"This internal conflict, fueled by foreign weapons supplied to the opposition, is one of the bloodiest in the world."
Putin is pointing the finger at the United States under the Obama Syndicate. The conflict in Syria is being fueled by U.S. supplied weapons. This is the area of illicit arms trafficking. It is this type of covert action that has set world opinion against the United States. There has been a move to curb the proliferation of military-style small arms to insurgent forces and other non-state actors. On 2 April 2013, the General Assembly adopted the landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to address the following:
"the international trade in conventional arms, from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships. The treaty will foster peace and security by putting a stop to destabilising arms flows to conflict regions. It will prevent human rights abusers and violators of the law of war from being supplied with arms. And it will help keep warlords, pirates, and gangs from acquiring these deadly tools."
This is why Putin states,
"We need to use the United Nations Security Council and believe that preserving law and order in todays 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."
I believe under the definition of "force" comes the idea of weapons proliferation. It is the heart of Fast and Furious, the Benghazi scandal and its coverup. It is this action by the Obama Syndicate that is out of step with UN law and it could wind up blowing up in Zer0's face.
" 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 Lords blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."
I believe Vladimir Putin means to do good. I know he believes in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His father was a communist and atheist, but his mother was a devoted Russian Orthodox Christian. She had Vladimir baptized as an infant, and he attended church with her often. He attends church on a regular basis. Contrast this with the Obama family who rarely attend church.
I agree with most of what you say...
This position also locks in the status quo; it ensures that those in power remain in power and that the ability to replace a repressive regime is removed from the hands of the people.
Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.
Well, 'Fast and Furious' was used against the American right - but other than that the tactics are similar...