posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 05:33 PM
I welcome him.
He's more than welcome to contact me through ATS so we can arrange the finer details, but in essence, what we'll do is a typical Q&A thing where he
supplies me with questions in advance, and vice-versa, and I'll prepare my answers as I'm sure will he. Following that, a 4 hour one-on-one,
off-the-record, round-table, open-bar discussion to which we commit to refrain from disclosing the contents of without the handwritten consent of the
other, but just a slight twist: we are each allowed to be accompanied with one Senior government official from a foreign country of each individual's
choice (i.e.: I being of the USA cannot choose a USA nor Russian dignatory nor can He choose a dignitory from Russia or the USA), and are not
permitted to choose the same country to draw an Official from. If the official(s) chose(n) are not available, THAT OFFICIAL may designate a
replacement SENIOR official of their government or either myself or Medvedev my opt to choose an official from a different country.
Basically making it 4 party talks.
Myself and my "official" will be permitted, for one week's time to collaborate on questions we will present as will Medvedev be permitted to
collaborate with his "official" on their questions. Additionally, mine and Medvedev's will also be permitted one week's time to prepare responses
to the questions after receiving them. Ideally, Q&A exchanges will happen locally, by personal presentation, but barring that possibility, questions
will be transmitted directly between parties via email followed by face-to-face conveyence and confirmation of the contents. In the latter case, an
additional 2 weeks is permitted to accomodate arrangements for travel, etc. or if not possible due to time constraints, the Q&A session may be
extended as necessary to allow for questions to be presented 'immediately' and answers to be researched and in the case of either 'official', have
responses advised by their governments.
The Q&A session will be recorded audibly and may possibly upon mutual agreement be video-recorded. In the advent of the situation where advance
notification of the questions and answers is not possible, visual recording will cease and audible recording of the session(s) will be decided upon by
the parties involved, but at no time will audible recording stop when all parties are present.
Both parties will have the right to remove or otherwise edit sections of the recording(s) but only if all parties involved: myself, Medvedev and the
two "officials" agree to such edits. In the event an agreement cannot be reached with regards to an edit, the question portion will remain and the
answer segment(s) for that question will be removed and replaced with an appropriate notification attested to vocally and visually, if visual
recording is done, by each member present, that the answer could not be satisfactorily answered. This is provided as an option to allow discussion
with regards to situations that upon face-to-face encounter cannot be settled but may reach resolution after some 'off-the-record discussion' and
should this be attainable, the off-the-record disscussion's result will be made 'on-the-record'.
If anyone has any more suggests, feel free to let me know.