Secretaries Rice and Gates in Moscow

I need to recount the story of how (fairly recently) Secretaries Rice and Gates went to Moscow to meet Putin. They were kept waiting 45 minutes (this is a snub in some cultures) and the next day Putin flew to Tehran to sign a deal to not allow US forces to attack Iran from any Caspian Sea nation.

Maybe I am being dumb this afternoon. I do not even know what I can Google to find an authoritative news report of this incident. Maybe you all can help? I am going to bed.


This’ll get you started on the Moscow side.

That’s diplomatese for “Fuck off”.

Not a great cite, but it discusses Putin’s Tehran trip:

THank you both.

My internet is down, so you folks may not hear from me for a while. Not to worry.