance explains doesn’t filter to MSM via google.

    I usually am on computer so I can be selective about what I read, but I just got a android tablet, and when I went to google, the format they use for tablets showed article after article against Trump.

    Many Americans do use “GOOGLE” and it’s not addressed in meaningful way in this site or others. We talk about CNN, Washington Post, NYT, etc… but “google” is the REAL evil, since it points to those 3 news articles everyday.

    Fox network SOLD us out (with Murducks sons being super liberals).

    We need Media that puts out OUR SIDE out in all forms.

    Thanks Sundance for being a RAY of Sunshine, but, it’s a drop in the big bucket of CRAP that comes from MSM via google.

    Love you guys.

    Go Sundance Go
    Go Trump Go

    Liked by 5 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Maybe we need to require all search engines post what ‘Filters’ they are using on their search results.

      You know…like the way that Food Producers are required to post ‘contents’.

      In Google’s case it would be like:
      “We filter out anything that reflects positively upon Trump”

      Google does the same thing on Youtube, which they own.

      And btw, DuckDuckGo is a good unfiltered search engine.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Harp on it constantly, but Yahoo News is the definition of evil. What’s
        worse is they are getting ready to be bought out, and head honcho
        Melissa McWitchiepoo is standing to make 200 million off the deal.

        Since Yahoo is getting ready for some quality lawsuits, isn’t there a
        way that Melissa McObamabundler gets denied some of her swag?

        Liked by 1 person

      • 22CatsInTN says:

        That’s what I switched to about a year ago. It’s a little different in the way it does it searches, but I’ve gotten used to it and I would never go back to Google.

        Liked by 2 people

      • whoseyore says:

        That is what I use.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Maquis says:

        Try Ixquick.

        Based out of US, not beholden to US spying demands.

        Never remembers your identity or searches, everything is immediately trashed. Does not sell you to advertisers.

        They also conceal your search terms from the sites you visit based on that search. So no big shots hoovering your ideas before you’ve had a chance to verify their uniqueness.

        I’ve not observed bias, haven’t looked for it, but don’t recall seeing it.

        Lots of my Google c**p won’t work on my phone, because I won’t sell my soul, nor my contacts, for their “Services.” Looking for an honest OS, still.

        Liked by 1 person

    • piper567 says:

      It seems as if a new Network is in the offing. TRUMP TV cannot com along soon enough.


    • In Az says:

      Correct. The Google Communist head honchos met with Obamatollah on a regular basis.


  15. wondering999 says:

    Three months. It’s hard to believe, thinking of where we were last year
    I hope that Syrian and North Korean people will soon be able to live like human beings again, in safety and comfort now that we have leaders like Trump/Tillerson.
    Praying without ceasing for their success

    Liked by 7 people

    • Political Reviewer says:

      “Three months. It’s hard to believe, thinking of where we were last year.”
      With each day that passes with President Trump leading our country, I can’t help but think: It could have been Hillary. (((shudder))) Praise the Lord for His mercy upon us.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Think of where we were just two years ago. So much has changed in one year… but May 2015 feels like a completely difference universe now. None of this was imaginable then. (At least not for me; maybe I just need to work on developing my imagination 😉

      Liked by 3 people

  16. TwoLaine says:

    I believe the world was ready for America to lead again. A REAL Strong, Leader!

    They all watched for a year and a half while he fought off 16 competitors, the media, ILLary, the #NeverTrumpers, the DIM’s, the UNIParty, THE SWAMP, The OH? and MOOCH, Hollywood, the snowflakes, the Soros MOB, the BLM MOB, the Anti-American MOB, and anyone else I missed, without nary a beat.

    Even before becoming #45, in transition he was renegotiating contracts and saving us $$$, bringing back companies, or keeping them from moving, etc. All the tests they’ve thrown at him since he actually became #45 have bombed, or will have by the time we finish with The Supremes.

    He has FINANCIALLY hit Canada, China and Mexico on trade practices, and brought all of them to the table, and he’s bombed two countries.

    And he’s done it all in between eating a sumptuous meal and a beautiful piece of chocolate cake, with a diplomatic smile on his face. 😉

    Seriously, who would want to be SCHLONGED next?

    Liked by 14 people

  17. graphiclucidity says:

    I’m hopeful on this news.

    Meanwhile, Russia is providing money and small arms to the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    That’s idiotic, if true.


    • andi lee says:

      Former-Prez Karzai holds 50% control in Afghanistan still. (Like Obama, running shadow Afghanistan.) Why Russia is not entertaining Afghan President Ghani, causing friction, perhaps, doesn’t help.

      Liked by 1 person

      • bofh says:

        Really sad, weak looking nibblies there… looks like one bottle of water and maybe three cookies to be shared by 4 people along the table.


    • Jenny R. says:

      Russia has as a key objective a state friendly to them in that region — they are having problems now with many of the states there in regards to waning influence.
      And they aren’t going to be picky about who it is; although I think they blundered with this long term: Taliban will eventually turn on them. But two things are driving this: 1) the situation in Central Asia, they don’t have much time; 2) their government’s goals are not aligned ideologically, different sectors want different things — there is a bit of a “civil war” going on there as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. DoggyDaddy says:

    The Russians tried to maintain a foothold in the Middle East 40-50 years ago. The Soviet navy had docking facilities at Tartus (Syria), Aden (Yemen), Dahlak Islands (was Ethiopia, now modern day Eritrea). However, the Black Sea Fleet could only move in drips and drabs because it was largely bottled up in home waters (as it remains today) due to the constraints of the Montreux Convention; and that makes maintaining SLOCs very difficult. During the same period, they used military transport aviation to augment support to their clients, but regular supply flights to Damascus, Aden, Addis Ababa, and other locations proved to be wholly inadequate and turned into a wasteful black hole gobbling up precious resources. Not much appears to have changed from then to now for the Russians — meaningful materiel support to Mid-East regional clients is still a bridge too far for them. Not surprising to me that Putin would look for a way out of what was surely a dunderhead move on his part.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      Long term force projection has always been their Achilles heel — they can only do hybrid warfare, not traditional logistics support over a long timeline. No, this hasn’t changed much.
      Now, it has become obvious — yes, Putin can make mistakes, and this was one of them. And he has over extended his forces, gobbling up resources that he can’t afford to waste, in the process and created instability that his country does not have the wherewithal to go in and stabilize effectively (for America this was a problem, so…).
      Trump has in a sense provided the opportunity for Russia to save Russia’s backside. Let’s hope they are understanding of this.


  19. carolinerh says:

    This is how a leader works and the Art of the Deal generally pays off. World now knows we have a real President and we are taking back our country and position in the world. YEA!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. bkrg2 says:

    I really miss Obozo, Uncle Joe, Crooked, and worthless Kerry running our foreign diplomacy. /sarc

    Liked by 1 person

    • bkrg2 says:

      T-Rex is amazing! I never knew anything about him prior to SoS appointment. His demeanor, intelligence, and command are unbelievable – appears like he has been involved in government negotiation and policy setting his entire life, yet I believe this is his first “government” job. He has made a HUGE impact to making the world a safer place for those who want to follow the rules. The real test is going to come if we need to punish those who don’t get in line. I have faith in T-Rex, Trump, Pence and the rest of our crew.

      Compare that to the disaster teams of the last 20 years… It still shocks me how anyone with 10% of a brain could even vote for Hillary and would still vote for her today!

      Liked by 6 people

      • Stu in Henderson says:

        My prayer is that one day the preponderance of Shrillary voters will wake up and realize how much of a bullet we dodged last November! (Yes, I know, but it’s a pleasant fiction, isn’t it?)

        Liked by 1 person

  21. MaineCoon says:

    Bravo Mr. President, VP Pence, SoS T-rex, Amb Haley and all others supporting our President and working for We The People!!

    Liked by 7 people

  22. rayvandune says:

    Somewhere in a panic-filled room, the Dems and the media (birm) are huddled trying to figure out how far and in what direction to move the goalposts next, and how to spin this as just another part of a “disjointed” foreign policy. We have to be on our guard though, because these people will stop at nothing to prevent the fulfillment of their worst nightmare, an ascendant President Trump. Yes, I meant nothing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • piper567 says:

      Must be busy teaching folks where to find the actual news.
      don’t contribute much of anything to the Treehouse, but I read widely, and just distributed a reference list of actual news sites to friends at church.
      The response has been positive.
      Of course, the Treehouse is #1 on the list.
      Even sites which were reliable a yr ago have fallen, so such searching does indeed take time and vigilance.
      Many of you could do a great favor to many with your suggestions for people caught in the msm syndrome.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. MaineCoon says:

    Thank you God!

    President Trump will allow Vlad to save face as well he should – imo. Vlad is extremely popular. I have every confidence that President Trump and Vlad will negotiate the best result possible.

    P.S. To McCain & his sidekick – your services are no longer required.

    Liked by 7 people

  24. Bull Durham says:

    Here’s the whole context of Lavrov’s remarks.

    “We have many times heard His Majesty King of Jordan Abdullah II say that interaction between Russia and the United States was vital for ensuring effective steps by the global community aimed at resolving the Syrian crisis,” the Russia top diplomat said. “I would like to ensure you that we are ready for that and expect Washington to adopt the same approach,” Lavrov added.

    The Russian foreign minister stressed that in order to eliminate the terrorist threat, “it is important that all those fighting terrorism in Syria join their efforts.” “I mean the Russian Aerospace Force and the US-led coalition,” he noted.
    He also said that he plans to discuss the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, the ceasefire and the Astana talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al-Safadi on Saturday.

    “In a few days, the next round of the Astana consultations will be held which involve the Syrian government and opposition, as well as the guarantor states,” Lavrov said opening the meeting. “We believe it is very important to exchange views on the preparations for the event.”

    “Issues related to consultations on the ceasefire, ensuring the delivery of humanitarian aid and creating conditions for the political process will top the adenda,” Lavrov added.
    He also said that Moscow would like to know Jordan’s view on the fight against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terror groups (both outlawed in Russia).

    “We will pay special attention to the issues most important for us which concern the situation on the Jordan-Syria border,” the Russian top diplomat said. “We know that IS militants are strong in southern Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra has also strengthened its capabilities,” Lavrov added.

    “We would like to exchange views on ways to eliminate this threat, ensure the ceasefire and launch an offensive on the terrorists’ positions,” Lavrov said.

    “I would like to use this opportunity to discuss the situation in other parts of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as ways to break the Palestinian-Israeli deadlock,” he added. “It is also a good opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations.”

    Liked by 4 people

  25. andi lee says:

    Surprise twist!
    Our military have boots on the ground, hoisted the American flag in Rojava, YPG country! God bless & protect them, Lord!

    Erdogan is on a short leash. Misbehave now, you tyrant!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. golfmann says:

    How will the media respond?
    They’ll say this was planned all along just like the agreed missile hit earlier.
    Because it’s RUSSIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • Jenny R. says:

      That’s why I said “stock up on popcorn”.
      I believe long term that it is better to have a cooperative and capable Russia willing to be a partner in mutually beneficial projects than have the opposite — but there are actors on both ends of the political spectrum (both foreign and domestic) that would not like this at all. They will of course work against this, as they have previously.
      And the media carries their water.
      Let’s hope for more spasms of explodey heads from them — it will be good for us in more ways than one 😉


  27. rashamon says:

    Interesting…France24 TV is covering the entire speech by our President. It will be even more interesting to see how they comment about its contents afterwards.

    Liked by 4 people

    • ALEX says:

      How or why would you know this…Just wondering….Are you French or watch European news…We have regulars here based in Europe….It would be interesting to see what the comments are…


  28. Howie says:

    CNN, MSNBC report……

    Liked by 5 people

  29. 22CatsInTN says:

    The difference between intelligent, calm, rational, deep, clear thinking/planning and steadfast resolution vs. everyone else. The adults are back in town. Thank God Almighty.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. Theo West says:

    Yes! I want a good relationship with Russia, who is defending Christian culture and opposing Western decadence. Libs have been working overtime to provoke war with Russia, because their unholy mother the communist Soviet Union is dead and transforming before their eyes into Holy Mother Russia and the Orthodox Church. They are going to have a total meltdown over Trump’s coup! Yes!

    And hopefully oilman Tillerson can work out something acceptable with Russia regarding oil, a major thing underlying the whole ME/Ukraine/Crimea peninsula mess, along with the Christian angle our western media totally ignores. Go Trump!

    Liked by 4 people

  31. micscottmd says:

    Watched One America Live which had a documentary supporting Sundance position on the white Helmets etc. Investigation of people who have lived or visited Seria I find support for Assad and white Helmut to be fraud

    Liked by 3 people

  32. remuda2016 says:

    I saw it coming…in Phoenix July 2015. “The Art Of The Deal” was suggested by Newt Gingrich as a “best read”, so I bought it (paperback $5.00 Amazon), and read it through twice. Then, having already read Sun Tzu’s “Art Of War”, the comparisons and similes were striking. I could envision then exactly how this first 100 days would go, and even asked Tom McClintock about the days following the inauguration before it happened in one of his teletownhalls. Tom described precisely the trail being followed today, and the following that our remarkable President has engaged.

    Liked by 4 people

    • remuda2016 says:

      Oh yes…and while I was reading and cogitating, I had the Bible and “the web” in my ‘pocket’ to search and compare for precedence…of which too many surfaced…thank God..


  33. daughnworks247 says:

    We’ve turned the world stage 180 degrees.
    Sundance is right – only 3 months.
    The leadership vacuum created by Obama was severe.
    Trump has moved pieces into place beautifully.
    Remember when Abe of Japan came to White House first and then Man-A-Lago? And they golfed? Everyone smiling and laughing….. and it went on for three days…..
    I imagined the entire leadership team of China grinding their teeth.
    And then it was China’s turn. Another trip to Mar-A-Lago but Xi does not golf and Trump bombed Syria in the middle of the chocolate cake dessert. But the trip went well and Trump is publicly sending hugs to Xi to do the right thing with North Korea.
    Now it’s Russia’s turn to grind their teeth.

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Phil aka Felipe says:



  35. Eliza says:

    Wow our President Trump Rocks! He is the epitome of a statesman!

    Liked by 1 person

  36. rsanchez1990 says:

    The framing here is incredible. There were many people who were hoping/expecting that President Trump would work with the Russians to resolve the Syrian crisis. Now, it’s actually Russia who will work with President Trump. President Trump will lead, and Russia will follow on President Trump’s terms.

    No one really did see this coming, except of course for President Trump’s diplomatic team for whom this is just events falling into place according to plan. This is more winning than we who support President Trump could even imagine.

    Liked by 4 people

  37. BMG says:

    Mr. Lavrov;

    This is what a true USA “re-set” looks like.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. jdvalk says:

    Taking odds on how many of the talkers note the significance of this


  39. trapper says:

    I will say again, Lavrov is the man to watch in Russia.


  40. gary lacey says:

    Paradoxically the MSM who has referred to Trump as a bull in a china shop in foreign policy will be eating crow.
    What has unfolded in recent events on the foreign policy front shows Trump/team is not only up to speed, but is displaying pure genius

    Liked by 1 person

    • remuda2016 says:

      Roger that, and not “bull”…but ‘Kid Gloves’ and ‘soft foam’ packing in the face of formerly ‘granite-hard’ resistance. Not only has Donald undone the ‘Obama EO’s’, he’s undoing the ‘Obama Apologist’ with gentle vision and strength, showing his contemporary ‘heads-of-state’, who are by no means ‘Equal’ OR ‘Above’, that he means “BUSINESS”–with focus, patience and due diligence…figuratively and literally with a national security “STRATEGIC VISION”!.


  41. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Rex Tillerson is amazing!


  42. jeans2nd says:

    From Glenn Greenwald, an interview with a Soviet-born citizen who worked for the Sanders and Obama campaigns.
    This Russian, imo, has much wisdom, re: U.S.-Russia relations.

    The key takeaway, imo, is this, paraphrased – the Marshall Plan. Why doesn’t same strategy apply to Russia? Why not helping, why not creating a partner? Methinks this Russian has figured it out.

    One statement stands out – “In 2002, there are interviews with Putin, who was like back then on the pinnacle of Russian development. He was giving speeches in the Bundestag, in Germany, and he was thinking, he was talking about maybe Russia becoming part of NATO.”

    On the future of U.S.-Russia relations –
    “nobody is sane. Both parties are hiding some skeletons…not the problem of mistakes that characterize a state or a smart person or a smart government, it is the reaction to the mistakes.”

    “if a couple fights at home, someone has to be wise and stop first and say, “I’m sorry.””
    From “A Bernie Sanders Campaign Adviser Was a Russian. Now He’s Speaking Out.”

    Our POTUS have proven over and over that this POTUS believes in forgiveness.

    Russia could then create their own “Marshall Plan” to rehabilitate North Korea and Syria. China, whose economy has bee sliding for quite some time, could contribute as well, thus boosting their own economy and hopefully curbing their adventures in the South China Sea.

    And they all get to compete with US, economically. What fun.

    And a good time was had by all, and they all lived happily ever after. The End.


  43. LibertyVibe says:

    WW3 has virtually disappeared from the headlines this morning, and it is because of what Sundance lays out right here. They don’t want ANYONE to know what Trump has pulled off. Which is precisely why we must shitpost it everywhere. It is our patriotic duty!


  44. EODMAN says:

    Good signs but too early to start cheering. Many snakes in the grass, including Turkey, The FSA is a myth, letting Assad and Russia kill extremists not a bad program.


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