This is turning into a Guys and Dolls type situation.
I really wish these people would cut my music numbers.
I keep emailing Putin and the Ayatollah these song ideas, and just keep getting blown off.
I’m about to start sending anti-Russia song and dance routines to Pete Buttigieg, just so I can get some of this stuff made. You know – for my legacy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin had talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran on Tuesday, the Kremlin leader’s first trip outside the former Soviet Union since Moscow’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.
In Tehran, Putin also held his first face-to-face meeting since the invasion with a NATO leader, Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan, to discuss a deal that would resume Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports as well as the conflict in northern Syria.
Putin’s trip, coming just days after U.S. President Joe Biden visited Israel and Saudi Arabia, sends a strong message to the West about Moscow’s plans to forge closer strategic ties with Iran, China and India in the face of Western sanctions.
Khamenei called for long-term cooperation between Iran and Russia, telling Putin that the two countries needed to stay vigilant against “Western deception”, Iran’s state TV reported.
He said Putin had ensured Russia “maintained its independence” from the United States and that countries should start using their own national currencies when trading goods.
“The U.S. dollar should be gradually taken off global trade, and this can be done gradually,” Khamenei said during the meeting, in a spartan white room with an Iranian flag and a portrait of late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini.
That’s the thing – it has to be done gradually or the whole global house of cards comes down.
All of these countries are committed to the dollar, which is why no one tried to go off it in the first place. But now they don’t really have any choice at all, and the stakes are big if they win.
They’re going to win.
Despite the suffering endured by ordinary people in war, Khamenei said Moscow had little alternative in Ukraine. “If you had not taken the initiative, the other side (West) would have caused a war on its own initiative,” he told Putin.
Putin, Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi also weighed efforts to reduce violence in Syria, where Turkey has threatened to launch more military operations to extend 30-km (20-mile) deep “safe zones” along the border. Moscow and Tehran oppose any such action by Turkey.
“Maintaining the territorial integrity of Syria is very important, and any military attack in northern Syria will definitely harm Turkey, Syria and the entire region, and benefit terrorists,” Khamenei told Erdogan before the three-way meeting.
Russia and Iran are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s strongest backers, while Turkey supports anti-Assad insurgents.
Any Turkish operation in Syria would attack the Kurdish YPG militia, a key part of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that controls large parts of north Syria and is regarded by Washington as an important ally against Islamic State militants.
“It is impossible to expect Turkey to remain inactive, unresponsive, as this terrorist organisation continues its separatist agenda,” Erdogan said, referring to the YPG.
“I hear from you, my dear friends, that you understand Turkey’s legitimate security concerns. I am thankful for this, but words alone are not a cure for wounds.”
Speaking at the end of the talks, Putin said the three presidents agreed to continue consultation on Syria and were committed to maintain efforts to “normalise” the situation there after a decade of conflict.
Putin, who turns 70 this year, has made few foreign trips in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then the Ukraine crisis. His last trip beyond the former Soviet Union was to China in February.
Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations are expected to sign a deal later this week aimed at resuming the shipping of grain from Ukraine across the Black Sea.
“With your mediation we have moved forward,” Putin told Erdogan after their bilateral meeting. “Not all the issues have been resolved yet, but the fact that there is movement is already good.”
Anyway, Daily Stormer obtained this exclusive footage of the meeting between Putin and Erdogan.
I can’t believe Erdogan blew a thousand bucks on polkadots.
Well, I mean, I hate to say it – but I can believe it.
I love to see friendship.
Friendship always blossoms under the umbrella of Sino-Friendship.
This is the reverse of Anglo-Nastiness, under which only hatred can blossom.
This unseating of the dollar as the global reserve currency is happening, just like we said it would, and it is really going to ruin all of our lives.
But a man has to give up his life in order to save it.
On a long enough timeline, the value of every fiat currency drops to zero.