posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 07:11 AM
Whether the recordings are genuine or not only the US and Russians know. BUT there is no point in the US saying it is true if the Russians know it's
not. That merely hands Putin a propaganda ace. If true Putin will deny it publically BUT privately, and this is the important bit, he knows we know,
he knows all the European leaders will know. He knows the chinese (potential oil buyers) will know. This is very very bad for Putin.
This isn't about ATS (sorry for spoiling the party), this is about playing politics without nuking each other. Surely that is what we want. The
Russian economy is in meltdown and Putin is getting desperate. The pressure is ramping up.