Putin, Trump Meet In Vietnam: This Handshake Followed

While officials cited "scheduling conflicts" that dashed hopes of a bilateral meeting between President Trump and President Putin on the sidelines of the APEC summit, the two 'old friends' came face-to-face during the photo-op at the start of the conference... and the handshake took place...

The two were all smiles while shaking hands during the photo call...

Preparing for the traditional leaders’ photo at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit – held this year in Da Nang, Vietnam – Putin had already taken his spot when Trump approached him, extending his hand. In the manner which has become famous, the US president then held onto Putin’s hand for several seconds, patting his counterpart on the back.

The leaders were dressed in Vietnamese national attire, in accordance with the informal APEC tradition. Both Putin and Trump put on blue shirts, while some of the other participants chose to wear white ones.

Notably the positioning of the leaders this year...right next to the Vietnamese leader and Putin...

Quite different from that of three years ago when President Obama appeared to be demoted to the old wives club...

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Manthong Richard Chesler Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:42 Permalink

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  Gee… I guess Trump needs to register as a foreign agent now………………………………………………………………………….

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freedommusic IH8OBAMA Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:22 Permalink

You mean Osama Obama the groomed CIA asset whom the deep state in their arrogance selected by rigging past US elections?Who recently was indicted and had to appear in Chigago court?https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/barack-obama-jury-duty-chicago/Kevin Spacey was deliberately targeted because he symbolizes the "House of Cards" that is falling down all around US.Peace

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Implied Violins Winston Churchill Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:19 Permalink

Actually, he may be partially right.

What if we are seeing a global-scale Hegelian dialectic game of "good cop/bad cop"? Such has happened before, every time there is a change of the reserve currency.

Putin and Trump are doing things that seem very much scripted, to me. And it's not hard to win a game of chess when one is told which moves to make.

Keep your eyes on the top of the pyramid: the IMF, BIS, BRICS, and FED. If they sacrifice one or more - yet the (((same people))) sit on the boards of the newest bankster incarnation, then we've been had.

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Conscious Reviver Implied Violins Sat, 11/11/2017 - 09:36 Permalink

Implied, I agree. Believe it or not, we have had this conversation many times in a previous incarnation. I'm happy you defined your terms so to speak. I think all those things you mention will likely be around, for appearance sake if nothing else. But they won't have the scope they have today. Globalization as we have known it will end. Why? Because before people were propagandized to emulate American "culture". That will end. It's already uncool. In the Atlantic realm, the entities you mention may still exist, but they will be shells of what they once were. The rest of the World will carry on without the parasitic skim, at least not at the levels we see now, because these other countries don't want to financialize, they want to trade. At some point, as the West continues to sink, there may be a violent or nonviolent revolution in the West to throw these things off. About the IMF and their SDRs, the rest of the World already has their replacement in place and working. What's it called? ADB? The theme I see evolving is the producers don't like the bankster skim and especially don't like the bankster warmongering, so they are cutting them out of the process.

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Endgame Napoleon NoDebt Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:00 Permalink

He’s talking about the globalism. Strange that the Vietnamese demoted Obama to the between-the-wives spot, when Obama was itching to sign their TPP (Truly Pathetic Patriotism) trade agreement, whilst Trump refused to sign it in alignment with Deplorable wishes. Why are they kissing up to Trump now?

That is the question.

Blue was a better choice for both of them than white.

Why do the men get two color options, while the women only get one option?

Sexism.

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MoreFreedom BLOTTO Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:22 Permalink

Search for pictures of Putin and Hillary for comparison.  With those you'll see Putin whispering in her ear, followed by him laughing and her freaking out.  I'll bet he just told her that he had her emails and mentioned the alias Obama used when he emailed her. Then contrast it to the typical photo of two country leaders meeting and greeting.The new boss, is certainly not the old boss, who somehow got Obama and Hillary to promise "more flexibility after the [2012] elections" and who gave Putin a lot of "flexibility" such as no meaningfull action when Putin invaded Ukraine, a great deal for Putin's close ally Iran (where the US left hostages in Iranian prisons and got nothing but promises in return), the sale of US uranium to Russia, and help for his close ally Syria in fighting ISIS.   Obama and Hillary told us Putin had great hackers, and they probably know from close personal experience.  Wikileaks told us the DNC/Podesta hacks didn't come from Russia, and why would they when Putin already had a puppet in Clinton.   Heck, Clinton and Obama thought they could get dirt on Trump from Putin, even though they couldn't get dirt on him with the NSA spying on him and spreading around the communications among Democrats (like Elaine Farkas, who didn't even hold a position in the government any more, but knew enough about it to admit to that on camera).

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