Friday, July 10, 2009

So much for "creative thinking"

The Sakhalin meeting between the Governments of Japan and Russia produced an "agreement" that the Northern Territories Issue would have to be solved by what was termed 'creative thinking'...

The Russians asked for a quiet atmosphere to discuss this... and got it...

Apparently no one considered that the Russian definition of 'creative thinking' involves attempting to resurrect the 1956 Moscow Declaration as if it was either binding (it was interim) or definitive (it wasn't).

This is nothing new. This is the same *damn* noise made by V. Putin years ago when the first serious efforts to resolve this matter were made.

This author, for one, is getting pretty close to going back to the "get off, or we'll push you off" attitude about our islands.

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