US-Russia Talks End in Failure

By: Samuel Eaton
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This article was written by guest contributor Jason Ditz.

Secretary of State John Kerry continued the US policy of throwing wild threats about willy-nilly, but somehow today’s London talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov didn’t end with any deal.

Kerry complained Russia didn’t appear interested in making any deals on the Crimea until after the Sunday referendum, and said he offered “a number of ideas” to Russia on alternatives.


It was completely unclear what those alternatives actually were, since the administration’s only public suggestion was a full, unilateral Russian surrender on the issue, and a forcible reintegration of the Crimea into the Ukraine.

Kerry said he warned of “backdoor annexation” of the Crimea by Russia, though with the referendum just 48 hours away and voters expected to approve the annexation by a considerable margin it is unclear what is “backdoor” about it at all.

Lavrov agreed that there was “no common vision” in the talks, adding that Crimea means “immeasurably more” to Russia than the Falkland Islands does to Britain.

 

 

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  • Enema Of The State

    No matter the agreement, when two nations sit down to decide the fate of a third, failure is the outcome.

  • Liberty or Death

    The right to self rule is a God given right. Anyone in the US government that believes they have the right to decide what Crimea does is a globalist and also believes that we The People must be told what to do as well. We have no business being entangled in other countries disputes. Not only is it immoral but we are bankrupt and can not afford it any longer.

  • http://cynicalinny.blogspot.com/ Bill

    These bloodthirsty scumbags want war so bad it’s sickening.

  • Layla Godey

    Why is the US trying to make deals over the fate of Crimea? Russia doesn’t own it, but neither does the US. If the US wants “democracy”, then let the Crimean’s decide for themselves.

  • Tony Johnson

    What about the IRS? Please don’t get distracted by this “incident”

  • Zionistout

    If the people of the Crimea want to break away and join Russia then they have that right as far as I am concerned. The US should have no say in it.

  • Ward Damon Hubbard

    And let me say this, not in jest, although, I may have phrased that way, but, Does this president need to grow a pair or what? maybe the red line in Syria should have been a little wider, I just don’t think they respect his western socialist mind set, that Marxist flavor, doesn’t seem to have quite the kick.

  • John Kerry is an imbecile.

    “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

    - John Kerry
    Was Kerry lamenting over how he wound up in Viet Nam? Looks like he wants to send our children who didn’t study hard enough to go die in the Crimea.
    Why is this idiot taken seriously on anything? How low have we sunk as a nation that we have mindless trash like this representing America?

  • Rick Bauer

    Since America is broke, I hope Lavrov at least picked up the check for the Indian take away.

  • Michael Bourke

    The last sentence of this article is ominous: “Lavrov agreed that there was ‘no common vision’ in the talks, adding that Crimea means ‘immeasurably more’ to Russia than the Falkland Islands does to Britain”. This is undoubtedly true. It also suggests that, as Britain was willing to go to war with Argentina over a few sparsely-inhabited islands in the South Atlantic, so much more is Russia willing to go to war over a territory which is right on its doorstep, which was until 1954 part of the Russian Republic and was only separated from it by an historical accident, and which (not the least consideration) contains Russia’s most important naval base. The situation could not be much grimmer than it is at the moment – a grimness reflected in the faces of both Lavrov and Kerry in the photos taken at the end of their meeting.