Valdai: Russian president Vladmir Putin blew the lid over the creation of ISIS and the reason why it continues to flourish.
In a short video filmed at the Valdai International Discussion Club in late 2014, Putin is seen answering a question on ISIS from a US journalist.
The video clearly explains Russia’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State and its support for Assad regime.
While responding to a question on ISIS, Putin makes an obvious reference to Unites States, saying “Well who on earth armed them? Who armed the Syrians who were fighting with Assad? Who created the necessary political climate that facilitated this situation? Who pushed for the delivery of arms to the region?”
Putin also says that mercenaries were paid to fight against Assad regime.
“Do you really not understand 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,” he says.
Russian president also points out how this insane foreign policy has backfired on the United States: the mercenaries don’t give back the arms, and when they find out they can earn more money fighting for ISIS, they swap sides- taking the USA’s weapons with them, and occupying the oil fields
Another pertinent question Putin asks, “Who is buying oil from these terrorists, and why are sanction not not applied to those who purchase it?”
“Do you think the USA doesn’t know who is buying the oil?” Putin asks his audience defiantly. “Is it not their allies that are buying oil from ISIS?”
Putin then points out that the USA certainly has the power to persuade their allies to stop buying oil from the mercenaries who have deflected to the Islamic State.
Putin is seen saying that unlike Obama’s View of him, he does not consider the USA a threat to Russia.
Terming the politics of Obama administration as erroneous, Putin said that it is not only harming Russia but USA also.
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