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Putin presses US Congress over Syria, says Kerry lied
Reuters ^ | September 4, 2013

Posted on 09/04/2013 8:27:20 AM PDT by don-o

(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an "act of aggression".

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In remarks that could raise tension further before he hosts President Barack Obama and other G20 leaders on Thursday, Putin also said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lied to Congress about the militant group al Qaeda's role in the Syrian conflict.

"They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not'," Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.

"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: kerrylies; obamasyriaattack; putin; russia; syriachemicalattack; syriarebels
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 8:27:20 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I absolutely hate admitting this, but I like old Vlad more and more as this Marxist faggot continues to flush America down the world’s toilet.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 8:29:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: don-o
"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

What's sad is that our enemies have more credibility than our own government.

3 posted on 09/04/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: don-o

Rats never let a little thing called truth get in their way.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 8:30:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: don-o

Well for one thing you can’t tell by looking at Kerry’s face


5 posted on 09/04/2013 8:30:25 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: don-o

Must be satire. [/s]


6 posted on 09/04/2013 8:31:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Puty calling out Lurch’s lies. Love it.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 8:31:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: don-o

8 posted on 09/04/2013 8:33:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: molson209
Well for one thing you can’t tell by looking at Kerry’s face

Which one?

I have a hard time looking at Kerry, period. That is one ugly ass man.

9 posted on 09/04/2013 8:33:44 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o
"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

Amazing that the Russian leader has exponentially better insight into the situation than anyone in our government.

10 posted on 09/04/2013 8:35:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: molson209

You shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 8:36:00 AM PDT by kabar
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To: don-o

Kerry is a liar


12 posted on 09/04/2013 8:37:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

13 posted on 09/04/2013 8:37:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o
A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not',"


14 posted on 09/04/2013 8:39:52 AM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live...)
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To: don-o

At least half of the communists Democrats that occupy Washington are garbage. Kerry was and always will be a liar. Putin, at least, has no fear from us and honestly would believe him before the King Obama/Kerry lying machine.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 8:43:22 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: don-o

Obama is the ultimate product of the “False Self Esteem” movement in the USA.

He still can’t deal with the reality that everyone isn’t thrilled to eat his crap with a wooden spoon.

He is stunned that anyone would challenge him - after all, the republicans always roll over without him even asking.

Now he is out of the toybox and in the real world and I suspect he is about to get a dose of harsh reality.

Obama gets us in these jams with his amatuerish attemmpts at foreign diplomacy in the middle east.
Now his childish buffoonery will once again get innocent people killed.

It is too bad we can’t demand that Obama settle this mano-a-mano between him and Putin in a Death-Match Cage.

But Obama would probably wimp out and send Michelle in as his ringer.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 8:45:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: don-o; HomeAtLast

Spitball...ping!


17 posted on 09/04/2013 8:51:34 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: don-o


If someone lies for a purple heart what wouldn't they lie for?

18 posted on 09/04/2013 8:51:35 AM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live...)
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To: kcvl

I have a hard time looking at Kerry, period. That is one ugly ass man.

He sure is ugly. Inside and out.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 8:53:56 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: McGruff

Putin is now the 2013 Swiftboater.

Amazing the leader of Russia publicly calls the US SOS a liar.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 8:56:01 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade

Why aren’t any of our Generals planning a coup right now? Will they wait to take action until after a no vote and obama pushes full steam ahead anyway?


21 posted on 09/04/2013 9:01:49 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Col Frank Slade; All

Imagine a Russian saying such about any past American leader. Would the msm ignore such a statement as they are? (per real time google search - only the blogosphere is picking this up)


22 posted on 09/04/2013 9:02:02 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

These world leaders going at it. Putin going over BO’s head. Now he feels like we do.

Doesn’t conjure up images of Reagan, Lady Thatcher and John Paul II


23 posted on 09/04/2013 9:03:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: don-o

Well, Putin is wrong. The US Congress can authorize acts of war regardless of what the UN wants. We don’t need anyone’s permission, much like Medvedev (with Putin’s backing obviously) didn’t need our permission when he attacked Georgia.

That said, we hope our elected representatives show proper restraint before they authorize war. They aren’t elected to simply rubber stamp whatever a president wants. Otherwise, why would they need to even vote in the first place? If they’re a rubber stamp, they’re basically handing the power to declare war to presidents. All hail King Obama, eh?


24 posted on 09/04/2013 9:03:13 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: oldbrowser

“What’s sad is that our enemies have more credibility than our own government.”

Any chance we could swap a lying Marxist POS (Obama) for Putin??? Putin would know more listen to the American people than Obama does but then he’s already more conservative than McCain, Graham or Obama! What does that tell you about the state of this nation???


25 posted on 09/04/2013 9:06:20 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: CitizenUSA

I agree with your major premise. I guess it was Harry Truman started us down this tradition of undeclared war. It’s a blight upon the Republic.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 9:10:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Kerry lieing? Doesn't he know that Kerry served in Viet Nam?

ROFL

27 posted on 09/04/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: rarestia

I hear yeah, what the heck? I’m beginning to believe our government are the ‘bad guys’ in USA vs Russia.

I didn’t defect, my government defected me!


28 posted on 09/04/2013 9:20:05 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: rarestia

After the Benghazi lies, there’s NO WAY I believe what our government is telling us as truth.


29 posted on 09/04/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: don-o

It’s plain clear to everybody that al-Quaeda has carried out that chemical attack with the backing of its Saudi sponsors. No wonder Hussein Obama does all he can to eventually de-Christianize the Middle East (10 per cent of Syria’s population are Christians whom Bashar Assad and his late father have always protected), but what’s in it for Kerry, McCain, Boehner and others?
Can somebody explain?


30 posted on 09/04/2013 9:23:41 AM PDT by Altenkrug
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To: rarestia

Like Mama taught us, once you start telling lies you have to tell more lies to cover.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: rarestia

Side with the Devil and you lose!!!


32 posted on 09/04/2013 9:25:07 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I think we have to be really careful with our attitude toward Putin. Like the Democrats, he doesn’t want the best for our country. Like many here, I enjoy watching him play Obama for the fool he is. I mean, he is the only person I see who is standing up to the dumbbell. At the same time, it is a very serious situation when we have such distrust, and contempt for our elected leaders that we are looking to a former enemy as a leader. I also don’t have any faith Obama knows what he is doing destabilizing all the countries in the middle east. It would be great to think we have intelligent people that think they know where this will end, but this administration is staffed by the least qualified people available.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 9:30:18 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

Putin is no angel for sure.

Obama is just a dumb amature.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: rarestia
I absolutely hate admitting this, but I like old Vlad more and more as this Marxist faggot continues to flush America down the world’s toilet.

Same here & the elites/commies has give us something worse in each presidential election so when you hear it can't get worse - it certainly can.

35 posted on 09/04/2013 9:35:01 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Altenkrug
My question also: What is in it for them?

Somebody suggested that J. Boehner might be blackmailed, maybe because of his daughter Lindsay who married a Jamaican construction worker with dreadlocks, weird hats, and at least one drug arrest. As to John McCain, for some reason the words Manchurian Candidate comes to mind.

36 posted on 09/04/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Java4Jay
I agree. The Benghazi lie were over the top. Then the IRS scandals. And we are expected to believe our government that even failed to act when the four Americans were killed?
37 posted on 09/04/2013 9:44:25 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: don-o

Never thought I say this but Vlad’s da man!


38 posted on 09/04/2013 9:48:24 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Putin is no angel for sure. Obama is just a dumb amature.

I’d bet Putin fears Christ as Obama doesn’t.


39 posted on 09/04/2013 9:52:37 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Altenkrug

Qatari gas pipeline to Europe. This may be why many of the euros were for the strikes originally and also why Russia is vociferous in support of Assad. Qatari gas would compete directly with Russian gas which currently enjoys a near-monopoly in Europe.


40 posted on 09/04/2013 10:03:12 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Java4Jay

Benghazi? Benghazi has disappeared down the memory hole. Best not to mention it again.


41 posted on 09/04/2013 10:04:17 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Deathtomarxists

You mean the homos in the Pentagon?


42 posted on 09/04/2013 10:06:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: don-o

Putin must be one of those Swiftboat guys.


43 posted on 09/04/2013 10:09:13 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: CitizenUSA
They aren’t elected to simply rubber stamp whatever a president wants. Otherwise, why would they need to even vote in the first place?

I believe that is the key point. They are elected to look after the USA and it's citizens. That is their priority.

Spending a fortune on a foreign civil war where both sides hate us, with money we have to borrow from another adversary of ours?
How could that be in "our" best interest?

44 posted on 09/04/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: don-o

The Brits gave the world a civics lesson last week. I’m praying Congress does the same. U.S. credibility will not be hurt by this, it will be enhanced.


45 posted on 09/04/2013 10:18:19 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: don-o

A real problem.

-The driveby media successfully took down an American President, Richard Nixon.
-The tried and failed to take down Reagan. Look how much time they took on Iran-Contra-gate, only to have Lt Col Oliver North turn the tables on them.
-They decided to get even by going after GHW Bush as some kind of goofy elitist by making him look like an idiot because he never saw a bar code scanner.
-The driveby media GAVE us Clinton by pumping up a third party under Ross Perot, who never had a chance. Do watch how they ignore third parties when it’s a democrat in the White House.
-They disparaged GW Bush to the point of making him a pariah.
-They were ready to give us Hillary but Obama snatched that away, which was fine by them. Now any criticism of Obama is either swept away or called racism.

For 50-75 years, liberal elitists in the press have ruled American politics, and therefore the world, and still do.


46 posted on 09/04/2013 10:24:58 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: don-o
When was the last time you saw Russia taking a stand against us this way????

These idiots are taking us right into WWIII if they do not start thinking.

47 posted on 09/04/2013 10:29:27 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Justa
Qatari gas pipeline to Europe. This may be why many of the euros were for the strikes originally and also why Russia is vociferous in support of Assad. Qatari gas would compete directly with Russian gas which currently enjoys a near-monopoly in Europe.

Which gives Russia a national economic interest in saving Assad which we do not have and thus a reason to fight against us if we stick our noses in. If Europe wants that gas pipeline then they need to do the dirty work themselves we have no national interest in helping al Quaeda over Russia's historic dictator partner just so Europe can outmaneuver Russia on oil.

We definetly do not have a national interest in bombing Assad and leaving those WMDs in al Qaeda's hands.

48 posted on 09/04/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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