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Putin Puts Obama in Hot Seat: ‘What Will You Do If Rebels Are Ones Using Chemical Weapons?’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has a strange way of speaking straightforwardly, without all the artificial and “morally superior” airs one expects from Western politicians.

Putin to Obama: What will you do if it turns out that the armed rebels are the ones who used weapons of mass destruction?

Earlier, for example, he wondered why Western leaders were supporting cannibals in Syria:

You will not deny that one does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras. Are these the people you want to support? Is it them who you want to supply with weapons? Then this probably has little relation to humanitarian values that have been preached in Europe for hundreds of years.

Putin was referring to the notorious video of a jihadi leader biting into the organs of a Syrian soldier while screaming Islamic slogans.

Now, the straightforward Russian has asked another equally important and straightforward question — the sort of question so full of common sense that most Western politicians never expect to hear a fellow politician asking (and, as usual, one the Western media have failed to report on, though Arabic media is abuzz with it).

In a videotaped interview published today concerning U.S. attempts to go to war in Syria, not only did Putin criticize Secretary of State John Kerry’s  dissembling concerning the nature of the Syrian opposition, but he also said:

There is another question: if it turns out that the armed rebels are the ones who used weapons of mass destruction, what will the United States do with the armed rebels?  And what will it do with those sponsoring the rebels? Will they stop supplying them with arms? Will they start fighting against them?

Indeed.  Considering that invading Syria is almost entirely being rationalized in the context of Assad violating the human rights of others, what will the U.S. — Obama, Kerry, McCain, et. al. — do if it turns out that the al-Qaeda led rebels are, in fact, the ones using such weapons, as significant evidence already indicates?

Probably what they are doing now: continue misleading Americans and go to war anyway, since — and once again — this has nothing to do with chemical weapons.

Update: RT posted the video and translation of Putin’s questions regarding what the U.S. would do if it turns out the rebels used chemical weapons (here, around the four-minute mark).

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  • Michelle

    I never thought the day would come where I cheer a Russian leader(and exKGB at that) for his common sense, sanity and true leadership qualities over a US president whose reign has well surpassed Carter’s as the WORST over the last century. But more to the point feckless Obama has so severely damaged the US in the eyes of the sane (ie non PC leftist)world that it will take decades to repair the damage, if possible.
    How sane men can support a fool like this(and Cameron) makes you actually want to believe in an Elysium style conspiracy ruling this world.

    • Mary Fnord

      Carter was the only decent President since JFK.

      • WhoMeToo

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaaa!!!!!! XD

      • DazEng

        Are you high?

        • John Liozeris

          Well, actually I am high. And Carter was and is a decent man, who was taken advantage of by what would become known as neo-conmen in the decades following.

          • Halfamonkey

            Carter was, and is a very decent person. The problem is that he is also a complete fool. He didn’t need anyone to make a fool of him. Well meaning fools have left a trail of destruction throughout history.

    • darthangel

      If the US had a president who was as committed to our national interests as Putin is to his people’s interests, the US would be a lot better off.
      You are right, its a sad day when the US has to look to Russia to see real, level-headed leadership. And only the gullible believe the Russian position is about their one port in Syria. Fact is Russia does not want another mess like Afghanistan in its neighborhood.

      • sentient guillotine

        In fact, Putin isn’t committed to his people’s intereststs, he is just able to talk sence, in contrary to ravings of Obama.

  • will249fyi

    Putin is right? What he is saying is if you don’t have confirmed proof , what is your justification ? Obama is acting like a gang leader in some jail house fight . He’s okay with the fight as long as his side is winning [ MB] but let the other side get the upper hand and then it’s time to send in more bullies. The only thing is he’s running out of bullies and now it’s time to force other people to get into the muck or face his retaliation. It wouldn’t surprise me if he won’t induce the draft if he needed more forced- bullies.

    • muslimmustgo

      Kind of like the same analogy for all of these black thugs attacking whites,is this the mentality that the usurper is tweeting to “his”people!!??

    • Dogzzz

      That awkward moment when he realises that the only people he will help are those who flew planes into the two towers on September 11th 2001.

  • calico_kitty

    Personally I am no great fan of Putin, but his demeanor is that of a world leader, and much of what he’s saying here is the truth. We still do not know who used any chemicals, if any were actually used. .Terrorists are well-known for phony videos and Kerry is a notorious liar. Obama is, as usual, all about himself and could give a hoot less about those deaths or any other deaths and destruction over there, for that matter. Many Americans do not believe him and his minions, we do not support this action and are appalled and disturbed by his behavior. We have not forgotten Benghazi or the fast/furious debacle as well.

    • ViniVidi

      A UN Commission found no evidence that the Syrian Army used chemical weapons… “There are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas… THIS WAS USED ON THE PART OF THE OPPOSITION, THE REBELS.”
      -Carla Del Ponte

    • Helpfulhippy

      Perhaps your not being a great fan of Putin has much to do with the extreme vilification campaign that seems to accompany every mention of his name. You may come to admire the man.

  • dan cooper

    Obama offered to discuss this with Putin over a nice meal of DOG ALA-CART. Comfort food for Obama.

  • nightwisp

    That face Obama is pulling looks like the south end of a Northbound mule.

  • Sooriamoorthy

    I wonder why it took so long for Putin for anyone in fact to raise these questions.

    • C101

      Actually a lot of people in power have been asking the questions, the paid for propaganda media simply don’t cover those.

      • Sven

        Doesn’t change how people feel. That’s what CNN can’t understand. That’s why their ratings are so low. They think if you spout something long enough it becomes true. Some people may believe it but it doesn’t make it true.

    • Sven

      Putin found strength in gold.

  • harryk300

    The man speaks truthfully. Everyone is screaming that it is vile and wretched to use chemicals on the innocent. The question is this…. Who has used them? Shouldn’t it be the ones who used them that should be stopped? I ask the same question about 911. Who carried out that attack? And whoever did, should they not be punished or stopped? The only proof we have seen as of late and in the not too distant past are the US and their cowardly allies. They have used every dangerous chemical and weapons of destruction since the second world war and today they still bomb and murder countless of the innocent all over the world. Wake up world and stand up for all our lives. The day has come for these murderers to pay the price.

  • Mary Fnord

    I want a man like Vladimir Putin.

  • C101

    How many wars have been started based on fabricated lies propaganda and deception; why should Syria be any different?

    Finally we have a world leader willing to step up to the plate and say no more.

    • darthangel

      Fact is Bush showed the world that a US president can commit war crimes with impunity, that there is no consequence for lying into war.

      So now, until the American people have an investigation and radically new means of transparency in DC, there is no way we can support a new war and not have blood on our hands.

      The question we should be asking every warmonger is: How are you going to prove to the American citizen that if evidence surfaces later that these were lies, the liars will in fact be prosecuted?

      Until you can answer that question, you are nothing but a bloodthirsty hypocrite to be asking for war.

      Democrats: If you support this war, you need to start an immediate investigation of Bush. I dare you to investigate him, but you know you won’t do it because once you’re in power you want the same powers you accused him of using. Prove me wrong or shutup with the war mongering.

  • Anousch

    Putin ,-Keep up the good job

  • Ezra Pound

    To the US Military: END THIS MADNESS NOW! Put down the illegitimate Obama regime! Arrest and depose the treasonous criminals Obama, Kerry, McCain, Graham and any other government employee pushing us to start wars for Israel! END THE MADNESS! We need a military coup NOW! The people will support you!

    • Terr Hoffman

      The obama administration is not supporting Israel they are trying to destroy it!

      • Ezra Pound

        How many hours of TV do you watch a week? Obama was put in office by the Pritzkers and Bronfmans – two of the richest, most powerful zionist Jewish families in the world. America is a Jewish-run country.

  • Reader11722

    The US supports endless wars for Israel, it all started a decade ago after a false flag attack.

    9/11, US and Israel:

    http://www.amazon.com/America-Deceived-II-Possession-interrogation/dp/1450257437

    • GaryTruth

      Thank you for your patriotic courage.

      Now please report to your closest DHS Fema camp for reeducation and rehabilitation.

    • DazEng

      Are you high as well?

  • Drdetroitdanchap

    SAINT JOHN Kerry , The TRUTH TELLER of Viet Nam who ever so courageously exposed the Crimes of his fellow Americans ….So where is SAINT JOHN now that HIS ALLIES are elbow deep in the blood of INNOCENTS ????
    Warmongering Hypocrites:Obama,Boehner,Graham and McCain Will Send Troops to Syria While Refusing to Deploy Soldiers to Secure Our Border With Mexico. The Real National Security Threat.

  • ShaneJohns

    So Obama wants US Taxpayers to pay these guys to oust Syrian President Assad. The moral divide in Syria right now is non-existent. These guys do not represent law. They represent force — nothing more, nothing less. They don’t form a legitimate court of any kind. Yet they carry out death sentences against disarmed prisoners. I will not support such barbarity, and neither should anyone else. Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is also my enemy.

    And why are they executing them? Shouldn’t they be interrogating them for information about those CW munitions used? Or is the reason they’re not interrogating them because they already know the CW was used by the FSA, not Assad?

    Nothing good can come from helping such people militarily. Nothing at all.

    Will Obama change his policy ONE WHIT if he learns, in no uncertain terms, that it was Israel and the Saudis who gave this CW to the rebels. What if he is forced to admit it?

    I don’t think Obama cares at all at this point. He knows where the CW came from. The real question, I think, is whether Obama can stop this from happening. Or perhaps even — would he if he could? I don’t think so. This is a prelude into War with Iran — a very predictable one which I’ve been pointing to for at least 2 years now. Syria must be neutered before any attack on Iran begins — this is a strategic fact that even the generals have admitted.

    The ONLY open-ended war-making power Obama has is the AUMF which grants Obama, in his SOLE DETERMINATION, the right to attack the ones responsible for 9/11. I think he actually DOES have the right to go in, but he dare not use it — because he’d be admitting more about 9/11 than TPTB want. He’d also be going in to attack the Rebels themselves, not Assad.

  • lolshto

    You people should stop sucking up to what a dictator says. He isn’t defending Assad because he’s such a good human being, but because to his benefit.

    • John Liozeris

      According to Larry Sinclair (search if you wish) our president is a dick tater.

  • euqid

    So this is actually what the world has come to? Russia & China become the defenders of truth? I serilously couldn’t even imagine this 10 years ago…But then I was still plugged snuggly into the matrix, fast asleep…

  • Ernie Meyer

    putin has the most to lose if syria falls apart…he is fighting to keep the country together so that Islamic radicals are at arms length

  • Biff Henderson

    Always be prepared

  • Obaaaaaaaama sheep get sheared

    Putin wipes his Arse with obama paper.Citizen of the world lmao.