Skip to comments.Putin presses US Congress over Syria, says Kerry lied
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".
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."
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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.
What's sad is that our enemies have more credibility than our own government.
Rats never let a little thing called truth get in their way.
Well for one thing you can’t tell by looking at Kerry’s face
Must be satire. [/s]
Puty calling out Lurch’s lies. Love it.
I have a hard time looking at Kerry, period. That is one ugly ass man.
Amazing that the Russian leader has exponentially better insight into the situation than anyone in our government.
You shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Kerry is a liar
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.
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.
I have a hard time looking at Kerry, period. That is one ugly ass man.
He sure is ugly. Inside and out.
Putin is now the 2013 Swiftboater.
Amazing the leader of Russia publicly calls the US SOS a liar.
Why arent 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?
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)
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
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?
“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???
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.
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!
After the Benghazi lies, there’s NO WAY I believe what our government is telling us as truth.
Its 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 Syrias population are Christians whom Bashar Assad and his late father have always protected), but whats in it for Kerry, McCain, Boehner and others?
Can somebody explain?
Like Mama taught us, once you start telling lies you have to tell more lies to cover.
Side with the Devil and you lose!!!
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.
Putin is no angel for sure.
Obama is just a dumb amature.
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.
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.
Never thought I say this but Vlad’s da man!
Putin is no angel for sure. Obama is just a dumb amature.
I’d bet Putin fears Christ as Obama doesn’t.
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.
Benghazi? Benghazi has disappeared down the memory hole. Best not to mention it again.
You mean the homos in the Pentagon?
Putin must be one of those Swiftboat guys.
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?
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.
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.
These idiots are taking us right into WWIII if they do not start thinking.
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.