As airstrikes in Syria heat up, so too has the rhetoric from both sides.

The Obama administration claims that Putin's military, which now include the globally feared Spetnatz special operations teams, are attacking rebel forces opposed to Syria's President Assad.

Russia, on the other hand, says that the so-called rebels are actually ISIS terrorists that have been funded and armed by America.

These comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin responding to a U.S. journalist are essential watching as they shed further light on President Obama's failed Middle East policies, especially as they relate to the Islamic State. Moreover, they provide insight into Putin's motivations for taking action in Syria and how he views the current U.S. administration.

Via Truthstream Media:

Who on earth armed them?

Who armed the Syrians that were fighting with Assad?

Who created the necessary political and informational climate that facilitated the situation?

Who pushed for the delivery of arms to the area?

Do you really not understand as to who is fighting in Syria?

They are mercenaries mostly. Do you understand they are paid money?

I consider this absolutely unprofessional politics. It is not grounded in facts, in the real world.

Can they [Obama Administration] not think a step ahead? We don't stand for this kind of politics in the U.S. We consider it wrong. It harms all parties, including you [U.S.A.].


 

To the President of the United States, the Vice-President and all other relevant people… Tell them that we do not want, or look for any confrontation whatsoever.

It should be clear that the propaganda machines are in full swing with outright obfuscations and geo-political machinations coming from both sides.

We have entered the next cold war. But make no mistake, this time just as before, it could very quickly turn hot.

The Russians have already warned of nuclear consequences should they be pushed into a corner and they are regularly flying strategic bombers along the West coast of the United States as a show of force. Moreover, they recently renovated over 5,000 nuclear shelters in and around Moscow.

And on a personal note, Vladimir Putin is certainly not happy that the Obama administration has seized assets from Russian politicians and business men while also threatening the personal fortune of the Russian President himself.

Wars have been fought over much less.

Perhaps one day historians will look back at 2014 and 2015 and pinpoint these years as the beginning of the next great global conflict.

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