Blogman's Notes: Apparently the main item on the menu at the G-20 meetings in Mexico will not be the Global Economy but Syria. President Obama and President Putin will pretend to butt heads even as they negotiate the spoils of war like Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin did towards the end of World War II. I believe the odds of Syria being invaded and the Middle East being engulfed in a much bigger war are close to 100%. And despite all the noises coming out of Moscow to defend Syria, it will abandon Syria at the appropriate time as it abandoned Libya. Moscow will be persuaded (bribed) to withhold its objections to the Liberation of Syria, to achieving the laudable goal of making Syria safe for democracy as Libya, and, Iraq, and Afghanistan have been made safe for democracy (through some very big bombs that left these countries in ruins but they are now democratic, or so we are told!) The main business of any Empire is WAR, and thus the American / Anglo / NATO Empire is no different; wars must never stop, no, not as long as the warmongers are the power in this world. However as promised, the Prince of Peace will one day return and He alone will make all wars to cease. Till then, expect bigger and deadlier wars, revolutions and civil wars to engulf the whole world into the near future.
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will press Vladimir Putin over Russia's role in the Syrian crisis when they meet on Monday but appears to have little chance of persuading him to budge on Moscow's resistance to tougher U.N. action against Damascus.
After a week of Cold War-style recriminations between U.S. and Russian diplomats, the talks at a Group of 20 summit in Mexico will test whether the two leaders can forge a working relationship and find common ground on Syria and other festering disputes.
Suspension of the U.N. monitoring mission in Syria over the weekend has put added pressure on Obama and Putin, meeting for the first time since the Russian president's re-election, to act decisively to keep the conflict from spiraling into civil war.