posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 10:55 PM
I'd like to share this, with all the crap flying around about whether Trump's people talked to Putin's people. This is a personal anecdote so
you'll have to either take my word on it or not.
I live in the US. I worked for years in Outer Mongolia and have a friend whom I met there who is now here, as well. Last year just before the US
Presidential election, he and I were together on a trip. about a week before the election, he received an email from a Mongol woman with whom he had
worked several years ago. They maintain business communications. This woman lives in northern Mongolia and has contact with Russians in the area.
There is much commerce and communication across the border in that region.
In her email, she said that she was so sorry about the state of relations between the US and Russia. She said that word along the frontier was that
the US and Russia were about to go to war. She was really quite concerned about this and saw it, at the time, as an impending probability. Given the
saber rattling that was happening on both sides and the way the previous administration and NATO were behaving, it was not surprising to me.
Well, since the election and its unexpected (well, for some) outcome, that talk has died down.
I am not following the whole Russian/Trump thing. I really don't care. What I do know is that whereas tensions were high between the two countries as
late as last November, things have calmed down considerably (even with the tension in Syria). I am grateful for that.