Putin faults US policies for the expansion of terrorism in the world


China and Russia shoulder to shoulder, Victory Day

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

May 27, 2015

May 28, 2015

Translated from German by Tom Winter

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin speaks with uncommon bluntness against the foreign policy of the United States. He wants an alliance with China and the BRICS states, to close the security gaps that arise from US foreign policy: The illegal interventions of the West are what first gave strength to the Islamic State. The BRICS countries should safeguard against such developments. 

At a meeting Monday with the security chiefs of the BRICS countries, Putin declared, according to TASS, “We know what is going on in the Middle East and North Africa: we see problems arising from the terrorist organization calling itself ‘the Islamic State,’ but there was no terrorism in the countries where terrorism is active today before the absolutely unacceptable foreign interference came in. This intervention was done without the approval of the UN Security Council. It is clear that the upshot is harsh. Everything in the international arena that has taken place in recent years needs readjusting.

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Putin sees danger for other nations of the world in the West’s aggressive policies: “It is clear that our countries face serious threats stemming from the breach of international law through the violation of sovereignty in several states and their spheres of influence.”

During his meeting with the representatives of China, Putin and his guests aired their views of “color revolution” risks: one such took place in Ukraine, and Moscow expects that the US was firmly behind the removal of president Yanukovich and the subsequent Maidan unrest. It is also indisputable among western observers that the US was meddling in the background. 

Just lately has a secret Pentagon report revealed that the US long since had indications that an Islamic state could be established, yet the government in Washington took no action against the IS, because strife between Muslims was in keeping with the geostrategic orientation of the US government.

Remarkable is the fact that Putin now puts forward a linkage between the territorial spread of Islamic terror and US foreign policy in the Near East. 

Putin is apparently attempting to increase pressure on the West: The Alliance is making no progress against the splintered fighters in Syria. Lately David Cameron asked Putin to help find a way out of the Syrian morass. Putin, who supports Assad, could charge a good price for his help. His plain words against the West in connection with the rise of the IS give a foretaste of the direction Putin will take in the next hand of Middle East poker. It will certainly not be a position of weakness.

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