Information Blackout Follows Putin-Netanyahu Meeting

What was today's most important diplomatic meeting, was also the least publicly discussed. And judging by the information blackout in its aftermath, that's just what the organizers intended.

Very few details have emerged from the lengthy Moscow talks between Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu, the duo's seventh face to face meeting in two years, in which the two leaders who are currently reshaping the middle east in the power vacuum left by the US, were expected to discuss military cooperation on Syria and Iran’s influence in the region.

The information fog after the meeting was so dense there wasn't even a brief blurb on either Bloomberg or Reuters what the two spoke about in private; alternatively - and may this be a lesson for Trump - this is the intended outcome when there are no leaks.

The meeting came less than a week after Netanyahu met US President Donald Trump in Davos, and he said that he spoke with the Russian leader about the same issues concerning Syria and Iran that he spoke about with Trump. Both men, he said, "understand" Israel’s positions.

Netanyahu was also accompanied by the head of Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi, and Putin brought Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu to the talks.

With the Russian army just across the border in Syria, Netanyahu said that these meetings with Putin – and the type of cooperation that has developed between the defense establishments of both countries – is critical "so we don’t clash." In addition, he said these meetings are also important because they allow the two sides to frankly tell the other about their positions.  “In light of the changing situation, our policies also change,” Netanyahu said, adding that he relays to Putin Israel’s positions as “clearly and truthfully” as possible.

Netanyahu and Putin met for some 90 minutes privately, and also held talks on bilateral issues with their wider staffs. Netanyahu said the discussions were “concrete,” not “theoretical.”

Netanyahu said he and Putin talked about various “scenarios of escalation” in the region, and how they can be dealt with. Netanyahu said that with the Mideast at a crossroads, there is an opportunity to stabilize Syria and Lebanon, but that there is one actor – Iran – which is trying to do the opposite.

The prime minister said he raised the issue of the Iranian nuclear deal, and he told Putin that if changes were not made to the deal, then it was likely that the US would walk away from it.

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Russia’s president and the Israeli prime minister met at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, where the two leaders took part in the opening of an exhibit to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day call called “Sobibor: Victorious over Death,” which is dedicated to the 1943 uprising in the Nazi extermination camp. The exhibit tells the story of Alexander Pechersky, a Red Army officer who led a successful breakout from the camp.

Putin said that memory of the Holocaust is “a warning against any attempt to jump on the idea of global domination, to announce, build or assert one’s grandeur based on racism, ethnic or any other supremacy. Russia categorically rejects any such attempt."

Commenting on the meeting, the Russian president's aide Yuri Ushakov vaguely told reporters that Putin and Netanyahu discussed a number of bilateral and regional issues, as well as the process of reconciliation in Syria. The Syrian National Dialogue Congress, currently taking place in Sochi, was also among the topics discussed, the Russian official said, without providing any details.

Senior Israeli official Ze'ev Elkin, who came to Moscow alongside Netanyahu, said the meeting between the two leaders was "very fruitful and lasted longer than it was planned" adding that meetings between Putin and Netanyahu have "contributed greatly to the security of our country."

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There was some additional coverage in the Israeli local press, with Jerusalem Post  which quoted Netanyahu saying that "if Iran is not stopped from entrenching itself militarily in Syria or turning Lebanon into a factory for precision missiles aimed at Israel, then Israel will stop it." Speaking with Israeli reporters via a conference call after the meeting, Netanyahu said the discussions took place at a “watershed” moment.

"Will Iran entrench itself in Syria, or will this process be stopped?” Netanyahu said. “I made clear to Putin that we will stop it if it doesn’t stop by itself. We are already acting to stop it."

The prime minister said he also spoke with Putin about the threat of Iran manufacturing precision weapons in Lebanon, something Jerusalem views as “a grave threat.” Netanyahu said he told Putin that “also here, if we need to act, we will act.”

The Israeli prime minister revealed some of the topics he discussed with Putin in a recorded statement posted on Twitter.

Netanyahu said he told the Russian president about his concerns of “Iranian attempts to create military bases in Syria,” and of Tehran’s alleged attempts to place “high-precision weapons” in Lebanon to target Israel. Tel Aviv firmly opposes such actions and will act on its own if the international community won’t handle the issue, he warned Putin. The reaction of the Russian president to these statements, however, remained a mystery.

In parting, Putin gave Netanyahu as a gift a letter the German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who save some 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, sent to his wife.



stizazz Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:06 Permalink

All it means is baby-killer, mass murderer Netanyahoo didn't get what he wanted.


"he told Putin that if changes were not made to the deal, then it was likely that the US would walk away from it."


Now Netanyahoo speaks for the US. There you have it ladies and gents. Who controls whom?

uhland62 HowdyDoody Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

Nyet, we are not really removalists any more. Been there, done that but it wasn't worth our time and money. 

Also, Prime Minister, please use the weapons donated by the Obama administration wisely because they may want to charge you next time, or your friends in the US.

I would be interested, Prime Minister what exactly you would instruct the US to do should they walk away from the Iran deal. Please explain.

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Pandelis espirit Mon, 01/29/2018 - 23:42 Permalink


Koran was written by one of hebrews, who was beyond mohamed and advising him ... it is a well known fact. 

also, according to experts there are a lot of similarities between hebrews and islam (pork etc...).

at the end of the seventh century there was a battle somewhere in today's jordan between christians (constandinople) and hebrews/their mercenaries, where the hebrews and their mercenaries lost.  they left and went to what is mecca today in the desert ... most probably these were the powers beyond creation of islam.

all of egypt etc.  were christians before, then islam took over like a plague ... well financed i presume.

finally, there was no turkish or ottoman empire anywhere.  The turkish mercenary was probably the first ISIS (well financed of course by the usual suspects)... mercenaries who took over constandinople and founded the ottoman empire.  there was no such a thing as turks, most probably 70% of today's turks are greeks, there are a lot of people practicing christianity at home in turkey.  if putin had not destroyed ISIS we would have seen the same thing again with a new country and "nationality" being created ... as abba songs waterloo rimes "the history book in the shelf just keeps repeating itself".... it is their version of history, turning things upside down, calling black - white and the night - day.


you have to remember (((they))) controlled rome and christians were the only group prosecuted ... that is why constandinople was created where the first christian empire flourished... the end of constandinople sparked this new effort of building these other countries far away (to destroy them again i suppose an effort which is culminating with the 3 world wars - decided in 1890s) ... my hunch is that armageddon is coming ... everything in the bible has been proven true (that is why is falsified so much and (((they))) created so many different "versions" of christianity.

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BobEore zorba THE GREEK Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:56 Permalink

That's the playtime version for dupes.

In truth, there's no distance at all between the two wings of the now fully emergent Russo-talmudic Eurasian Empire. Both are set up the creation of an energy cartel which will monopolize Europes' supply lines... and both are set upon the full destruction and pauperization of what remains of the west.

Happening live - now - before the eyes of a sightless media and its entranced readers. THIS is SYRIAN ENDGAME.

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Juggernaut x2 Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:07 Permalink

7 times in 2 years? That's a lot of meetings for Putin with the PM of that MidEast Shithole. And Bibi has probably already sold that Schindler letter on eBay.

CatInTheHat Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:16 Permalink

Interesting that nothing of what was discussed was at all revealed. And how many Russians now live in IsraHell????

I wonder if Putin happened to mention the Palestinian issue and Israhell's apartheid and genocide? This is one of those times where I question what we are seeing playing out on the global stage, ie: Trump, Putin,. Netanyahu, Xi, all are the global elite.





Ms No Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:21 Permalink

Well played.  It's pretty obvious who he is talking about when he mentions global domination (globalism) and people pushing their supremacy (chosen).  Who the hell else would he possibly be talking about? 

Kenny Drebson Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:21 Permalink

Putin said that memory of the Holocaust is “a warning against any attempt to jump on the idea of global domination, to announce, build or assert one’s grandeur based on racism, ethnic or any other supremacy. Russia categorically rejects any such attempt."

then why is he meeting w/ the leader of the most racist, hateful, supremacist ethnostate of all time?

Ms No Kenny Drebson Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:25 Permalink

Because they are at war with them and their globalist Marxist ambitions, although they never wanted war with anybody.  It remains to be seen whether they will survive it, so the game is on.  He also has frequently met Kissinger instead of Obama.  This is because sometimes you get more done going to the source as opposed to the puppet vassal.  He knows exactly who is after Russia, again.

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dunce Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:41 Permalink

Iran does not share a border with Israel, Syria, or Lebanon and therefore has no business injecting themselves into any negotiations

Masher1 dunce Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:11 Permalink

Yeah?, Well israel has no borders, Just because they killed most of Palestine does not negate PALESTINE'S borders. Just because they have nukes does not negate the land of Palestine.


Eventually bitch slap is coming for the Jew, and like all whores tasting the back of a hand, it will be justified.


Negotiating with a criminal government is retarded. I pray for Palestine and it's complete restoration. 


The invading jew's knows it's coming too.

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Masher1 dunce Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:52 Permalink

Here is one SURE clue as to the definite downfall of the israel you think is a country,


No other armed force has been photographed more than the IDF pointing military weapons a CHILDREN, tanks included, Not one is even close, In fact until the Jew invaded Palestine this never was seen like this, let alone recorded on film.

Anyone can find heaps of such photos of the IDF pussies aiming Combat rifles and Armour at small harmless children, How they can think that doing this is Ok is well beyond me.


Sucking round for a punch in the face is the way it looks to anyone interested in looking it up.

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Davidduke2000 Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:41 Permalink

Putin will take Iran's side a million time as Iran is purchasing $$ billions and Billions in equipment and airliners, while israel is troublesome to Russia.

Putin told him if you try to bomb Syrian targets I will bomb you. 

Cluster_Frak Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:46 Permalink

Putin should impersonate Mads Mikkelsen's Dr. Hannibal Lecter character pull Bibi a little closer and whisper in his ear "They know".

Then watch Bibi piss himself in a state of panic.

fearnot Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:49 Permalink

Russia gives Israel security guarantees regarding Iran, Hezzbola, & Turkey. Israel knows US not interested in troops on ground in Lebanon or elsewhere - Kiss of death for Trump if he put US troops in Middle East as his base supporters will dump him quickly and more allies too. Ukraine next for US mercenaries and proxy nazis to make problem for Putin but will fail. Saudis crumbling and Petro dollar demise quickens. 

Conscious Reviver fearnot Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:06 Permalink

"Kiss of death for Trump if he put US troops in Middle East as his base supporters will dump him quickly"

Ah several thousand US troops are illegally in Syria and several thousand more are in Iraq. They are about to find themselves stuck between the Kurds and the Turks. I don't see Trump's base, reacting in a negative way to any of this, unfortunately. 

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