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VLADIMIR PUTIN VOWS TO NEVER STEP FOOT ON U.S. SOIL AGAIN
May 30 2012
Moscow, Russia – It’s been a long, long time now since the United States and Russia were at odds. Twenty years in fact since the formal declaration of agreements between the two nations, but practically it has been even longer than that. It is in many ways remarkable that the two countries who nearly destroyed the world have been able to put aside their differences and be something like friends.
Those days, though, may well be over. Faced with a host of difficulties between the two nations, newly minted Russian President Vladimir Putin has affectively made it clear that he has no desire to ever step foot on American soil again, rejecting multiple offers to visit including a, invite to the White House.
That rejection, which was made personally by President Obama, follows Putin’s decision o not attend the annual G8 meeting at Camp David earlier this month where he sent an envoy instead. Those rejections, coupled with tensions over Syria and the missile defence shield proposal in Europe, have once again escalated tensions between the two nations and likely threatened the decades long peace they have enjoyed and possibly end up destroying all of humanity, maybe.
“Less than a week before Mr Putin's May 7 inauguration, he received a missive from Mr Obama touching upon bilateral and international issues and inviting him to discuss them in a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the May 18 to 19 G8 summit, Mr Putin's foreign policy,” said Russian spokesperson Yury Ushakov. “Obama sent his letter on May 2. He even proposed holding a separate meeting at the White House in Washington outside of the framework of the G8.”
Ushakov also held up the purported letter and tore it up in front of reporters, which is the kind of thing that can lead to the events that can lead to tensions between nations.
The Obama administration has not responded to the comments, perhaps out of fear of further inflaming the situation and angering Putin even more.
“Part of the reason the world has enjoyed so much peace for so long has been the positive relationship between Russia and the United States. There have been wars, sure, but not the same kind of wars we used to have. These conflicts have been pretty docile and not really over the same things they used to be and that is due to these two countries getting along,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “Obviously that’s over and that will likely plunge us into the dark times again, threatening our very existence which is not good. I really wish Putin had accepted the invitation though, to be fair, we don’t see Obama going to the Kremlin so it could go both ways.”
It’s not clear if Obama just doesn’t want to visit Russia or if he hasn’t been invited.
“I think, for the good of humanity, that these two should get together and put aside their differences. They may want war and strife between their nations but there are seven billion other people on this planet and most of them probably don’t want to die. Some do, but they are minority,” continued Hander. “Hopefully they can put aside all this fussing and feuding and work to preserve humanity for the future. They really should throw away all the progress we have had over the last few decades because of rejected visits or slights like missiles on the border. It’s just kind of silly, honestly.”
Putin also rejected an invitation from the Canadian Prime Minister which is expected to have no impact on the world whatsoever.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent