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by Jeff Steinberg
Nerobama clearly has war on his mind, except the targets are not Iran and Syria. They are China and Russia. This is the only conclusion one can draw, based on close-in reports on the bilateral talks that President Obama held with Russia's outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Hawaii on Sunday (see separate slug on Obama's provocative attacks on China during and following his meeting with Hu Jintao).  According to senior Russian sources, buttressed by Itar-TASS coverage of the U.S.-Russia deteriorating relations, President Obama flagrantly lied, when he told reporters that the United States, Russia and China were in total agreement on the Iran nuclear issue. According to the Russian sources, in his meeting with Medvedev, President Obama did almost all the talking, lecturing the Russian leader, like some petty emperor. When Medvedev raised problems with the U.S. decision to unilaterally go ahead with a missile defense system in Central Europe, right at the Russian border, Obama scolded him for "carrying water for Putin."
As reported in Itar-TASS, the Russian government had already prediscounted the Obama-Medvedev meeting. There was no effort to produce a joint statement, because the major outstanding issues between Russia and the United States are the missile defense issue and the U.S. plans for war against Iran. In fact, the day after the Hawaii meeting, Dmitry Rogovin, the Russian Ambassador to NATO made a public statement warning that there was no progress in Hawaii on the missile defense issue, and that it would be a major subject on Nov. 15 at the Russia-NATO Council meeting. Rogozin warned that "the U.S. is already implementing its missile defense program despite Russian concerns and notwithstanding doubts and disagreements among its NATO allies." Rogozin insisted that Russia would need more than a vague American promise that the missile defense system does not target Russia. He insisted on both written and technical guarantees. General Nikolai Makarov, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, made a similar statement, warning that "Unilateral steps being taken by the alliance do not add security and stability in the region."
Other Itar-TASS coverage warned of a coming deep freeze in U.S.-Russian relations, once Putin is re-elected President. The Hawaii meeting between Medvedev and Obama was billed as their last summit meeting, because Obama has refused several invitations from Medvedev to visit Russia before he leaves the presidency. And already, Putin has indicated that he will likely not attend the Russia-NATO meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago in May 2012.
The Russian military is now conducting an in-depth analysis of the fallout from an Israeli or American attack on Iran, indicating that Moscow is fully aware of the mad drive for war—whether or not they clearly understand the British hand behind the move to provoke World War III.