A Russian official involved with the G20 Summit is sharing secrets and he's no spy, according to Reuters on Friday. This particular espionage involved at the highest levels of government isn't about national security; it's about the economy.
The leak from the Russians involves the economy and what the overall group of prominent world leaders is expected to say in their official communique today, which is basically to tell Americans what they already know: the economy is in the tank still but it is slightly improving, and the crisis isn't over. You already knew that, right?
Americans received more enlightening news from Dr. Henry Kissinger during the Greta Van Susteran interview this week, when he said that everyone should just hold their horses and let diplomatic maneuvers run their course between Pres. Obama and Pres. Putin, as he was confident that would happen during an unannounced meeting of the two men. Learning that men at the highest levels of two countries routinely meet without the knowledge of the press despite their public stances of difference is better news than learning that 20 world leaders are going to tell us all what we already know.
Heck, if all the G20 does is parrot the same ole, same ole news then maybe they should be doing something a bit more adventurous, like John McCain did when he couldn't stomach the boring senate hearing this week, pulling out his phone to play poker. I mean really, shouldn't the Summit be a tad more enlightening than this after that many world leaders get together?
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