Putin keeps Kerry waiting 3 hours for Syria talks

There are resets...and then there is Valdmir Putin. Mr. Putin couldn't find his own reset button that would have transported our Secretary of State back in time to his days as a senator. Instead, John Kerry was left cooling his heels for 3 hours until the Soviet - er - Russian president deigned to sit down with him. The issue is Syria and the Russian leader doesn't much care about anything except the contiuation in office of Bashar Assad. Gas attacks, massacres, starving citizens - these issues pale in significance to Russian strategic interests in the Middle East. You might call Putin a cynic on the issue - and you'd be right. But it might help if we had a president and Secretary of State who demanded respect from the former KGB worm, instead of going to him on bended knee, pleading for his help. Daily Mail: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was looking to strengthen ties with Russia as he tries to put an end to the dictatorial regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, but...(Read Full Post)