NEW YORK—Speaking over a bottle of Leoville Barton Bordeaux, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama stared deeply into each other’s eyes. It had been over two hours and twenty minutes and neither Putin nor Obama had said a word. It was a chess match, or just a wordless exchange between two men mentally undressing each other.
“We didn’t exactly know what was going on between Putin and Obama,” said a U.N. official standing nearby. “It looked like they were sizing each other up, or in love.”
Eventually, prior to the clock striking hour three of the meeting, they began speaking. Reports show that the conversation hit on Syria and both the common ground, as well as the stark differences they feel regarding the Bashar al-Assad lead-regime. While Obama is adamant that al-Assad cannot be in power if civil war is going to cease, Putin stands strong behind his long-time ally and criticizes the U.S. effort to aid rebels.
“At the end of the day, will anything come from this? Eh…,” said an Obama advisor. “But it’s significant, nonetheless. Who knows where this will lead? Next week, Putin and Obama may take a long walk on the beach of the Caspian Sea, or drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.”
“Word is that Putin has always wanted to go shirtless on a horse in Big Sur.”