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Russia: US lied about absence of Al-Qaeda in Syria

Putin calls John Kerry a liar in terms of the “absence of Al Qaeda” in Syria.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has watched the recent debates at the US Congress, including the speeches of US Secretary of State John Kerry about the Syrian conflict, Al Qaeda in Syria, and the financial sponsoring by the totalitarian dictatorships of Qatar and Saudi Arabia in order to launch a US-led military invasions of Syria to topple the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government in the capital, Damascus.

For example, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, already proven to be a liar, said during a debate in the US Congress that there would be no Al-Qaeda fighters in Syria. Of course, he lied. Even the Russian President Vladimir Putin has made this fact clear in a recent statement about the statements by John Kerry in terms of the absence of Al-Qaeda in Syria on Wednesday.

Russia’s President said that the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda is one of the key forces that support the “Syrian opposition.” Putin made these new remarks in terms of John Kerry and his lies about Syria in a televised event at a meeting of Russia’s presidential human rights council yesterday.

Vladimir Putin further pointed out that he has watched the debates in the US Congress and saw as a congressman asked John Kerry whether Al-Qaeda is in Syria. The US Secretary of State answered with the lie that there would be no Al-Qaeda forces in Syria.

John Kerry said: “No, we are telling you responsibly that they are not.” Obviously a lie under the consideration of all the information, news, videos, pictures and the black flags (of al-Qaeda) from and in Syria. Putin testified that the main combat unit of the “Syrian rebels” is the so-called “al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda unit.” (Jabhat al-Nusra / al-Nusra Front)

Russia’s President Putin then underlined that the U.S. administration as well as President Barack Obama in Washington are aware of that and said that the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has lied in his statements and that “he knows that he lied. This is sad,” Vladimir Putin said.

Putin added to his remarks in terms of the lies by John Kerry about Syria in front of the US Congress and towards American congressmen that it would be beyond the authority of the Congress in the United States to sanction a military strike on Syria. Vladimir Putin further stated that the only thing they are sanctioning is “aggression, because anything outside the UN Security Council (UNSC) framework is aggression, except for self-defence. But, as we know, Syria is not attacking the US, so this isn’t about defence.”

For the Russian President, this is “inadmissible in principle,” and he explained yesterday in the televised event that the U.S. administration in Washington had expected that the “Syrian rebels would defeat the pro-government troops” and that there would never be a need for a US ground invasion into the Arab country. “But the Syrian government just a short time ago appeared likely to win the war,” Putin said afterwards.

U.S. Secretary Kerry at a Senate hearing.
U.S. Secretary Kerry at a Senate hearing.

Russia’s President has then asked the rhetorical question why Washington is saying that no single US soldier will appear in Syria, and answered the question himself. Putin responded to his own rhetorical question with the words that the U.S. administration of Barack Obama thought that it would be unnecessary to send US soldiers to Syria because they were convinced that “those militants will cope on their own,” and that the only stuff that is needed would be the support by means and equipment for these militants as “they don’t have a planes, missile equipment.” He concluded his statement with the words: “Well, they’ll get it, right now.”

Putin also questioned the reliability of the alleged evidence in the hands of the United States against the Syrian government and the accusations that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) would have used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. The President said in his statements that it was absurd to assume that the Syrian governance and President Assad would have decided to use such weapons at a point when it was about to defeat the foreign-backed terrorists and jihadists on Syrian soil.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, also stated that the position of their opponents is weak in terms of the alleged evidence and that this aggression “has no excuse.” Vladimir Putin also said in his statements from yesterday that a Congress of any country is able “to sanction such things. They are sanctioning aggression, because anything that is beyond the UN Security Council framework, except self-defence, is aggression.”

Putin also underlined the following situation:

“What the US Senate is doing now is in fact legitimizing aggression and we have all glued ourselves to the TV screens and are waiting to see whether there will be a sanction or not. What we should be talking about is that this is absurd in principle.”

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