Thursday, December 29, 2016

Obama left out of Syrian ceasefire deal

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart on Thursday to discuss the ceasefire in Syria due to come into effect at midnight, Erdogan's spokesman said in a statement.

The leaders also discussed upcoming talks about Syria due to take place in the Kazakh capital Astana, spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in the statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a ceasefire between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government starting at midnight on Thursday. The Kremlin statement came after Moscow, Iran and Turkey said they were ready to broker a peace deal in the nearly six-year-old Syrian war.

Via Drudge: link

15 comments:

edutcher said...

Vlad has no time for girly men.

deborah said...

Pooty-poot has your election hack right here.

Amartel said...

I get the feeling that Pooter doesn't respect our President and feels entirely free to treat him like a yappy little bitch.
Shocking.

Amartel said...

See, "Court rules dogs can be shot if they bark when police enter home" item, above, for context.

Trooper York said...

Obama is trying to start a crises to plague the Trump administration before it even gets in.

He had no reason to gin up this resolution and start a crisis where one did not exist before.

Now Lady Lyndsey Graham and Colonel Blimp McCain are clamoring for sanctions and investigations against Russia. Once again doing the dirty work for the Demcorats by trying to strangle the Trump administration foreign policy initiatives in the cradle.

I can only hope that President Trump responds strongly and decisively. Putting the US embassy in Jerusalem. Cutting funding to the UN and taking steps to expelling them from the United States. Directing that all intelligence gathered about the so called hacks be published in the light of day. No bullshit testimony by Democratic Hacks behind closed doors and spun by the media. Let's see what exactly they have right on the table. Reveal the sources. I think they don't have anything. I think there are no sources at all. This is another fake news event like all the attacks on Muslims bimbos who miss curfew. Put it out there on the table. Now. Put up or shut up.

Amartel said...

Today, Russians are BAD.

Amartel said...

Kick out their diplomats!

Amartel said...

Today, as always, Israel is BAD (but today it is extra BAD).

Amartel said...

Lecture them hypocritically and undermine their statehood!

Trooper York said...

The Hacks that need to be destroyed are Graham, McCain and the mainstream media.

Those are the Hacks that are the real danger to our nation.

AllenS said...

In a perfect world, when Obama leaves, he takes Graham and McCain with him.

ndspinelli said...

I'm chuckling. Ed and I both called Obama a "girly man" on different threads. Great minds. All this horseshit is a girly man not knowing how to handle defeat. Distract and divert.

deborah said...

Hey! The term is metrosexual. NTTAWWT.

deborah said...

Expulsion of 35 diplomats is a slap on the wrist...Obama's heart isn't really in it.

MamaM said...

In his Hey-day, Henry wasn't privy to the wiki, which now yields a wealth of info on difference between girlie men and metrosexuals. Indeed, the term "Girly man" appears to fit the situation closer than metrosexual, as the two terms are not the same and reference different aspects of character/behavior.

girlie man. noun. A male who is wimpy or soft; a male who likes to participate in activities or events thought to be mainly feminine

The term was first used by Schwarzenegger in the 1988 presidential election, accompanied by then Vice President George H.W. Bush. He was shown attacking Bush's opponents: "They all look like a bunch of girlie men, right?" He repeated it in the 1992 election, then campaigning for President Bush, again applying it to the Democratic candidates, as seen in the 1992 documentary Feed by Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway.

He used the phrase again on July 17, 2004: "If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ...' if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men." He would use the term twice in the speech.

Metrosexuals: Metrosexual is a portmanteau of metropolitan and sexual, coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist culture) who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this. The neologism is popularly thought to describe heterosexual men who adopt fashions and lifestyles stereotypically associated with homosexual men. While the term suggests that a metrosexual is heterosexual, it can refer to anyone with any sexual orientation.

In 2002, Salon.com published an article by Simpson, which offered this updated definition:
The typical metrosexual is a young man with money to spend, living in or within easy reach of a metropolis — because that’s where all the best shops, clubs, gyms and hairdressers are. He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference.