In a must-watch interview with the BBC, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the Obama Administration has protected and supported Al-Nusra in Syria
We'll keep this short and sweet.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov granted the BBC an exclusive 20 minute interview, probably in an attempt to reach out to not-completely brain dead western television viewers.
- Will you stop murdering babies in Aleppo with cluster munitions and bunker busters?
- Will you apologize for bombing the aid convoy?
- Will you apologize for shooting down MH-17?
- How will Russia survive more sanctions?
True to form, Lavrov very succinctly laid out Russia's positions on all these "issues". Oh, and he added a few zingers, like the Obama administration "gave rise and support to Al-Nusra".
Actually, throughout the interview Lavrov repeatedly points out how the United States has steadfastly refused to distinguish between Al-Nusra and the "moderate rebels", insisting that they're all moderate and therefore should not be bombed or hurt in any way.
Imagine, that just a week ago the U.S. agreed to weed out the "baddies"; now that the cease-fire has failed, the Pentagon is arming the same groups they vowed to destroy along with Russia. Incredible.
Oh, and here's the takeaway: Moscow is tired of Washington's games. Aleppo will be cleansed of Al-Nusra, with or without Washington's "help".
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