Russia's Lavrov Trolls The US: "Was Comey Fired? You're Kidding"

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: Lavrov reacts to the Comey firing news... Shaking his head, he chirped sarcastically “Was he fired? Was he fired? You are kidding?!”

In what will surely send the Democrats' anti-Russian hysteria to '11', President Trump is set to meet with Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov later today, after the Russian foreign secretary meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning. The timing - just hours after firing Comey - could be better for the optics, but Tillerson told U.S. diplomats that the U.S. was focused on trying to re-engage with Russia and improve relations between the U.S. and Russia from a post-Cold War low.

 

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Sergei Lavrov, Moscow’s top diplomat, will be in Washington for the first time since 2013. He is scheduled to meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at about 8:30 a.m. before huddling with Mr. Trump later in the morning. The Russian envoy’s visit reciprocates Mr. Tillerson’s trip to Moscow last month, when he met with President Vladimir Putin after meeting with other Russian officials. Russia has said it is working toward establishing a meeting between Messrs. Trump and Putin. In an interview to be published Wednesday, Mr. Lavrov stressed in an interview the importance of a meeting between the two presidents, but said there was no high intrigue around the plans, Interfax reported.

“A meeting between the leaders is quite important to establish personal contact. It always helps subsequently to work on issues,” Interfax reported Mr. Lavrov as saying.

During his visit to Moscow last month, Mr. Tillerson described relations between the U.S. and Russia at a post-Cold War low. He told officials at the State Department last week that Mr. Putin shrugged his shoulders and nodded when Mr. Tillerson offered that assessment during a meeting in Moscow. Even still, Mr. Tillerson told U.S. diplomats that the U.S. was focused on trying to re-engage with Russia to bring about an end to the crisis in Syria and address other issues. The Trump administration wants to work with Moscow on international security issues, including the Syrian civil war, efforts to counter the Islamic State extremist group and the long-running crisis in Ukraine. Mr. Trump’s meeting with Mr. Lavrov comes as a plan by Russia, Iran and Turkey to set up “de-escalation zones” in Syria has been accompanied by Russian demands that U.S. planes stay away from the protected areas.

We can only imagine how Schumer, Pelosi, and evben McCain will cope with such 'hate-speak'?

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IridiumRebel's picture

WaPo is working on a story to flush around the toilet bowl of FB pushed by stupid faggot democrats about how Lavrov and Trump are making gay porn. It's called Russian Puppet Cock.

JohninMK's picture

Love to be a fly on the wall at this meeting.

Bill of Rights's picture

Where were you When Obama said " Ill take care of everything after I am elected ?"

Looney's picture

 

Almost a month ago, just a few days after our “tomahawking” of Syria, Tillerson met Lavrov in Moscow.

Everyone kept guessing whether Putin would meet Tillerson as well.

Tillerson was told that the Russian President will meet with him only if Trump will meet with the Russian Foreign Minister, too.

This meeting is pure optics - nothing big will happen until Trump and Putin officially meet, but I’m glad Trump has kept his word. So, let’s give him an ATTABOY!  ;-)

Looney

Manthong's picture

 

I hope that Trump goes back to basics and ignores Democrats and the press.

 

They are not his friends unless he does what they want.

 

FrozenGoodz's picture

... speaking of terrible timing

 

Putin's got to be rolling .. little expense for such a grandios success on their part

JRobby's picture

It is a known fact that the CIA, et. al. can make a hack look like it came from any enemy / country that they wish. Yet the "Russian influence" arguments, testimony, etc. rages on?

Normally I would not address you directly other than to razz you since you are a paid TROLL, but this is a good place to do so.

BarkingCat's picture

Looks like ZH has nuked his post.

AldousHuxley's picture

That was so convincing..../sarc

of course he knew....so he timed the meeting to be the day after the firing.

 

Trump/Kushner getting rich by selling America to Russia and China....his democrat roots are showing....

nightwish's picture

Lavrov is a fucking J, entrenched in his worldwide network no doubt

Cant believe putin trusts him

 

 

auricle's picture

Tillerson told U.S. diplomats that the U.S. was focused on trying to re-engage with Russia and improve relations between the U.S. and Russia from a post-Cold War low.

 

When Tillerson says the "U.S." is focused, he means only Trump. Tillerson and Mattis have both been hostile towards Russia with their rhetoric. 

Blano's picture

Those scum aren't his friends EVER.

He did what some of them said should be done...fire Comey.

And now? Shrieks and tears.

Death to them all.

Joe Davola's picture

You forgot the Republicans in your list of people to ignore.

Ghordius's picture

it's just "Old Style" diplomatic Protocol

Lavrov and Tillerson are second-tier "magistrates" (or ministers), Putin and Trump are first-tier ones

so a meeting with Putin is a concession, and the request for a counter-concession is kind of automatic

further, real attention to details is only expected from a second tier downwards. so a first-tier "M" meeting a first-tier "M" can only be prepared by such second-tier meetings   (in a setup like the EU, multiply by 28)

Looney's picture

 

You’re absolutely correct, but how many times 0bama met with Lavrov?

THAT was “beneath” the Exceptional One.  ;-)

Looney

JRobby's picture

That would have been counter to the narrative that "The Exceptional One" (Manchurian Kenyan) was instructed to promote.

BarkingCat's picture

Obama would have gladly met with any low level Russian diplomat, if said diplomat was accompanied by the Russian men's gymnastics team...or a high school wrestling team.

Gazooks's picture

Lavrov..

 

..honest-to-god-diplomat

mary mary's picture

I'm already there.  They have the best cookies here at the White House, you know.

lakecity55's picture

FBI stooge gone, and now more dialog with Russia.
It's a good thing.

mary mary's picture

Hallelulah!

These are the two nations which, working together, could wipe out the terrorists.  Leadership!  Their citizens would love them.

Ghordius's picture

true

and yes, statemen meeting = opposite of war, where the most conspicuos thing is that they are not on speaking terms

now, having said that...

...they could just decide to stop delivering weapons, money and assistance to "groups". how about this novel idea?

mary mary's picture

Ghordius, I think your idea is perfect.  To stop the terrorism, quit selling and giving the terrorists weapons. 

(The MIC won't like it, of course.  Remember when Krupp was selling cannons to every nation in Europe, and Germany asked him, rather forcefully, to please quit selling guns to, I think it was, Turkey, or was it Russia?)

Ghordius's picture

very happy to note that for once a comment of mine met your approval

though, note, there is a slight difference in the mind of many between delivering weapons to Nation States and doing the same to "groups", which are often called either "rebels" or "insurgents" or "freedom fighters" or "terrorists", depending from... I forgot

the Swiss have, like the US or Russia, a MIC. interestingly, they have laws restricting the sales to Nation States that are not at war. a difficult concept, and I understand not always easy to implement, but there you have it

that's a slight difference from providing the funds and the weapons to let's say Bin Ladin in Afghanistan against the Soviets, as the most neutral example that comes to my mind at the moment, with this meeting as the article's scope

new game's picture

both of you are assuming trump is a statesman with our "best" interests at hand(shakes). hmmm, not sure that will be the case. moar like door number one with the deep stAte lurking in the shadows...

cog dis is kicking in around here, again, again..

never fuking learn...

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I would be most impressed if Trump is able to get his close friend Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring back from Putin.

BarkingCat's picture

That was a funny event.

Must have been the first time in history when a jew met a goyim on friendly terms and walked away the poorer man.

JRobby's picture

Dildo up the ass is not a "new game"

mary mary's picture

I will believe that Trump is trying to be his best until he does something totally awful, like invade Iraq (Bush) or Libya (Obama).

mary mary's picture

Sometimes I upvote you but don't comment.  I mostly comment when I disagree with something.  I haven't found ANYONE I disagree with about EVERYTHING.  You live in a different place and have a different perspective.  And I don't know everything.  In fact, I think noone knows a whole lot.  Cant, because the world is too big, and the universe is too big, plus there's supposed to be that "dark matter" and "dark energy" which are supposed to be even bigger.  If we knew a lot, we would already be living for thousands of years and travelling to lots of stars and planets in the Galaxy.

third string plug's picture

Will we be getting more bombs and chocolate?

quadraspleen's picture

Bombs maybe, chocolate, not so much

E.F. Mutton's picture

I envision a cartoon Maxine Waters when she hears this.

Her eyes and tongue bug out, and her wig spins while an AH-OOOGAH! noise plays.

I watched too much TV as a kid.

Berspankme's picture

Maxine reminds me of weezy jefferson

HRClinton's picture

On a bad day. 

Otherwise Weezy was in a different class.

PiratePiggy's picture

Waters will wig out.   ;)

 

Is she a member of the Democrat or Wig party? ;)

 

beijing expat's picture

Hopefully McCain will blow a gasket.

Nexus789's picture

He will be blowing something… 

BlindMonkey's picture

The McCain/Graham sisters do the tag-team act.  So if you get one, you get both.

Winston Churchill's picture

Blood gushing from his ears as he bleeds out.

I'd pay to watch that.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Given ALL of the monumental success of "Cheeto-in-Chief's" military abroad the last 3 months... Sergei will be honoring the occasion by bringing the V.P. a beautiful chocolate cake!...

If things continue as they have since January 20, 2017 I'm certain the Russian Federation will be sending the White House lots of chocolate cakes as mementos of America's military achievement(s) around the globe!!!

Cordeezy's picture

The western obsession with demonizing Russia is strange.  Jame Comey gets fired after making mistake after mistake after mistake and the media goes crazy.  If I made that many miakes in my job, I woulda been gone long ago.

 

www.escapeamazon.com

 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

The western obsession with demonizing Russia is strange.

No Cord not at all. The U.S. is increasingly broadcasting it's desperation that started 15 years ago when it went long with the "Hell Mary pass", and it's been down hill ever since.

The obsession of which you speak has to do with Russia being #1 in the energy market(s), Has no post-Soviet debt obligations thanks to it's energy (even with the Western banks sanctioning them since 2013) and last but not least their VERY OWN CREDIT CARD because of those sanction(s) trading in their SWIFT wallet for a MIR!

Ghordius's picture

yes, there is an obsession. that of equating the US (and sometimes the UK) with "The West"

demonizing Russia? at the last G7, the US and the UK foreign secretaries asked for more sanctions against Russia

I know, I know, that's perhaps the 7th time I post this, but really, it does not seem to trickle through what was the French, Italian and German response to that was

the same applies to that "western media" meme

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Here ya go Ghord. One more for posterity (https://southfront.org/the-us-bill-h-r-1644-to-kill-russian-food-export-...)

If it wasn't so tragic and pathetic it would be the greatest "comedy" of all time!

WTFUD's picture

Yeah Ghordo better late than never that these 3 Stooges ( Germany, France & Italy ) have caught on. Having welded their economies/regime changes to Vichy DC's coattails in the hope that Uncle Scam could turn the tide around, it's time to jump a sinking ship. All's fair in love and war.