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Putin on Syria at G20: ‘Kerry’s Lies Are Pathetic’

21st Century Wire says…

John Kerry should either resign, be sacked, or get arrested – for misleading the American people, and the international community about the facts, as well as Washington’s agenda with regards to Syria.

As the final day of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia commences, leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict.

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened up on the issue of US claims of evidence implicating Bashar al Assad in the recent chemical attack, and has called out US Secretary of State John Kerry for lying. 

Putin said of Kerry. “And he knows that he lies. That’s pathetic.”

During the Senate Foreign Relations Rubber Stamp Committee Hearing on Tuesday, another Senator asked Kerry whether it was “basically true” that Syria’s rebels had “become more infiltrated by al-Qaeda over time,” to which Kerry responded, “No, that is actually basically not true. It’s basically incorrect”, said Reuters.

Putin added, “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”‘ 

Meanwhile, Russia ‘has compiled 100-page report containing accessible and available evidence which indicates that Syrian rebels carried out the alleged ‘chemical weapons attack’ on August 21,2013. More from Time Magazine…

Simon Shuster
Time Magazine

It was not the most diplomatic way to start a summit of world leaders. On Sept. 4, the day before Russian President Vladimir Putin begins hosting the G-20 summit in his hometown of St. Petersburg, he accused the Obama Administration of lying to Congress, and said U.S. lawmakers were being suckered into approving a military strike against Syria. “We talk with these people. We assume that they are decent. But he lies,” Putin said of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “And he knows that he lies. That’s pathetic.”

The remarks, which seemed more fitting for a barroom scrap than a Kremlin statement, came on the eve of an urgent global debate about how to respond to the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus last month. At least with regards to that issue, Putin’s tone left little room to hope for compromise, or even civility, at the G-20 or on its sidelines. President Barack Obama still put on a brave face as he headed to St. Petersburg on Wednesday, retaining some optimism about the prospects of the Kremlin changing its line on the Syrian question. “Do I hold out hope that Mr. Putin may change his position on some of these issues? I’m always hopeful, and I will continue to engage him,” Obama said at a press conference in Sweden, which he was visiting before continuing on to Russia.

IMAGE: John Kerry was put in his job so that the true architect of the Syrian War, Hillary Clinton, would not be tarnished by her handy work.

Read more: http://world.time.com/2013/09/04/putin-sets-uncompromising-tone-ahead-of-g-20-summit/#ixzz2e6SjdT2w



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