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.
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
@brithume This is the result of this administration's "foreign policy"
— Margaret Harrington (@62jerseygirl) October 1, 2015
— Mike (@DiggingIt2) October 1, 2015
deconfliction <—– Well this dumb immigrant at least learned a new word today, I never heard of that before @brithume
— Deplorable Petr (@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*
— Elaine Batt (@elainebatt3) 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 (@KimGhattas) 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
— 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