Skip to comments.Russia says Western attack on Syria would be ‘catastrophic’
Posted on 08/26/2013 3:40:57 PM PDT by kronos77
MOSCOW A Western military attack on Syria will only create more problems in the region, lead to more bloodshed and result in the same sort of catastrophe as previous Western interventions in Iraq and Libya, Russias foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said Monday.
Hysteria is growing and confrontation is incited, Lavrov said in what he portrayed as an emergency press conference. He said the United States and its European allies have condemned the regime of Bashar al-Assad without any evidence that it actually used chemical weapons in an assault on a Damascus suburb on Aug. 21.
China's president aims to clean up Communist Party from within while also silencing external critics. Russia condemns hysteria over Syria Will Englund AUG 26 As Assad regimes stalwart ally, Moscow says the West is ready to act before evidence is in hand.
Turkey, Britain and France all indicated on Monday that they would back the Obama administration if it decides to take action against Syria in response to the alleged attack, even without a United Nations mandate.
Russia has been a stalwart ally of Assad, refusing to allow United Nations action to intervene in Syrias conflict. On Monday, the newspaper Izvestia published an interview with Assad in which he warned the West against military intervention and noted that Russia continues to sell arms to Damascus under the terms of existing contracts.
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Now who are you gpoing to believe?
A Russian or John F’in Kerry—band aid hero of Vietnam, Traitor who met with Viet Cong in Paris, worked with Jane Fonda Tossed away his medals. Murdered a wounded Teen aged Viet Cong soldier in cold blood, testified against American Soldiers and called them terrorists.
Doesn’t take me long to decide. I believe the Russian.
It’s a very sad state of affairs. The credibility of the US government has fallen so low that its Russian rivals seem more credible, and its respect for the rights of its citizens has deteriorated to such extent that whistleblowers take asylum in Russia.
Barry will do anything to wag the dog and take focus off of Banghazi and all the other scandals this regime is trying to make go away. He is using Kerry as a front so that anything that comes of this he can be “hands off”. Stay tuned folks.
I suspect the average FReeper (myself included) would vote for Putin over either Hillary! or NJFatboy if those were the 2016 nominees.
Anything that hurts Syria and Iran will make Pootie_Poot sad.
Barry is working hard to establish a caliphate and nothing or nobody is going to stop him..
They’re right. Chemical weapons are being used by BOTH sides. We have no horse in this race. Let them sort it out, and may God have mercy on innocents Syria.
I don’t think he’ll go to war anyway. It would destroy Democrats in the Midterms. Something like 80% of the country is opposed.
Well if Israel and Syria go to war,thanks to Obama, the effects around the world could be staggering. I don’t think he’s worried about some mid term elections here.
KGB Putin thinks the destruction of his beloved Soviet Union was a catastrophe too.
Careful what you wish for . . . but if FReepers are as stupid as you "suspect," then we deserve Putin.
I’m pretty sure Zer0 won’t do anything. He doesn’t have any balls.
Have you ever known Obama to worry about anything but elections? He let our diplomats die while he planned a Vegas fundraiser for crying out loud. Its all about furthering his agenda. Sure, he’d love to help the Jihadis, but it might be bridge too far. Goal #1 is turning America into a Marxist utopia.
I doubt Israel is too worried about Syria right now. Countries usually aren’t very good at fighting civil wars and international wars at the same time.
If you vote for Putin, you get a leader with huge brass b*lls. The guy can be a scream at times. Great sense of humor.
And vastly more coherent.
Putin is hiding out. Letting his foreign minister do the talking and display inPutince.
If you think Putin is Iran’s ally, you have your head so far up your a** that you have Obama’s inner ear.
You know your country is in trouble when you side with the Russians over your own President and SOS. Sad but true.
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