Putin Speaks Out on Syria

 Russia emphatically opposes war on Syria. Throughout months of conflict, it’s gone all out to prevent further escalation.  With China, it vetoed three Security Council resolutions to do so. Putin and Obama represent opposing doctrines….

On Obama’s Cancellation of Summit with Putin and Real History of US Extradition

The US frequently refuses extradition requests where, unlike with Snowden, it involves serious crimes and there is an extradition treaty President Obama today canceled a long-scheduled summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in part because the US president is upset that Russia defied his personal directive to hand over Edward Snowden despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the two nations. That means that US media outlets will spend the next 24 hours or so channeling the government’s views (excuse the redundancy) by denouncing the Russian evil of refusing extradition. When doing so, very few, if any, establishment media accounts will mention any of these cases:

Vowing NOT To Allow a Repeat of Libya Scenario, Putin Warns West’s Dangerous Stance on the Syria Crisis Could Backfire

Putin Warns West’s Syria Policy Could Backfire Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their “dangerous” stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them. “Today some want to use militants from Al Qaeda or some other organizations with equally radical views to accomplish their goals in Syria,” Putin said in a wide-ranging interview with the RT international news channel. “This policy is very short-sighted and is fraught with dire consequences.” Putin compared alleged Western funding of radical Islamic militants to help topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with U.S. support for Afghan rebels after the Soviet Union’s 1979 invasion of its Central Asia neighbor. “When someone aspires to attain an end they see as optimal, any means will do,” Putin said “As a rule, they will try and do that by hook or by crook – and hardly ever think of the consequences.”

VIDEO: Back to the future: Cold War rhetoric best-selling in US

[anyplayer:url=http://rt.com/files/news/us-elections-russia-policy-343/ie50c04f8d26c461b586ab235b3523f1e_gayane-.flv] The major US Republican presidential contenders can boast tough rhetoric on Russia. As the party nomination process gathers momentum, candidates are digging up a little old school anti-Russian sentiment. Could the Cold War be…