Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Delirial Inquirer

Delirial Minds Want to Know (within the severe limitations and maddening guidelines imposed by their particular delirium)

With Purdogan, you know, our political equivalent of Brangelina but the self-loathing kind, going the way of the Dodo bird (as an entity, not its constituent parts, which would have been something to write jubilantly about), Vladdie the Pu who, in his own words, was effectively “stabbed in the back,” marking a highly unusual happening for the self-made autocrat known for dishing rather than taking the proverbial “it,” well, Mr. Pu has reportedly been seen trying to putting the moves on none other than U.S. President Barack Obama by holding yet another huddle with him this month alone, and this time, the huddle was held in camera. What’s up with that?

Well, according to official reports, it was all business, all about Ukraine and Syria, with Obama warning Putin against intervention in the Syrian Civil War, and noting the necessity of Syria’s genocidal leader, Bashar Al-Assad’s departure as part of any future transitional process.

"I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he's looking for," Obama said at a news conference in Paris.

Obama said he does not disagree with Putin -- with whom he met on Monday -- on the necessity of a political resolution to Syria's conflict. But he said there remains discord over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who the United States insists must leave power as part of a political transition. But he said the reality on the ground in Syria could change Putin's calculus.

So, and irrespective of Vladdie’s wishes going in, Mr. Obama, the Iceman, seems to have thrown some water on his fire, which might account for why Vladdie couldn’t look him in the eyes afterwards, even as they shook hands. Poor Pu, he was just shut down again.

So, no Pubama seems to lurk in the offing, albeit, Mr. Obama seems to have left the doors slightly ajar for this.

"I think it is possible over the next several months that we both see a shift in calculation in the Russians and a recognition that it's time to bring the civil war in Syria to a close," Obama said. "It's not going to be easy."

But for now, it seems that Mr. Obama is more interested in wooing the Chinese President Xi Jinping in order to reach some form of an agreement on issues of Climate Chang and Cybersecurity. At a time when Pres. Obama seems to be quite focused on his legacy, a better understanding with his Chinese counterpart on these issues might line up nicely with the Iranian deal making, at least from his point of view and that of his realist buddies, a rather wholesome foreign policy legacy. And the world might be able to speak one day of the Xiobakha who changed the world. Yet, as most politically conscious cinephiles would note, with a legacy like that, the Force is more likely to keep on slumbering, awaiting the arrival of the real Chewbacca, as the Universe sinks into darkness.