from ~ 1:40 Putin:

“Another threat that President Obama mentioned was ISIS.
Well, who on earth armed them? Who armed the Syrians that were fighting with Assad? Who created the necessary political/informational climate that facilitated this 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? Mercenaries fight for whichever side pays more. So they arm them and pay them a certain amount I even know what these amounts are.
So they fight, they have arms, you can’t get them to return the weapons, of course, at the end…
Then they discover elsewhere pays a little more. So they go fight there. Then they occupy the oil fields. Wherever; in Iraq, in Syria. They start extracting the oil–and this oil is purchased by somebody. Where are the sanctions on the parties purchasing this oil?
Do you believe the US does not know who is buying it? Is it not their allies that are buying oil from ISIS? Do you not think the US has the power to influence their allies? Or is the point that they indeed do not wish to influence them?
Then why bomb ISIS?
In areas where they started extracting oil and paying mercenaries more, in those areas, the rebels from ‘civilised’ Syrian opposition forces IMMEDIATELY JOINED ISIS. Because they are paid more.

…We must support civilised, democratic opposition in Syria. So you support them, arm them, and then tomorrow they join ISIS.

…You cannot ‘squeeze’ others, having considered only the benefits that you require from whatever….Look at Iraq, the situation is terrible. Look what Libya and what you did there…

Was it us that did this?

You even had a Security Council decision for this. To establish a no fly zone. What for? It was so that Gaddafi’s airforce couldn’t fly over and bomb the rebels. …What did you proceed to do yourselves? You started bombing the territory. This is in clear contravention of the Security Council resolution. It is even outright aggression over a state.

Was it us that did this? You did this with your bare hands.

…do not look around for somebody to blame when it is you making these mistakes.

You must do the opposite: rise above the endless desire to dominate. You must stop acting out of imperialistic ambitions.

Do not poison the consciousness of millions of people like there can be no other way but imperialistic politics.”


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