Skip to comments.Putin, Netanyahu to meet in Moscow this month [11/20/13]
Posted on 11/09/2013 8:55:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on November 20 during a brief visit to Russia, the Kremlin announced Tuesday.
In September, Russia raised a brief alarm in the Middle East after apparently detecting a joint Israel and US missile launch test in the Mediterranean.
Israels Defense Ministry confirmed that it carried out a successful trial involving a new type of Sparrow target missile, which was meant to test Israels missile tracking capabilities.
Russia had reported that two ballistic objects had been fired from the central Mediterranean to the eastern coast of the sea at 10:16 a.m. Moscow time, which is an hour ahead of Israel.
Netanyahu and Putin last met for emergency talks at the Black Sea resort of Sochi in mid-May to discuss the situation in Syria, amid concerns that Moscow could soon provide Damascus with a cutting-edge missile defense system.
At the time, Moscows overriding message to Netanyahu was one of restraint, urging political, rather than military, means of resolving the almost-three-year conflict. While Putin and Netanyahu acknowledged that the ongoing violence in Syria is detrimental to the entire region, the Russian president said that the only way to resolve the crisis was the soonest end to armed conflict and the beginning of political settlement, Russias Interfax news agency reported.
Netanyahu, however, said that the volatile situation in the Middle East requires action to improve security.
Russia has continued to ship weapons to Syria, despite the civil war there, but it has, so far, refrained from providing Damascus with the S-300s, a powerful weapon that has a range of up to 200 kilometers (125 miles), can intercept fighter jets and cruise missiles, and the capability to track down and strike multiple targets simultaneously with lethal efficiency.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Jerusalem on June 25, 2012 (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90)
“Man, that American sure is a punk, da?”
“Oy! You’re telling me nothing!”
Imagine Russian and Israeli strikes on the Iranian mullahs and their nuclear sites. Barry would get is dander up over this. He might have John Kerry deliver a personal note of disapproval to Bibi and UN Ambassador Rice might lead a joint condemnation of Russia and Israel. Boo hoo, boo hoo.
Israel needs to develop closer ties with Russia, India and China. What choice does Bibi have with terrorists in control of the White House?
Two serious men in that photo, one a commando, one a former KGB officer. And at the same time, ours was a bath house homo in Chicago, smoking pot, studying communism and community organizing.
Their main topics of discussion will be, in order, Pooty’s supplying of missiles to Syria; and the Israeli-Cypriote natural gas / petroleum development and the route of that pipeline to the EU.
I bet neither of those guys is begging for space until after the election, promising to please them later.
Netanyahu fought in war in service to his nation. Putin never fought in any war, he loyally served the communist secret police which oppressed and brutalized his own people.
One thing also to keep in mind is the many Russian emigres who have moved to Israel...They tend to be much more to the right, and in general, they do admire Putin. And their role in Israeli politics is growing by the day.
Yes, but don’t forget, Zero self-described as being very good at killing people.
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I went with ‘punk’ because I don’t know the Hebrew for ‘douchebag’.
I was thinking much the same. That is a very good photo.
Two smart men, both have my respect. I don’t delude myself about Putin, but I do respect him. Obama? ... Not so much. :-(
Turkey stopped helping al-Qaeda near Syria border
He knows he cannot depend on 0.
This is the essence of Realpolitik, strong men discussing politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on
practical and material factors and considerations, rather than ideological notions.