After the G20 conference in Moscow wrapped up, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had a message foer Americans about the folly of going to war in support of Al Qaeda’s effort to overthow the Assad regime and replace it with an Islamic theocracy.
I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the translation.
You Americans are dumb. Today, Russia and America are fighting each other over fighting the Muslim radicals. Instead, we should be uniting to crush these violent Islamists, once and for all.
You Americans want to remove my ally, the Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad. To borrow a phrase from your John F. Kennedy, Assad may be a son-of-a-bitch, but hes my son-of-a-bitch.
So if you want to destroy him, what are you going to give me in return? If your answer is, We will give you nothing, well, why would I ever agree to that? Thats not negotiation, thats dictation; its a return to the bad Yeltsin days, when Holy Mother Russia was pushed into the mud like a used whore.
Look, Ill be the first to say that Obamas red line comment was dumb. Its obvious he hadnt thought it through; one can see it in the words he used to express his policy. He said that the red line would be crossed if a whole bunch of chemical weapons were used. What kind of language is that? How does one quantify a whole bunch? This is the President of the High-and-Mighty United States, and hes talking like a schoolboy? All for this silliness over sarin in Syria?
Do I think that Assad did it? Gassed those people? I dont know; Ive never asked him. Hes certainly capable of it, and yet only the Americans think that the case against Assad is a slam dunk. Everyone else agrees that the case is murky. Everyone else follows the first rule of intelligence-gathering: Consider the sourcenamely, the pro-rebel media. In this instance, the rebels were losing, and then they got gassedand now Uncle Sam is rushing to their side. How convenient.
Syrian Rebels Execute Two Teenage Boys For The Crime Of Supporting Assad
I decided not to embed this video because it shows the victims actually being shot.
Syrian Rebels execute government soldiers – are these the people Barack Hussein Obama is so eager to commit america to supporting? They surely are.
Rebels execute government soldiers in Syria – New York Times