Putin accuses Kerry of lying; Mexico and Brazilian presidents accuse Obama of spying
September 5, 2013
Just hours prior to President Obama’s arrival at the G20 Summit, Russian President Putin criticized US officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry in particular.
After tuning in to the Congressional debates, Putin heard Kerry tell a congressman al-Qaeda forces no longer make up the majority of the opposition in Syria. Putin argues the main combat unit in Syria is al-Nusra, a main unit of al-Qaeda, and the US knows it.
“It’s not pleasant for me to see this. While we communicate with them and assume they are decent people, he [Kerry] lies openly. And he knows he lies,” said Putin.
“They’re fighting not just about Syria, but the Edward Snowden controversy, and all of this is playing out as the President is on the world’s stage,” said Fox News correspondent Ed Henry.
Of course the White House response is that Putin is just “flat out wrong.” But as Infowars has continually reported, evidence points towards the Syrian rebels as the culprits for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Aug. 21.
Just last week the rebels …”admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia.”
Tensions toward the US have increased after leaked documents from former NSA employee Edward Snowden revealed the US has been spying not just domestically, but also on world leaders.
The Brazilian and Mexican governments have both recently come out publicly expressing their distaste over the “unacceptable invasion” of privacy by the US spy program.
This week Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called for “international regulations to protect citizens and governments alike from cyber espionage,” reports the Washington Post. She is even considering canceling her appearance at a US state dinner scheduled for October in which she was to be “honored.”
Brazilian officials have requested a “prompt written explanation over the espionage allegations.”
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also expressed outrage after discovering his emails and phone calls were being monitored by NSA prior to his election last July.
The Guardian’s Glen Greenwald told AP in an email that a “…DNI presenter, a program used by NSA to open and read emails and online chats,” was used to intercept the electronic communication of both Rousseff and Pena Nieto.
In response, Obama offered his usual nonchalant affirmations when he stated:
“I can give assurances to the publics in Europe and around the world, that we’re not going around snooping at people’s emails or listening to their phone calls. What we try to do is target very specific areas of concern.”
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has also been vocal about Obama’s wish-washy foreign affair policies when he told CNN:
“This president has tried to find a way to blame everybody or anybody for everything. Leadership requires that you stand up, take a position, provide clarity and take responsibility. I can’t image him saying he didn’t draw the red line. He did draw the red line.”