Putin calls Kerry a liar about al-Qaeda in Syria

Russian president claims US secretary of state denied Islamist terrorist group’s presence among rebels fighting Assad

Times of Israel

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. Putin said he had denied that it was operating in Syria, even though he was aware of the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group.

Putin said: “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”

It was unclear exactly what Putin was referencing, but Kerry was asked Tuesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if the Syrian opposition had become more infiltrated by al-Qaeda.

Kerry responded that that was “basically incorrect” and that the opposition has “increasingly become more defined by its moderation.”

When asked if a strike would make al-Nusra and other extremist forces stronger, Kerry responded, “No, I don’t believe you do (make them stronger). As a matter of fact, I think you actually make the opposition stronger. And the opposition is getting stronger by the day now.”

In testimony Wednesday, Kerry said that he didn’t agree that “a majority (of the opposition) are al-Qaeda and the bad guys.” Extremists amount to 15 to 25 percent of the opposition, he said, including al-Nusra and many other groups that are “fighting each other, even now.”

Putin also repeated Russia’s position that any use of military force against Syria without the approval of the UN Security Council would be an act of aggression.

  1. #1 by annebeck58 on 09/05/2013 - 9:34

    In case anyone missed it, he was talking about Kerry.
    Let’s just go to the videotape:

  2. #2 by Dante Ardenz on 09/05/2013 - 9:34

    Franken-Kerry is a liar. He was an Establishment, asset all of his life. Yale: Skull and Bones. CIA leader of the Vietnam Veterans Against The War.. Married to three rich women.. Now Crypto-Jew Teresa Heinz, who is owner of Heinz Ketchup. Set up to loose ;candidate against Bush 2… Now the power mad ,Jewish Monster, (his brother converted back to Orthodox) is just doing his job ! WW3,for our Jew masters.

  3. #3 by bigcree1 on 09/05/2013 - 9:34

    I watched the creep Kerry aka Cohen crypto jew lie to Congress two days ago in his craven fealty to his Bankster Masters. So anti human and greedy for power, blood and domination over others. It was most infuriating as lie after lie poured from his gaping mouth. Assad is not a fool and would not use such weapons against the private merc thugs Kerry and the jewish run AIPAC have sponsored along with the freak from Saudi Arabia, Prince Bandar Bush. Another crypto jew and despicable lying little slug. These blood thirsty ghouls need to know the entire world has had it with them. If they unleash an unwarranted attack on Syria, they will find themselves facing Nuermberg and worse.

  4. #4 by Leo on 09/05/2013 - 9:34

    Putin is right. Kerry and the rest of the U.S. Government are liars .

  5. #5 by Isaac on 09/05/2013 - 9:34

    Kerry is a blood thirsty Jew. He will lie like a rug in order to start another war and he knows that. I am surprised how the Jews lie, they have no remorse and no soul no compassion for other people, they only want to advance their aims at the cost of millions of people who might die just like in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Yemen. Somalia, Uganda, Egypt, Libya, Syria. all these wars for the sake of Israel.

  6. #6 by Chanty on 09/06/2013 - 9:34

    I think that you are right about the US government and the Jews in there. They do not really care how many people will die and suffer from the attack on Syria.. But for them as they say A million Arab does not worth a Jew finger nail.

  7. #7 by Dirty Harry on 09/07/2013 - 9:34

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