After accusations that Russian fighter jets targeted moderate rebels today in Syria rather than ISIS strongholds, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a brief afternoon press conference at which they delivered statements and left without taking questions.
Face of the day. pic.twitter.com/JUkZi8LliW
— Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) September 30, 2015
Fox News’ Brit Hume managed to sum up the day’s events in one tweet.
Russian general to U.S.: We're bombing Syria in an hour. Get out of the way.
Sec'y Kerry: We need a deconfliction discussion.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 1, 2015
And there you have it.
But first, let me put on my blue bunny suit and go windsurfing.@brithume
— VACUOUS CIPHER (@THE_DAILY_BLEAT) October 1, 2015
— Pete Niedbala (@PeteNiedbala) October 1, 2015
@brithume Weak, pansy ass foreign policy. As a Marine vet, I'm ashamed of this administration.
— Daniel Watts (@BamaDan78) October 1, 2015
@brithume This is the result of this administration's "foreign policy"
— Margaret Harrington (@62jerseygirl) October 1, 2015
— Mike (@michealjreagan) October 1, 2015
deconfliction <—– Well this dumb immigrant at least learned a new word today, I never heard of that before @brithume
— JPeterman (@PragueArtist) October 1, 2015
@brithume what does that mean? Words are cheap!
— Scott Parfrey (@scottp9563) October 1, 2015
@brithume Sec'y Kerry should have responded: We shoot anything that comes near us.
— Mike Granata (@DallasRunEsq) October 1, 2015
@brithume Clearly a last-minute decision. Putin would otherwise have certainly mentioned it 48 HOURS EARLIER…*sarcasm*
— Mary Elaine Batt (@elainebatt3) October 1, 2015
Kerry must think using words like "modalities" & "deconfliction" will make us think he knows something. He doesn't. We don't.
— Judy McElmurray (@tigergal7175) October 1, 2015
@brithume Yes but at least they agreed that they needed to have a conversation about it. Wow! Now that's leadership!
— Jason Bell (@LeoForC) October 1, 2015
Kerry standing next to Lavrov, at UN today, nodding, while Russian jets just bombed US-backed rebels in Syria, looks pretty bad
— Kim Ghattas (@BBCKimGhattas) October 1, 2015
@brithume The Russian General may as well have just walked into the oval office and peed on the rug…
— Young_Stribling (@Young_Stribling) October 1, 2015
@brithume Putin is a KGB thug to be sure, but one almost has to admire the man's chutzpah.
— David Gena (@dcgena) October 1, 2015
— LeAnn Kirrmann (@FLifeforce) October 1, 2015
@brithume only president / sec of state team that can make a wet napkin appear strong by comparison. though dont mean to insult the napkin
— Alf Boltz (@AlfBoltz) October 1, 2015
@brithume Putin in charge because no one else seemed even slightly interested. He is doing well for his side, it seems.
— Robert Freud (@old65goat) October 1, 2015
Either that or asked James Taylor to ease diplomatic tensions with a rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” Or maybe “Shower the People (With Airstrikes)”.
@brithume Maybe he can find someone to sing them a song & make it better. I swear it's like watching the Three Stooges in action.
— R. Ogden (@Ok_Og) October 1, 2015