Vladimir Putin exposes the western plans in his Annual State of The Nation Speech to Russia. Pointing a finger at the U.S. and the terrorism created by toppling Iraq, Libya and Syria that has plunged these nations and the region into chaos and anarchy that now threatens the entire world. The full speech can be read on the Kremlin website link here: https://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50864
Here are some Key points made by Putin for Russia:
“International terrorism will never be defeated by just one country, especially in a situation when the borders are practically open, and the world is going through another resettlement of peoples, while terrorists are getting regular financial support.
“Terrorism is a growing threat today. The Afghanistan problem has not been resolved. The situation there is alarming and gives us no optimism, while some of the relatively peaceful and stable countries in the Middle East and North Africa – Iraq, Libya and Syria – have now plunged into chaos and anarchy that pose a threat to the whole world.
“We all know why that happened. We know who decided to oust the unwanted regimes and brutally impose their own rules. Where has this led them? They stirred up trouble, destroyed the countries’ statehood, set people against each other, and then “washed their hands”, as we say in Russia, thus opening the way to radical activists, extremists and terrorists.
“The militants in Syria pose a particularly high threat for Russia. Many of them are citizens of Russia and the CIS countries. They get money and weapons and build up their strength. If they get sufficiently strong to win there, they will return to their home countries to sow fear and hatred, to blow up, kill and torture people. We must fight and eliminate them there, away from home.
“This is why it has been decided to launch a military operation there based on an official request from the legitimate Syrian authorities. Our military personnel are fighting in Syria for Russia, for the security of Russian citizens.
Putin addressed the urgency of the world nations to stand together against terrorism and condemned giving any of them refuge anywhere.
“Unwillingness to join forces against Nazism in the 20th century cost us millions of lives in the bloodiest world war in human history.
“Today we have again come face to face with a destructive and barbarous ideology, and we must not allow these modern-day dark forces to attain their goals.
“We must stop our debates and forget our differences to build a common anti-terrorist front that will act in line with international law and under the UN aegis.
“Every civilized country must contribute to the fight against terrorism, reaffirming their solidarity, not in word but in deed.
“This means that the terrorists must not be given refuge anywhere. There must be no double standards. No contacts with terrorist organizations. No attempts to use them for self-seeking goals. No criminal business with terrorists.
“We know who are stuffing pockets in Turkey and letting terrorists prosper from the sale of oil they stole in Syria. The terrorists are using these receipts to recruit mercenaries, buy weapons and plan inhuman terrorist attacks against Russian citizens and against people in France, Lebanon, Mali and other states. We remember that the militants who operated in the North Caucasus in the 1990s and 2000s found refuge and received moral and material assistance in Turkey. We still find them there.
Putin expressed he had no idea why Turkey did what they did, and expressed they had good citizens as well as the bad doers. He assured that Russia does not and will not act nervous or hysterical to their evil. Turkey will not gain any political attention in that way.
“Our actions will always be guided primarily by responsibility – to ourselves, to our country, to our people. We are not going to rattle the sabre. But, if someone thinks they can commit a heinous war crime, kill our people and get away with it, suffering nothing but a ban on tomato imports, or a few restrictions in construction or other industries, they’re delusional. We’ll remind them of what they did, more than once. They’ll regret it. We know what to do.
“We have mobilized our Armed Forces, security services and law enforcement agencies to repel the terrorist threat. Everyone must be aware of their responsibility, including the authorities, political parties, civil society organizations and the media.
“Russia’s strength lies in the free development of all its peoples, its diversity, the harmony of cultures, languages and traditions, mutual respect for and dialogue between all faiths, including Christians, Muslims, Judaists and Buddhists.”
More and more Russia is looking and sounding like the America I grew up in. I am thankful that the world still has a leader who truly respects other nations and has compassion for humanity. I am awaiting for Trump to join the cause to rid the world of the crazy antics of those who want to dominate everything and everyone.