Putin: People flee from Syria because of ISIS, not Assad regime

(RT)  Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the fight against terrorism should be a coordinated international effort, and Russia is taking steps to form such a coalition. He added that in Syria it should go hand in hand with an internal political process.79f1d_2014_03_05_START_Putin1.jpg1

“Of course, we know that there are different approaches to Syria. By the way, people are running away not from the regime of Bashar Assad, but from Islamic State, which seized large areas in Syria and Iraq, and are committing atrocities there. That is what they are escaping from,” RIA Novosti quoted Vladimir Putin as saying on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

“They [IS] kill hundreds and thousands of people, burn them alive or drown them, cut off people’s heads. How are people supposed to live there? Of course, they run away.”

He stressed that it is necessary to fight terrorism in all forms, saying, “We really want to create some kind of an international coalition to fight terrorism and extremism.”

The Russian president revealed that he had personally discussed the creation of an anti-IS coalition with the leaders of the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and other partners.

The war on terror in Syria should be complimented by an internal political process, Putin said, stressing that President Assad is ready to take certain steps in this direction.

“We do realize that political changes are needed and we are talking to our partners in Syria,” Putin told journalists, adding that a “general understanding” on the issue has been elaborated.
“The president of Syria, by the way, agrees with it, up to calling early parliamentary elections, establishing contacts with the so-called ‘healthy’ opposition and involving them in governance,” Putin said, adding that this is an internal matter for Syria.
“We do not impose anything, but we’re ready to contribute to internal dialogue in Syria,” the Russian president emphasized.

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  1. Putin is right. But it may not be easy to see beyond the US agenda and the massive propagandist cover up. The US broke the Middle East. The US ought to have bought it. Refugees are Islamizing and de stabilizing the whole of Europe now. The US ought to take them. Russia is doing a good thing by stepping into a vacuum that the US created. Deliberately, To destroy secular liberal Nations with bars, discos, unveiled women, thriving communities of Jews, Christians, Yazidis and other minorites, modern free health care and education and cast them into the maws of Sunni (Saudi-Qatari-Kuwaiti-Pakistabi etc) Islam. The US is a Polyphemes being ridden by Sunni (Petro Dollar) Islam as Sindbad was by the “Old Man of the Sea” I have been saying this for years. But it is not really a joke, Not for the Yazidis, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Kurds and others (including Jews and Christians, by the way) whom the US and its allies are continuing to massacre. Islamic attacks within Syria and Iraq, presumably, do not concern US officials. Because Iraq and Syria are part of the “Axis of Evil” and right now, US allies Turkey and ISIS/ISIL are massacring the Kurds in tandem? In any case, assume for a moment, that US officials are concerned. What can they do about it? Right now, without air power, the Kurds who were holding up ISIS’advance are at the mercy of a US pincer comprising two US allies: ISIS and Turkey: This is not a war on ISIS that will be waged. This is the appearance of war to deceive Americans that the White Hice is doing something about Islam. ISIS is a White Hice proxy. Turkey is ISIS ally. Turkey, Saudi, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, The White Hice and the rest of the Sunni(Petro-Dollar) Caliphate dislike the Kurds (including Yazidis) with the same intensity as they disliked the Liberal Socialist, Secular non Islamic Baathist States of Sadam Hussein’s Iraq and Al Assad’s Syria where there were free modern Universities and Hospitals, discos, bars unveiled women, thriving communities of Kuffars such as Jews, Christians, Yazidis and other such affronts to Islam. Face it, the White Hice are not the US. The White Hice, the State Department and the CIA are not accountable to the US people as much as internal US governance. From Nixon’s China and Pakistan to “contain India” (a suicidal India that is its own worst enemy with “reservations” and “corruption”), Bush (the Father’s) ‘s CIA to Reagans’s Iran-Contra and Taliban, to Clinton (the husband’s) bombing of Belgrade to cede Islam its first ethnically cleansed enclaves in Europe since 1489, to Bush (the Son’s) Iraq and Obama (The Holy Ghost’s) ISIS, the White Hice have been acting just as any mercenary on the pay roll of Sunni (Petro Dollar) Islam might. Pakistan is the US’s consistent cat’s paw to contain India since Nixon as it has been China’s since inception. Islamic Terror is Pakistan’s favoured and consistent weapon in dealing with India with full White Hice blessings.

  2. Bashar Assad of Syria’s controlling family dynasty represents the Alawite wing of Shia Islam. The Alawites are a Syrian minority, but have been in power in that country.
    Syria is next to Turkey, dominantly Sunni Muslim and formerly the ruling nation over Syria until end of WW1 when France and Gr. Britain took the territory of Syria between them. Turkey wants to relive its days as Mideast “tough-guy.” It covets the land of Syria and has worked to undermine it. Turkey is majority Sunni Muslim, unfriendly to Shia Islam. So, there’s a history of a Sunni majority in that territory, regardless of what government ruled over Syria, and it’s been anti-Assad, who ruled brutally in many cases.(and his father did before him)
    Russia’s interest has been in a warm-water port and Tartus, Syria on the Mediterranean as its Mediterranean Naval Base, was made to order for Russian extension of influence with its modern naval fleet. Therefore, Syria is a key Russian interest and its stability even more important. To that end, Russia will be Syria’s and Assad’s champion. There is nothing Putin worries about as regards U.S. power, it has been weakened by a President only too happy to weaken it.
    Putin is now in the “Catbird’s seat,” there is no western power with an inclination to joust with Putin and Russia.
    He meets with Obama shortly, at the UN, and chances are that Obama will be hiding under a conference table in short-order. The Russian guy scares he– out of Obama.

  3. V. Putin emerges as the principal operator in that theater. While the Assad family would come down hard on Syrians scheming against them, both father and now son, those Syrians who wouldn’t challenge the Assad authority were left to live in peace, Christians included. There was no attempt to obliterate the Christian Syrian community, as there is today via IS and those terror groups emulating IS.
    Putin has given the Syrian national forces the spark to fight IS etcetera. With Russian airpower pounding IS, the IS forces cannot match the Russian might and organization.
    Hopefully, those Syrians who would return to their homes will induce those who’ve gone to Europe to return to Syria. They are disappointed because their cultures are too different than those of the EU. Also, they’re regarded as encroaching on EU for EU benefits. These people will have a very hard time. The migrants are better off at home if the home areas are safe upon return. Assad couldn’t do it on his own, but with Putin-Russia behind him it can happen.
    Obama should digest his injured ego, forget his multiple “red lines,” they were bluffs and Putin isn’t bluffing, he seeks to resolve the problems before they’re even worse. Putin has topped Obama and the winners could be the Syrians who just want peaceful lives.

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