By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Much talk has centered on Russia and the United States and how they might butt heads in and around Syria.
Leaders from Russia and the US are seen standing in front of the United Nations and appearing on television announcing contradictory plans for Syria.
But his relationship with the United States vis a vis Syria is not the only pressing diplomatic situation for Putin.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, Vladimir Putin addressed the issue of Russia and Israel in Syria. Putin said that they, the Russians, "must respect Israel's interest" in Syria. But Putin continued saying that he was "worried."
Putin is clearly worried about Israeli strikes into Syria as happened only days ago as a result of rockets being fired into Israel from Syria.
Last week Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu flew to Moscow to speak with Putin. It was a cordial encounter. By the time their meeting came to a conclusion - with the clock ticking closer and closer towards Yom Kippur, the two leaders were able to cobble out a workable solution, but the situation is still potentially explosive.
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