Putin Spokesman Peskov: Trump is Not Our Man, He's America's Man; More Reasons for the Failing Soft Coup Against the President

Putin Spokesman Peskov: Trump is Not Our Man, He's America's Man; More Reasons for the Failing Soft Coup Against the President

Our Inauguration Day trolling of the Social Justice Cold Warriors (SJCWs) aside, it's good to hear the realism reflected in the statements of Russian officials, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Medvedev told reporters over the weekend that Russia should not count on any swift lifting of U.S. and EU economic sanctions, saying that no election will immediately shift that equation. Not only is that a reference to the fact that media, McCainiacs in Congress' and Atlanticist bureaucratic pressure won't permit President Donald J. Trump to make the kind of rapid changes some in Russia had hoped for, but also to the reality that it will be difficult for the anti-sanctions, Crimea-is-Russian recognizing candidate Marine Le Pen to win in France. Though we suspect many European Union sanctions against Russia will continue to be quietly dropped or ignored by multiple countries, from southeastern Europe's Greece on up to Germany and even 'frontline state' Finland.

As Dmitry Peskov said, Trump is his own -- and America's -- man. Not Putin's or anybody else's, which why the soft coup attempt smears of him as the Kremlin's Siberian candidate will keep failing.

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Snubbed by Washington and Pressured by Moscow, Turkey Responds by Heating Up Ngorno-Karabakh

Snubbed by Washington and Pressured by Moscow, Turkey Responds by Heating Up Ngorno-Karabakh

Events in Washington and on the periphery of Central Asia this weekend would appear to corroborate the Turks around Erdogan's sense of being thrown under the bus by their NATO allies, as well as facing renewed pressure from the Russians. The question now becomes whether what we're seeing take place in Syria with renewed offensives by 'moderate rebel' and jihadist groups that had been reluctant parties to the U.S. and Russian negotiated ceasefire, as well as Azerbaijan's attack on the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabkh are part of Ankara's response to being squeezed from all sides.

Sputnik photo of Armenian troops by: Ilya Pitalev

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