Is This Why Obama Was "Noticeably Absent" During Yesterday's NATO Meeting?

We are not exactly sure why Obama would be "noticeably absent" from the start of this week's NATO-Ukraine commission (from The Hill):

President Obama was nowhere to be found during the beginning of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine commission in Wales on Thursday.

 

Obama was "noticeably absent" from the start of the meeting, according to a White House pool report, although U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute was in attendance.

... but the following could provide some much needed clues (as we noted previously)...

 

First this:

 

 

 

And then this: