Breathless news released by Reuters today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that Trump has authorized Putin to speak on Trump’s behalf.
According to a Reuters report, Abbas and Putin spoke about the U.S. role in Mideast peace negotiations during a conference in Moscow.
The story actually gets worse, if that’s possible. It all came about because Abbas told Putin that he couldn’t accept the United States as a negotiator any longer in the Middle East because of Trump’s instability in the White House. It was at that point that Putin said “no need” (essentially), that Putin was speaking on behalf of Trump – with authorization – and could play the U.S.’s role as mediator.
“We state that from now on we refuse to cooperate in any form with the U.S. in its status of a mediator, as we stand against its actions,” Abbas said.
Putin revealed during the meeting that he “had just spoken by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump,” Reuters reported.
“Naturally we spoke about the Palestinian-Israeli settlement,” Putin said, telling Abbas: “I would like to convey to you his best wishes.”
Putin also commented that stability in the region is “far from what we want to see.
Again, this cannot possibly be more telling. How on Earth could the president of Russia, the country supposedly sanctioned by ours for interfering in our election, propose to speak for the United States! In the Middle East! Without anything from the White House put out beforehand as to why?(!)
This will send shivers around the global diplomatic community. The reason, of course, is that a natural way to read that statement could very well be that Putin is confident that Trump cannot cross him, that Putin controls Trump. Therefore, when Putin heard Abbas balk at moving along with negotiations in the direction Putin wants to go, Putin simply states “I am here, authorized by Trump, and I will tell you that President Trump believes you should….” Knowing that Trump cannot come out and say “Hell no, that is NOT the United States position and we reject it.”
Next ominous question? What is stopping Putin from going around the globe and using a similar tactic?
Though this includes some speculation, who is really the U.S. president on the international stage? Do you trust that Trump would directly cross Putin on behalf of U.S. interests if needed? We have seen nothing that would indicate such.
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