Rough Day for Kerry Print
Written by Kate Delaney   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 23:46

Russian President Vladamir Putin says the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lied to Congress about the militant group Al Qaeda's role in Syria.

"They lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: 'Is al Qaeda there?' He says: 'No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not'," Putin said at a meeting of his human rights council in the Kremlin.

"Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this," he said, referring to the United States. "It was unpleasant and surprising for me - we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It's sad."

In an exchange with a senator, Kerry was asked whether it was "basically true" that the Syrian opposition had "become more infiltrated by Al Qaeda over time. Kerry said: "No, that is actually basically not true. It's basically incorrect".

Not to mention a protester with Bloody hands screamed until being removed. The person was part of the anti-war group Code Pink; others had signs that read, "Out of Syria Now". The blood by the way was fake. More on Syria tonight with terrorism expert Jeff Addicott.


 

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