This is a staggering defeat for the Obama administration. Putin and Medvedev are eating Obama's and Clinton's lunch.
Russia now sets the agenda. Washington only reacts.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned major powers against intimidating Iran and said that talk of sanctions against the Islamic Republic was "premature".
"There is no need to frighten the Iranians," Putin told reporters in Beijing.
"We need to look for a compromise. If a compromise is not found, and the discussions end in a fiasco, then we will see," he said, adding that talks of sanctions was "premature" at present.
So how about that?
Vladimir Putin is not about peace. He is about Hegemony. By playing Iran against the West and setting himself up as Iran's protector, Putin secures Russian dominance in the European political sphere. The result? - No defense systems for Eastern Europe, no hope for a free Georgia, the Ukraine is screwed and even better, oil prices will go up.
Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are so outclassed . . .
How is that Nobel Peace Prize working for you there Obama?