Wednesday 21 February 2018

Garreth Murphy: Putin’s ‘advice’ to Obama drips with hypocrisy

Russian President Vladmir Putin
Russian President Vladmir Putin

POT. Kettle. Black. That’s one way to get the world’s attention.

Writing in this morning’s New York Times, Russian President Vladmir Putin argues that a strike against Syria would “increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance."

Putin knows better than most what pre-emptive strikes against neighbours can do.

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