President Medvedev sent Happy Birthday wishes to president Obama today. It just so happens that the Georgian conflict was the topic of discussion.
Meanwhile, Russia is in discussion with North Korea on wanting to lay a gas pipeline across North Korea.
But in the same breath, Russia is talking tough on sanctions against North Korea.
How would that play out in negotiating a deal on laying a gas pipeline across North Korea's land?
As for the release of the journalists in North Korea, great news, but there is the BUT as in what did North Korea get?
The mainstream news is putting a fanciful spin on this, BUT the North Koreans just didn't give up the journalists without some payback.