Thursday, June 20, 2013

Putin To UK PM:'Syrian Rebels The Same As Those Who Killed UK Soldier In London'


Russian President Vladimir Putin had some words to say at the G8 summit to UK PM David Cameron about the proposed arming of the Syrian rebels, as Russia blocked a joint G8 resolution on ousting the Assad regime:

Arming the Syrian rebels could deliver weapons into the hands of the sort of people who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned.

The Russian president drew a direct parallel with the "violent assassination" of the soldier in Woolwich as he set out his hostility to Western efforts to aid the opposition to Basher Assad's regime.

Mr Putin spoke out at a press conference marking the close of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland which produced a joint position from world leaders that could pave the way for a peace conference to find a way out of the deadly struggle for control of the Middle Eastern country. [...]

Britain and France - both in the G8 - led efforts to lift an EU arms embargo but Prime Minister David Cameron insists no decision to do so has been taken amid a political backlash at Westminster against any such escalation of British involvement.

Asked about the issue, Mr Putin, speaking through an interpreter, defended his decision to continue supplying weapons to the regime, which he said was no more than completing legal contracts.

And in a direct message to Mr Cameron, he added: "Recently the British people suffered a huge loss. It was a tragedy next to his barracks on the streets of London. A violent assassination, a very brutal killing of a British serviceman.

"Clearly the opposition is not composed all of this but many of them are exactly the same as the ones who perpetrated the killing in London.

"If we equip these people, if we arm them what is going to control and verify who is going to have these weapons, including in Europe as well.

"So we call all our partners, before making this dangerous step, think about it very carefully."

Putin is exactly correct. The Syrian jihadis have the same ideology and goals as the British Muslims who grabbed a British soldier in London in broad daylight, chopped his head off while they screamed 'Allahu akbar' and then talked to horrified passerbys about how it was done for the glory of Islam.

While Russia is making a huge mistake aiding and abetting Iran, there's no longer any room for us to badmouth him. Putin, of course, comes from a country with a 400 year history of fighting jihad. The West, particularly President Obama, has gone from at least some degree of resistance to jihad to arming, funding and and training it.


Dan N said...

Putin's correct, In Syria the Obama administration is supporting Murdering Islamic Muslim Terrorists.

louielouie said...

"So we call all our partners, before making this dangerous step, think about it very carefully."

note to vlad, they have.

Geoffrey Britain said...

Regardless of his motivation, for once, Putin is entirely correct in his warning.

7 out of 9 rebels groups in Syria are aligned with either al Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to even left-wing outlet Rueters, Syrian Islamists have seized control from the 'dithering' moderates.

B.Poster said...

American/Western European policy with regards to Syria is bad on so many levels it's hard to know where to begin. First of all the so called "small arms" currently being supplied not only have no chance of changing the course of the battle to the direction of the insurgents but they tend to make Russia very, very p!ssed off. And this only scratches the surface of how bad these policies actually are.

American/Western European leaders need to ask themselves a very serious question. Is Syria worth WWIII? The Russians have made it clear on numerous occasions that they are willing to bring things to this point.

Also, Russia's pledge to Israel that if they simply stay out of things these weapons will not be used against Israel seems a hollow pledge but perhaps such a thing is better than linking themselves with the foolhardy policies of America/Western Europe. Hopefully America/Western Europe will change course.

While I'm not going to argue that Russia is more powerful than America, it does seem questionable whether or not America/Western Europe even have the weapons in their arsenal to even be able to counter Russia's assistance to Syria. Additionally, I'm sure the Sunnis could use some help right now against the Shias/Russia, maybe they should have thought of these things before they attacked us via their al Qaeda affiliate on 9/11/01.

Essentially both Shia and Sunni are our enemies. It would serve us well if both tear each other apart. Unfortunately this does not seem likely.

Essentially with America's national debt and struggling economy the dollar is unlikely to last as world reserve currency for much longer. America's leaders need to be preparing for this eventuality as it is likely to late to prevent it. Essentially we are likely to be looking at a situation where the BRICS which are the union of Russia, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa dominate the world and dictate the terms of trade and other matters of substance on a global level.

Right now the relations of none of the countries with America or Western Europe seems non to cozy. I'd suggest the leaders of these nations start making serious efforts and pronto to change that!!

As for what Israel should do, I'm not sure but I think a good place to start would be to put a distance between themselves and America would be a good place to start. It seems to me that Israel is fully capable of representing its own interests. Freed from American influence, it seems that Israel would/could be even more formidable. It'd likely be a valuable ally to either China or India and perhaps even Russia. Don't "marry" any of these nations though!!

Israel should always remain independent. Maybe it can learn from the mistakes America has made.