Missed Connections, UN-Russia Edition

Don’t feel bad, Carl Icahn. Remember when you couldn’t get Steve Ballmer on the blower? Well, it happens to the best of us:

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has so far been unable to contact Russian President Dmitry Medvedev by telephone to discuss the crisis in Georgia, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday.

I can’t help but be reminded of the classic scene from Dr Strangelove, featuring US president Merkin Muffley:

Alright, well, listen… who should we call? Who should we call, Dimitri? The people…? Sorry, you faded away there. The People’s Central Air Defense Headquarters. Where is that, Dimitri? In Omsk. Right. Yes. Oh, you’ll call them first, will you? Uh huh. Listen, do you happen to have the phone number on you, Dimitri? What? I see, just ask for Omsk Information…

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