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Now THIS is an interesting development......

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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Russia plans Middle East summit

 

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president, has said that Moscow aims to hold a peace conference before the end of 2009 to help resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

After holding talks in Cairo with Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, Medvedev said a two-state solution, the issue of settlements and a future capital would be on the agenda at the meeting.

Medvedev said: "We paid special attention to Middle East issues. We highly appreciate efforts by the Egyptian president to create an atmosphere of trust and co-operation in the region.

"[The] Moscow Middle East conference, which we plan to hold before the end of the year, will also contribute to achieving this goal."

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Russia, which has mooted holding such a Middle East conference in the past, is a member of the Quartet of Middle East negotiators, along with the European Union, the United States and the United Nations.

Moscow is the only Quartet member talking to Hamas, the group that controls Gaza but is snubbed by Israel and the West, and also has good contacts with Israel.

Mubarak said: "I affirmed Egypt's support for holding the proposed international conference in Moscow to push peace efforts, and our support for everything that contributes towards achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the region."

Egypt, like other Arab states, has called for a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on two states and has dismissed Benjamin Netanyahu's, the Israeli prime minister, conditional proposal for a demilitarised Palestinian state.

"What is the basis for a solution to this problem? Those are international legal norms and certain principles including the principle of two states, discussions on [Israeli] settlements and the future capital," Medvedev said.

"These are difficult questions but Russia is ready to help solve them."

 

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/06/200962313429117861.html


 

by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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tericared
by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 6:55 PM

wow this is interesting, I 'm gonna go look up some stuff I'll be back.. 

Della529
by Matlock on Jun. 23, 2009 at 8:06 PM


Quoting tericared:

wow this is interesting, I 'm gonna go look up some stuff I'll be back.. 


Me, too!

tericared
by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM

 OK so Russia is buddies with Iran and they export a crap load of wheat to Egypt..so what other reasons are there for them to be so interested?

tericared
by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 9:05 PM

I saw a comment that reminded me of something.....We did help back the Taliban to fight against the Russians, think maybe they still hold a grudge? and by helping Gaza they are really going against the US cause we all know Israel has us in their back pocket....

Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Jun. 24, 2009 at 11:57 AM

The whole Afghan war thing was merely the culmination of the USA and Russia tug of war to take control over the Middle East.  After which, Russia ceded to USA domination in the Middle East.

But it looks like now they're back.......  this should be interesting!

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Russia thinks Netanyahu's vision of a demilitarized Palestine is BULLSHIT!!!  LOVE IT!!!!!


 

Della529
by Matlock on Jun. 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Israel did not like this idea back in 2007.  I haven't seen any response from "it" yet, but I'm pretty certain it's going to get interesting.

You know, what amazes me is that the creation of this "state" and the after-effects could likely be what starts the next world war.  I wonder how many would stand with Israel if this was imminent?  Would the US and the so-called "allies" participate in a war that could ultimately end civilization as we know it and send us back to the stone age?  Or, is it possible that the "allies" would let Israel go, and chalk it up to collateral damage?

Like I wrote earlier, it's going to get interesting.  Stay tuned, folks...

Scorpio359
by on Jun. 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Russia is plotting with Iran against the United States. Don't ever underestimate old enemies, they don't ever go away.

stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 24, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Russia is seeking to take the place of the US as the world power....it is trying to offer a better option to the situation and gain a leverage over the area. It is just a power play. Welcome back to the cold war.

Della529
by Matlock on Jun. 24, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I thought China had replaced the US as a world power, lol.  All of this posturing because the US couldn't keep it's nose out of the ME's @$$, for oil or a few other reasons.

Our Constitution allows for the DEFENSE of our country.  We were warned by our forefathers not to interfere in other governments.  Did we or have we listened?  Nope, we are just like rebellious teenagers.

Quoting stormcris:

Russia is seeking to take the place of the US as the world power....it is trying to offer a better option to the situation and gain a leverage over the area. It is just a power play. Welcome back to the cold war.


Gypsyuma
by Gold Member on Jun. 24, 2009 at 5:07 PM

One thing is for sure - eventually the shit is going to hit the fan - and will it all have been worth if for a racist country that requires meeting a Jewish litmus test?  When all we had to do was help turn it into a truly democratic country where ALL FAITHS live in peace?  Was it worth it?


 

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