The G8 is in town and they're partying hard in Northern Ireland. The G8 is of course made up of world leaders from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China, Japan and Canada. The G8 to me is just an annual reminder that all these countries have the same agenda on most things and that the rivalries perpetuated between these countries (such as the US and China) amount to nothing other than a show for the media and global audience to keep people divided and confused.
Ideologically all these world leaders are the same, they're all capitalist neoliberals who sway left and right to appease the naysayers when necessary.
However real clashes of interest exist on foreign policy towards non-neoliberal nations, such as Syria who the UK and USA want to bomb to smithereens while Russia and China want to let them solve their own domestic crisis without foreign intervention. Which is in my opinion the most sensible and least dangerous approach to take.
And this was demonstrated when Russian leader Vladimir Putin and David Cameron held a press conference on the issue of Syria. Vladimir Putin stuck to his guns and said without holding back: "I think you will not deny that one does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines, in front of the public and cameras. Are these the people you want to support? Is it them who you want to supply with weapons".
You can watch that press conference here:
However, it was yesterday when a real and somewhat unnoticed TV moment of hell happened to poor David Cameron who was on air on ITV news talking to Alastair Stewart about the crisis in Syria. Alastair Stewart said to Cameron: "Putin said, some of those people you want to arm are the same kind of people (radical Islamists) who are accused of murdering drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, that must have stung"
Cameron quickly replies with the same old repeated mantra of Bashar-Al Assad being evil and that the he needs to be disposed from power ect.. Then Alastair Stewart brings up the fact 57% of British public polled are against the arming of Syrian rebels and nor do most of Cameron's own backbenchers in Parliament and then magically David Cameron says "lost comms" (lost communication/audio) promptly bringing an end to a tough interview which Cameron clearly wasn't enjoying. He was clearly faking the communication loss and you can tell that by looking at his body language shortly before he pretends he can't hear anything during the interview. (You'll see what I mean when you see it, watch the video below and share it around.)