This story was from September 3rd, but I feel we need to be reminded of the continual deception of this administration. America has lost all credibility with nations around this world.
(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”.
He said “anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council is aggression, except self-defense. Now what Congress and the U.S. Senate are doing in essence is legitimizing aggression. This is inadmissible in principle.”
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.”
Putin did not give any more details.
In an exchange with a senator, Kerry was asked whether it was “basically true” that the Syrian opposition had “become more infiltrated by al Qaeda over time. Kerry said: “No, that is actually basically not true. It’s basically incorrect”.
In another sign of tension, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that since August 31, the U.S. State Department had repeatedly asked for a telephone call between Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov but Kerry had been unavailable and declined to set a time for the call.
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya,; Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called US Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, claiming he had denied that al-Qaeda was fighting with the Syrian opposition in that country’s civil war.
Speaking to his human rights council, Putin recalled watching a congressional debate where Kerry was asked about al-Qaeda and denied that it was operating in Syria, even though he was aware of the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra Front.
“A Congressman asks Mr. Kerry (US Secretary of State): ‘Is there al-Qaeda? People say they have got stronger.’ He (Kerry) says, ‘No. I say officially, they aren’t there.’ The main combat unit (of rebels in Syria) – the so-called al-Nusra, is a unit of al-Qaeda. They (Kerry and others) know about this. It was not pleasant for me to see this,” said Putin.
“(He) lies openly, and he knows that he lies. This is sad,” the Russian leader told members of Russia’s Presidential Council on Human Rights.
When, if ever, do you start believing what a liar says? Jesus said in John 8:44: “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” I think that says it all!
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