21st Century Wire says…
To have a world leader saying this on a global stage is unparalleled.
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Speaking last week at an annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Putin said that the U.S. had been using terrorists throughout the Middle East as “a battering ram to overthrow regimes they don’t like.”
He said, “It’s always hard to play a double game – to declare a fight against terrorists but at the same time try to use some of them to move the pieces on the Middle Eastern chessboard in your own favour.”
Putin is, of course, referring to the massive amounts of Western support that has been placed behind the terrorists forces in Syria in an attempt to overthrow the internationally recognised, and legally legitimate leader, Bashar al-Assad.
Speaking of legitimacy, Putin had this to say: “The so-called Islamic State has taken control of a huge territory. How was that possible? Think about it: if Damascus or Baghdad are seized by the terrorist groups, they will be almost the official authorities, and will have a launchpad for global expansion. Is anyone thinking about this or not?“
Evidently, then, a government run by Assad is infinitely better than a government run by terrorists (or no government at all, as is the case in Libya).
Putin hits a bullseye when taking aim at Western foreign policy. (Photo Credit: Premier.gov.ru)
The Russian President also raised questions about the alleged existence of ‘moderate’ terrorists, saying: “There’s no need to play with words and split terrorists into moderate and not moderate. I would like to know what the difference is.“
In an attempt to thwart further Western attempts to support supposed ‘moderates’, Russia has now deployed the world’s most advanced aerial defence system in Syria; effectively placing a bubble of security around key areas of the nation state.
Russia airstrikes managed to wipe out 40% of ISIS’s infrastructure in just one week, causing both embarrassment for the West and infighting amongst jihadist groups fighting for control of what little they have left.
Putin himself has made a habit of speaking the truth about Western foreign policy, most recently embarrassing a BBC journalist for asking a truly ridiculous question.
READ MORE ON THE SYRIAN CRISIS: 21st Century Wire Syria Files