Skip to comments.Churkin advises US to use $500 million better than on Syrian rebels (Russian UN Ambassador)
Posted on 06/27/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
THE UNITED NATIONS, June 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The US plans to spend $500 million for training and outfitting Syrian rebels is a step in the wrong direction, Russian Permanent Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday. In his words, 500 million dollars is a very big sum of money. I am sure that it is possible to spend it for something more useful, he told a news conference at the Russian Permanent Mission at the UN.
They (the United States) put the situation on the wrong track, the diplomat said. He said with regret that the US adds fuel to the fire of Syrian conflict instead of seeking a political solution. We noticed that our American partners say that they are not confident whether a successor to Brahimi should be appointed and they are not confident whether talks (between Damascus and opposition) should be resumed. They are sure of nothing, Churkin stated.
Vitaly Churkin urged to take a threat coming from the radicals quite seriously. We faced a threat of creating a terrorist state on the territory between Aleppo and Baghdad. This is real, he told journalists at the UN head office. The diplomat said with confidence that current situation resulted partially from failed inter-Syrian talks. He recalled that the preliminary agenda of talks included four issues, the first one was the fight against terrorism and the second was formation of an interim government. The opposition refused to discuss them separately and talks were foiled.
Taking into account the recent activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it would be better and wiser for them to agree on some joint practical steps for the fight against terrorism and with this in view propose to create some kind of a joint committee for these goals. It would lay a basis for this interim authority all are seeking to create, the Russian permanent representative noted.
He sounds like a Tea Party nut job. /sarc
US taxpayers to Churkin “Spend your own 500 million dollars and leave us out of it.”
Jeez... I agree with the Russian ambassador.
“Jeez... I agree with the Russian ambassador.”
That’s because our own government is in the wrong on almost every issue. The Russians are at least being logical. Assad is the lesser of several evils in Syria. Any arms and training we give to the rebels will eventually be used against the west.
500mil???? for how many? How much is that per let us say 500 isis member’s? good grief.
The world has gone to hell when a Russian ambassador makes more sense than our government.
These Syrian rebels are ISIS right?
When you’ve got a Pickle for a president, a Churkin sounds pretty good.
I’m interested to know just how much of the money and arms we’ve already sent to the rebels in Syria, made their way into the hands of ISIS/ISIL.
Its sad when the Russians make more sense than our own supposed leaders.
Isn't it about time the DC crowd smartened up?
It may wind up as Syrian and Russian forces fighting ISIS with the USA supplying ISIS with weapons and cash.
Its a very dangerous game we are playing at.
But according to the MSM, we want to bomb ISIS. So which supposed Jihadi "friends" is this money supposed to go to? Or is it just being funneled to Saudi proxies?
ITAR-TASS: Information Telegraph Agency of Russia
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Vitaly Churkin: movie actor (including a movie about Lenin), received a PhD. and trained to be a diplomat during the years of the USSR.
A few months ago I came across the name Vitaly Churkin once again. I had my own encounter with a Vitaly Churkin back in 1987 when the worlds media was echoing with disparagements of President Reagans intellect and denunciations of him as a war hawk. Todays Vitaly Churkin is the suave Russian ambassador to the United Nations. Nineteen eighty-sevens Vitaly Churkin was a vitriolic spokesman for the USSRs embassy in Washington. Could they be one and the same?
In 1987 I came home from what had been a heated televised debate with a man named Churkin only to be informed by the brave Soviet dissident then staying at my home, Vladimir Bukovsky, that I had appeared on television with a well-known KGB officer and you did good, Bawb.
When I looked up todays Churkin in Wikipedia, a February 22 New York Times feature, and other sources, I could find no mention of his KGB past. Yet from further research it became obvious that they are the very same: once a Churkin, always a Churkin. How soon Wikipedia, the Times, and other contemporary sources forget even ones KGB connections.
Todays younger generationsthe computer savvy youth, the middle-aged politiciansseem to believe that the past is dead and buried. Yet history has a way of enduring and becoming episodically relevant again. So it has with the return of the KGB in Russia.
Related to contempory U.S. politics.
Vatican cardinal: Iran sanctions shocking
Tehran Times ^ | 09MAR08 | Tehran Times
Posted on Sat 08 Mar 2008 11:39:35 PM MST by familyop
Vaticans President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has voiced surprise over the third round of sanctions against Iran.
Like any other state, Iran is entitled to peaceful use of nuclear energy. This is Vaticans stance toward Irans nuclear issue and it has always been one of our principal policies, Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, said on Thursday.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Irans chargé daffaires to Vatican, Mohammad Hossein Mirzaaqaie.
Martino also noted that Vatican welcomes IAEAs stand and role as well as its recently released report indicating Irans positive cooperation with the agency.
The IAEAs report clearly states Irans cooperation with the agency and urges diplomacy over Tehrans nuclear standoff.
As an internationally approved institution, world powers as well as the UN Security Council should prepare the grounds for the Agency to accomplish its duties, the Vaticans cardinal highlighted.
The Iranian envoy, for his part, called for further Tehran-Vatican cooperation in a bid to ensure the establishment and the promotion of justice, peace and international security.
(Source: Press TV)
Related along the same vein (more from an Italian state-owned agency). Italy has been and might still be Iran’s greatest trading partner.
PUTIN: “USA IS WRONG, THREATENING IRAN WILL NOT WORK”
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia (Italy) ^ | 05APR08 | Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
Posted on Sat 05 Apr 2008 01:48:04 AM MDT by familyop
(AGI) - Bucharest, apr. 4 - US policy towards Iran is wrong: the Islamic republic must be helped out to come out of isolation and must not be threatened. This is the sense of the solution proposed by Vladimir Putin to handle relations between Washington and Teheran. According to a diplomatic source Putin said that “No one can seriously think that Iran would dare to attack the US. Instead of backing Iran into a corner it would be much more sensible to jointly dream up a way to help Iran gain greater transparency”.
Tough to admit, but he’s right. I suggest we spend it on security for our embassies.