Putin Speaks Common Sense

This is Vladimir Putin’s address to the American people from a few days ago…

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

 

By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013

MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. 

Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.

The United Nations’ founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America’s consent the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.

No one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations, which collapsed because it lacked real leverage. This is possible if influential countries bypass the United Nations and take military action without Security Council authorization.

The potential strike by the United States against Syria, despite strong opposition from many countries and major political and religious leaders, including the pope, will result in more innocent victims and escalation, potentially spreading the conflict far beyond Syria’s borders. A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance.

Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, fighting with the opposition, as terrorist organizations. This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world.

Mercenaries from Arab countries fighting there, and hundreds of militants from Western countries and even Russia, are an issue of our deep concern. Might they not return to our countries with experience acquired in Syria? After all, after fighting in Libya, extremists moved on to Mali. This threatens us all.

From the outset, Russia has advocated peaceful dialogue enabling Syrians to develop a compromise plan for their own future. We are not protecting the Syrian government, but international law. We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in today’s complex and turbulent world is one of the few ways to keep international relations from sliding into chaos. The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not. Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council. Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.

It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.”

But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes.

No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.

The world reacts by asking: if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security. Thus a growing number of countries seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This is logical: if you have the bomb, no one will touch you. We are left with talk of the need to strengthen nonproliferation, when in reality this is being eroded.

We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement.

A new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. The United States, Russia and all members of the international community must take advantage of the Syrian government’s willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. Judging by the statements of President Obama, the United States sees this as an alternative to military action.

I welcome the president’s interest in continuing the dialogue with Russia on Syria. We must work together to keep this hope alive, as we agreed to at the Group of 8 meeting in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland in June, and steer the discussion back toward negotiations.

If we can avoid force against Syria, this will improve the atmosphere in international affairs and strengthen mutual trust. It will be our shared success and open the door to cooperation on other critical issues.

My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

Vladimir V. Putin is the president of Russia.

 

Sounds like common sense, doesn’t it? More to come. Wide eyes open. Love to all.

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False Flag Alert This Week

This is it, this is the big week when the US decides or undecides to unleash a military strike against Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime. What will happen?… I have told you what the possibilities are, how the show will play out, now we are almost at the time where we all see what exactly goes down in this most-sticky of situations. This could possibly instigate WORLD WAR 3, and as I’ve said, that is what the globalist pig scum want. So stay alert this week because there is surely something in the works, one way or another, there will be some event this week that alters the course of history. Will Congress vote “NO,” shocking the world and isolating this puppet idiot president, or will they vote “YES,” and adhere to the globalist agenda? That’s what it has come down to, because what you say, what the people say, apparently falls on deaf ears. Everyone says, “NO WAR,” but these pig scum are trying to monger it anyway. Will they succeed, will they win, or will they fall? It is down to a few days now, hours really. Which way will the world turn? If it IS all an orchestration, than any event that furthers their agenda could be coming, hence the week long FALSE FLAG WARNING. These bastards are insane remember, and you can’t predict crazy. They are also desperate, which means expect anything this week, and it should prove eventful to say the least. Just make sure you don’t buy into what the MSM tells you because they are about to really turn up the volume on the “deception” button. More to come. Wide eyes open. Love to all.

100 Missiles in 48 Hours in Syria

 

        In case you aren’t aware by now, we are at the verge of World War 3, yes, World War 3. The USSA is scheduled to begin a missile attack against Syria that will span over 48 hours and consist of about 100 missiles. Despite warnings from China, Russia, and Iran, the US is going to do it anyway. If these missiles are launched, World War 3 begins. Russia has evacuated their citizens, Syria’s elite are fleeing in lieu of these upcoming missile attacks, 4 US warships in the Mediterranean are ready to fire at a moment’s notice, it is only a matter of hours now before we all become involved in worldwide conflict. Do you realize what I am telling all of you? WORLD WAR 3 IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

Again, this all stems from a reported chemical weapons attack carried out by Assad’s government against the Syrian rebels. There are reports that it was staged by the rebels, giving the USSA the false flag they need to unleash their own attack. Whether it is true or not, the globalist pig scum will use that as their reasoning for attacking. Remember, THEY WANT THIS WAR. It doesn’t matter that 91% of Americans say no. It doesn’t matter that the USSA was warned. They have their evil agenda, and they are going to go through with it regardless of what anyone else says. These globalists want most of you to die, want all of it to dissolve into chaos, so they can come back afterward and implement their new world order; one government, one police state, one set of laws for what’s left of a global population to follow. In their minds, there are simply too many of you, the debt has gone too far, everything is so far-gone that the only way to fix it is to wipe the slate clean and begin again. Do you really think the US can pay off a 17 trillion dollar debt? Do you really think it can keep going the way it is and not crumble under the weight it’s own corruption? This is it people, the precipice, and the US government is ready to jump and take as many of you with it as it can. The next 48 hours could be the most crucial historical time EVER faced. Have you thought about what you will do when the US strikes Syria with this missile barrage? What is going to happen after that? Those who warned the US claim that “dire consequences” will occur as a result if the US does in fact attack Syria. What could such “dire consequences” entail? We will all know soon, very soon. So it’s down to this: The US attacks, World War 3 begins, or the US does not attack, and this mess gets stretched out further until they can figure out another way to go forward with their agenda. Either way, the globalist pig scum are sticking to their plan, and nothing will change until these fuckers die and/or are removed from power. Much more coming in the next few days. Wide eyes open. Love to all.