On Wednesday the Obama administration was caught off guard by Russias rapid rise in Syria. As the Russians began bombing a US-supported militia along the Damascus-Homs highway, Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, at the UN.
November's meeting is going to be tense.
Russia's daring entry into the Syrian war is Vladimir Putin's riskiest move yet to challenge the West, especially President Obama, after he got away with murder in eastern Ukraine.
"Do you realize now what you have done? So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us.
The President of Israel lambasted the body for their praise of the nuclear deal with Iran while failing to speak out against the regime's threats to Israel's existence.