Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Democrats lost last year’s presidential election because of what he called “the rigging of the primary process” to nominate Hillary Clinton.

In Part II of the exclusive interview with Assange, which aired Wednesday night on “Hannity,” the Australian said that the Democratic Party has a chance to “go through a reformation” after Clinton’s defeat at the hands of Republican Donald Trump.

During the election campaign, Wikileaks published thousands of leaked emails detailing apparent favoritism shown to Clinton by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during her primary battle against Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“It can only go through that reformation if it looks at the genuine reasons for the loss,” Assange said. “The genuine reason, to my mind, for the loss, is [that] they didn’t pick the strongest candidate … That didn’t happen. Why didn’t it happen? Because the DNC … no longer represented the genuine interests of the Democratic party.

“So, my message to the U.S. Democratic Party is … Take the information that we have published, which shows who the different players are and how they work within the DNC, learn from it and reform.”

Hannity interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange has been holed up for five years while he battles extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

Assange also encouraged President-elect Donald Trump to embrace Wikileaks’ philosophy of transparency, and praised Trump for communicating directly with Americans rather than using the mainstream media.

“If you can get the information out as soon as possible, then you can correct as soon as possible,” Assange said. “So I think that Donald Trump, early on in his administration, he needs to set a standard. He needs to go to someone in that Cabinet, ‘OK, you’re a friend, maybe even [an] ally, but you did the wrong thing here by the American people, so you’re fired.’ And that standard needs to be set early.”

Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails


Well, videos are working again. I was looking back on some of Alex Jones videos about Obama and his war on America and found this. Seems to coincide with what is going on today. And now we have McCain and other NeoCon Republicans wanting to start an unwarrented war with Russia, anything to complicate Trumps inaugeration and getting things done. So fed up with these Elite Warmongering Globalists!

Also found some history of Trump and Hillarys ancestoral lineage and found out they are 19th cousins, video below. As Ive stated before I don’t go to any church and don’t really believe in organized religion just because of my past experiences, but I do believe in God above and wish our society was more God fearing, because to me, its a total mess right now and is so divided. At any rate, I found this video quiet thought provoking.

I listened to a woman whom calls herself a Sane Progressive and found what she spoke about quiet interesting as well, alot of truth in what she said. Video also provided below.



US set to deploy 4K troops to Russian border – Cold War getting warmer?

I guess WordPress is censoring Youtube videos as I keep being told that the file type is no longer supported. Guess I need to go elsewhere and buy a domain, get back into building web pages and build my own site there. Pretty sorry this Administration wants to suppress truth. You can click the link at least still and go view the vid at its site.

The troops’ deployment coincides with the deployment of 300,000 NATO troops that have been on “high alert” since last month. Is this a sign that Cold War 2.0 will go hot in 2017?

Since tempers first flared in 2014, tensions between Russia and the US have nearly boiled over on more than one occasion. However, recent NATO and US army actions along with a surge in anti-Russia propaganda throughout the Western world, suggest that these tensions will only escalate in the months ahead. Last Friday, new US tanks and armored vehicles arrived in the Netherlands, where they will be deployed to a storage facility in the province of Limburg to serve as part of the Army’s “strategically prepositioned critical war stock.” These tanks and other military assets are intended for use by the US Army’s recently announced deployment of 4,000 American troops and around 2,000 military vehicles along Russia’s border. The deployment breaches the Russia-NATO Founding Act of 1997, which states that NATO would not seek “additional permanent stationing of substantial ground combat forces” in nations closer to Russia.

The troops and vehicles will be stationed on a rotational, yet permanent basis in several countries that border Russia, such as Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Baltic nations. Yet, the most provocative aspect of all of these deployments was the stationing of an American battalion in Poland near the border of Kaliningrad, Russia’s enclave in the Baltic. The deployment comes as part of a $3.4 billion new spending plan intended to boost NATO forces in Europe, authorized by the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The US military currently boasts over 62,000 soldiers that are permanently stationed in Europe. Gen. Frederick Hodges, the commander of the US army in Europe, said that “these activities are the embodiment of the United States’ commitment to deterring aggression and defending our European allies and partners.” However, considering the massive deployments that have already taken place in addition to those recently announced, it becomes increasingly difficult to peg who the real aggressor is – NATO or Russia.

The NATO build-up along Russia’s border has been on-going since the Ukrainian coup of 2014, when accusations of Russia’s supposed “aggression” first surfaced. However, this year has seen some major escalations on this front, suggesting that the “Cold War 2.0” could go hot if the right crisis emerged. In October, Norway announced plans to allow the US Marines to station within its borders for the first time ever amid concerns of Russian “aggression” despite that fact that Russia has not once threatened any Scandinavian country or NATO member. Then, last month, one of the most disturbing build-ups of all took place when NATO announced that it had placed 300,000 troops on “high alert” with plans to have those troops ready for deployment by next month. This provocative move then pushed Russia to deploy nuclear-capable missiles to its Kaliningrad enclave. Considering that this latest deployment of US forces will also take place next month, the pieces will certainly be in place for a potential and unprecedented escalation of hostilities between NATO and Russia.

Comment: The US-NATO’s deliberate provocation, at this stage in the Obama exit, is troublesome in that any active aggressiveness on the part of the West will try to tie Trump’s hands.
US set to deploy 4K troops to Russian border – Cold War getting warmer?




Putin Outfoxes Obama, Lies in Wait for Trump

Moscow laughs off the Obama administration’s sanctions and expulsions as feeble last gestures and promises to respond in kind.

Back in 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a ring of alleged Russian “sleepers,” including red-haired Russian “Bond Girl” Anna Chapman, who quickly became a celebrity ex-spy. In the end, not much harm was done.

But on Thursday, President Barack Obama ordered a much more significant action against what was portrayed as a much more sinister plot. In retaliation for the alleged hacking of the Democratic Party in an effort to tilt the U.S. presidential elections to Donald Trump, 35 Russians were declared “persona non grata,” two Russian intelligence agencies were sanctioned, and a list of hackers was published. Residences in the United States where Russian officials and their children spent time relaxing (among other things) found themselves shut down.

The news arrived late in the evening on Thursday in Moscow, where it was not entirely unexpected, and the Kremlin immediately promised “a mirror response.” But then came the surprises.

On Friday morning, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the American accusations “have no grounds” and Russia would kick out 31 diplomats serving at the U.S. embassy as well as four more stationed in St. Petersburg. “They declared our dachas in Washington and with the UN mission ‘nests of spies.’ We suggest banning Americans for use of their dacha in Serebrenny Bor and their storage facility in Dorozhnaya Street.” All that seemed predictable enough.

Russia’s former president and current prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, who received Obama in Moscow in 2009, the time of the “re-set” in U.S.-Russia relations, buried all hopes of improved ties with these guys. “It is sad that the Obama administration that began its life by reconstructing ties ends it with anti-Russian death throes,” Medvedev tweeted. “RIP.”

Russian officials had prepared the country for the worst, even before Obama announced the sanctions and expulsion.

On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin’s internet adviser, German Klimenko, warned Russians that their country could get “entirely unplugged from the world’s internet.” Earlier this week, the Russian Ministry of Communications worked on a draft of a new law “designed as a protective measure” for the most important state institutions.

The effect of such measures could well play into authoritarian hands, as independent political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin tells The Daily Beast: “Putin’s first move is to isolate Russia, separate people from the world with a USSR-style Iron Curtain, except that this time the curtain is designed against the freedom of internet information,” Oreshkin said. “In Soviet times, Russians were also told that there, on the other side of the curtain, the world is full of miserable liars.”

On Friday morning, Russia’s major television station, Channel One, featured footage of children of Russian diplomats having fun last summer in the U.S. summer camps that were now doomed, thanks to Obama. So the first of Moscow’s “mirror” responses hit children of Western diplomats. Russian news agencies reported that authorities closed the Anglo-American school in Moscow. The school taught hundreds of Western children, including the kids of the U.S., British and Canadian diplomats. The reports also said that the Kremlin closed down a U.S. embassy “resort” in Moscow.

And then… and then… judo blackbelt Putin pulled one of the most spectacular jiujitsu moves of his political career, announcing that Russia would not be punishing any American children or closing any American dachas. In a move that echoed Michelle Obama’s incantatory “they go low, we go high,” Putin announced: “We will not create problems for U.S. diplomats. We will not expel anyone. We will not prohibit their families and children to use their usual vacation spots in the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I am inviting all children of the U.S. diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year’s and Christmas celebration in the Kremlin.”

“While we reserve the right to respond, we will not drop to this level of irresponsible diplomacy, and we will make further steps to help resurrect Russian-American relations based on the policies that the administration of D. Trump will pursue,” Putin said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin dismissed all the accusations described in the 13-page document with the colorful title “Grizzly Steppe: Russian Malicious Cyber Activity” (PDF), presented to Obama jointly by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI.

The U.S. report detailed activities by the Russian intelligence services, mainly the FSB (formerly KGB) and GRU (military intelligence) collectively labeled RIS. It blamed the Russian government for sponsoring computer hacking attacks on the Democratic Party during the 2016 election campaign using cutouts labeled Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 29 and APT 28, which have also been called Cozy Bear and Fancy Bear, respectively.

But almost all of this information has been on the public record for months, much of published by private security firms. A previous joint statement by FBI and DHS in early October (PDF) stated flatly that the U.S. intelligence community “is confident that the Russian government directed the recent compromises of emails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from U.S. political organizations.”

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“These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process,” the American services stated—and remember, this was back in October.

But the case as presented was highly circumstantial, described as “consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.

“Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there,” the October statement continued. “We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

The joint DHS/FBI statement issued Thursday describes some techniques and details, but gets no closer to the proverbial smoking keyboard.

The Daily Beast spoke with a number of IT specialists in Russia who admitted that the hacker business was becoming profitable for thousands of young specialists on the “black Internet market.” Young IT students and programmers also are offered jobs in state “cybersecurity” companies. “These sanctions against FSB and GRU are a joke,” one of IT specialists working for the state told The Daily Beast on background. “These cyber forces are non-official; it is the same as imposing sanctions against ghost.”

Official Russian officials, for their part, did not want to hear about any evidence linking Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear hackers to the FSB or GRU. Obama’s new anti-Russian steps three weeks before Trump takes over at the White House were nothing but “a dead one grabbing and forcing his will on the alive one,” Aleksei Pushkov, a deputy of Federation Council, said on Twitter. The Kremlin insisted that the new punishment was just going to cause trouble for President-Elect Donald Trump, that the investigation against Russia is biased, political, and based on thin evidence.

Hours after Washington imposed the sanctions on Russia’s secret-service agencies and announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russian Foreign Ministry, referred to President Obama’s administration as “losers in foreign policy, evil and ignorant.” Zakharova also said that by creating a diplomatic scandal with the Russia president, Obama “humiliated” the American people and added to the list of problems for Donald Trump to solve.

The conflict with Washington developed in the midst of a very important process—the Kremlin is sharing control and brokering peace deals with Turkey and Iran in Syria, where as many as 400,000 people have been killed in the civil war since 2011. On Thursday, the presidents of Turkey and Russia announced that the truce they had brokered without any participation by Washington was holding. International observers confirmed that it was calm in Syria on Thursday night, although there were some reports of fighting near Damascus on Friday.

The operation in Syria was a gesture that the Kremlin was planning to stage for President Obama, as a memorable goodbye.

Last month, Sergei Markov, an adviser to the Kremlin, told The Daily Beast: “Moscow is planning to take over eastern Aleppo during the period between the U.S. elections and the new president’s inauguration in a symbolical gesture to slap Obama in the face.”

Images of the Russian bear roaring at the American eagle illustrated articles about the new Cold War tensions in Russian media; Moscow insisted that, by putting pressure on Russia, Obama has inspired the new Cold War. There is no suggestion that Russian actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine might have had something to do with this; no hint that Russia might indeed be playing a dangerous game of its own.

So this new Cold War continues to heat up, steadily undermining not only American democracy but such political openings as remain in Russia.

“Most probably the Kremlin is going to expel dozens of the U.S. diplomats,” Oreshkin told The Daily Beast before that announcement was official, then retracted. But of course that’s not the end of the game: “It will put more pressure on ‘foreign agents,’ NGOs like Memorial and Levada Center and on the U.S. representative offices,” said Oreshkin, and that suits the Kremlin’s purposes just fine.

with additional reporting by Christopher Dickey in Paris

Putin Outfoxes Obama, Lies in Wait for Trump


Soros. MB Obama. Hillary Propaganda Machine Accuse Russia Of Plot To Throw Election To Trump

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Soros. MB Obama. Hillary Propaganda Machine Accuse Russia Of Plot To Throw Election To Trump


Oct 9, 2016 by JULIO SEVERO


The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against the socialist Democratic Party and political organizations connected to the socialist presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

In an extraordinary joint public statement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it was confident that Russia’s “senior-most officials” ordered the attacks. (For more information on DHS, see: “Homeland Security: More Insecurity for Christians?” See also: “Homeland Security surveillance detected on Julio Severo website”)

The statement amounts to an accusation that Vladimir Putin ordered interference in the American political system.

The Obama administration’s decision to blame Russia for the attacks is the latest downward turn in Washington’s relations with Moscow, which are under strain over Russia’s actions that are upsetting U.S. interference in Syria and Ukraine.

“This is a huge deal,” said Michael Morell, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. “I can’t think of any time in our history where we have blamed another government for trying to interfere with our elections. … This is unprecedented across the board.”

Morell has publicly endorsed Hillary and Muslims in CIA. He has characterized Trump as Putin’s agent.

Yet, contrary to what Morell said, it is not “unprecedented.” Some weeks ago DCLeaks, a group of hackers, exposed the immensity of the Soros-funded Left’s campaign that included Soros plans to “counter Russian foreign policy and subvert traditional Russian values.” Soros is a Hillary supporter.

The Obama administration and its agencies have had no interest in denouncing Soros, a U.S. citizen, and his campaigns to undermine Russian policies and values.

As ever, the U.S. government is very fast and comfortable with pointing fingers, blaming, accusing and mocking Russia. For what? For exposing Hillary, who is pro-abortion and pro-sodomy and is the only candidate formally supported by the U.S. Communist Party. Yet, 15 years after over 3,000 Americans were killed in the Saudi Islamic terror attack on the World Trade Center, the U.S. is not able to point any finger at Islam or Saudi Arabia. On the contrary, Bush, Obama and Hillary have said that “Islam is a religion of peace” —perhaps because they enjoy treating Islam peacefully. This feeling is not reciprocal.

They have never dared to provoke Islam and Saudi Arabia the way they provoke Russia, even though Islam and Saudi Arabia have showed very clearly that they are against the Christian America. Russia? Russians have showed very clearly that they are against Hillary and they stand with Trump, who has antagonized Muslims and Saudi Arabia. Is this bad?

U.S. intelligence officials concluded weeks ago that the Russian government was conducting or orchestrating cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to disrupt or discredit Hillary and her campaign.

High-level officials in Hillary’s party applauded Obama’s decision to formally accuse Russian hackers of political cyber attacks against Hillary’s organizations.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a statement that “[t]he administration’s acknowledgement that Russian intelligence agencies are attempting to influence the U.S. election and undermine public confidence conveys the seriousness of the threat.”

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said in a statement on Friday that “I applaud the administration’s decision to publicly name Russia as the source of hacks into U.S. political institutions.”

If they had been told that the nation behind the cyber attacks was Saudi Arabia, all of them, including Obama and Hillary, would apologize for provoking hard feelings in the Saudis. The disparity of U.S. attitude toward Saudis and Russians is blatantly shocking. Saudi Arabia kills Christians and homosexuals. Russia does not kill homosexuals, but bans homosexual propaganda to children and regulates religious activity outside its official Orthodox Christian Church — just as Israel regulates religious activity outside its official Judaism. Whom the U.S. government and press systematically criticize and condemn? Saudi Arabia? No. Russia.

The Democratic National Committee publicly disclosed intrusions into its systems in June, blaming Russia for the attacks.

Only organizations connected to Hillary were attacked. No organization connected to Donald Trump was attacked.

U.S. government officials emphasized that it would be difficult for Russian hackers to alter the results of the Nov. 8 election because each U.S. state runs its own election system. Even so, a senior U.S. official said the Obama administration is considering retaliatory steps against Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the U.S. government statement but didn’t deny Russia’s involvement.

“Every day there are tens of thousands of attacks on Putin’s website. Many of the attacks can be traced to the U.S.,” Peskov was quoted as telling the Interfax news agency. “We’re not blaming the White House or Langley every time,” he added, referring to the Virginia city where the CIA is based.

Friday’s official accusation of Russian involvement adds to campaign-year fodder stoked this summer by Donald Trump, who encouraged Russia to find — and make public — missing emails supposedly deleted by Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said in July. He referred to emails on Hillary’s private server that she said she deleted. These messages involved the State Department affairs and their use in a private server constitutes crime. But Hillary has been spared prosecution.

After all, who is the criminal? Hillary, who has lied about her criminal abuse of official government messages? Or Russia, which is exposing her secret scandals, including scandals of her political organizations?

Could the accusations against Russia be a smokescreen to deflect attention from Hillary’s crimes?

With information from DailyMail, Reuters and Associated Press.

Portuguese version of this article: Vladimir Putin publicamente acusado pelo governo dos EUA de conspiração para interferir na eleição presidencial contra Hillary Clinton e seu partido

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Oct 9, 2016 by JULIO SEVERO

The U.S. government for the first time on Friday formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks against the socialist Democratic Party and political organizations connected to the socialist presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

In an extraordinary joint public statement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it was confident that Russia’s “senior-most officials” ordered the attacks. (For more information on DHS, see: “Homeland Security: More Insecurity for Christians?” See also: “Homeland Security surveillance detected on Julio Severo website”)

The statement amounts to an accusation that Vladimir Putin ordered interference in the American political system.

The Obama administration’s decision to blame Russia for the attacks is the latest downward turn in Washington’s relations with Moscow, which are under strain over Russia’s actions that are upsetting U.S…

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Kim Kjaer July 18 News – YouTube

This man is reporting some news regarding Russia and the Religeous law Putin signed, along with freedom of conscious, Speech, and Civil rights. With that said we are losing not only our freedoms but our God given rights to worship God, just as He was from the beginning. We are on shakey ground where our religeous liberties are concerned.


Russia to overcome corruption slowly but surely – Putin — RT Russian politics

Fighting corruption is an extremely complicated task that requires time, but society must gradually fulfill it or face even bigger problems, President Vladimir Putin told officials on Tuesday.

The question is not in achieving some brilliant victories in this sphere today or tomorrow, this is a very difficult task. But if we stop now, things will only get worse. We must move only forward,” Putin said at the session of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Council.

READ MORE: Putin urges zero tolerance to corruption

The president urged the officials to be more active and use various legal mechanisms to confiscate the illegally-acquired property and return it to the state.

According to statistics, of 15.5 billion rubles ($194 million) to be returned by court orders after corruption trials we have so far managed to return only 588 million rubles (over $7 million),” Putin said.

The Russian leader emphasized that this should be also done at an international level.

We must return the assets that have been illegally or unlawfully transferred under different jurisdictions,” he said. “Any attempts of bribery of Russian or foreign civil servants by commercial structures committed on the territory of foreign states must be cut short.”

At the same time, the president noted that the Russian anti-corruption laws were matching the international standards and Russian state structures already had special mechanisms allowing them to uncover corruption at all levels.

Source: Russia to overcome corruption slowly but surely – Putin — RT Russian politics

Why Donald Trump Loves Vladimir Putin | Mother Jones

Last week—before Donald Trump schlonged Hillary Clinton and charitably pledged not to kill journalists—there was a curious episode involving the GOP front-runner and Russian President Vladimir Putin that remains, even after the passage of several news cycles, worthy of a few dollops of reflection, since it may provide a true key to understanding Trump.

It all began when the Russian strongman hailed Trump as “a very bright and talented man.” He also pointed out the obvious: that Trump was the leader in the GOP presidential race. Trump replied with a bear hug. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he proudly commented, “When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.” Though host Joe Scarborough pressed Trump, noting that several journalists critical of the Putin regime have been slain, the tycoon turned politician stuck with his admiration for Putin and replied, “He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader, you know, unlike what we have in this country.”

Days later, Trump declined to distance himself from his Putin-friendly remarks. He insisted it would be good for the United States if he became president because Putin respected him. Trump also defended Putin, saying, “If he has killed reporters, I think that’s terrible. But this isn’t like somebody that’s stood with a gun and he’s, you know, taken the blame or he’s admitted that he’s killed. He’s always denied it.” (According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, “Russia remains the worst country in Europe and Central Asia region at prosecuting journalists’ killers…[In] nearly 90 percent of murders of journalists in Russia, no one is convicted.”)

Source: Why Donald Trump Loves Vladimir Putin | Mother Jones

The Art of Blaming Russia for Everything … “Putin is the Real Power behind ISIS” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

In American politics the nation of Russia, especially as personified in its leader Vladimir Putin, becomes all things to all men.

To many American “leftists”, Russia is a violently nationalist country that ruthlessly suppressed minority groups. To some on the  ”American Right”, Putin is the second coming of Stalin who is working to subvert good old-fashioned American values around the world.

In line with the latter narrative, a certain Christian Gomez recently published an article on The New American website, the flagship of the John Birch Society, supposedly revealing that the Russian government is the real power behind the ISIS terrorist group, as well as being behind the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The source of this “revelation” is a single, alleged and unidentified ‘defector’ from the FSB, Russia’s security service, who spilled these supposed secrets on Ukrainian television, a mouthpiece for the Washington-backed Kiev coup-junta that never misses an opportunity to slander all things Russian.

Such charges are absurd on their face; there is absolutely no evidence to hint, much less demonstrate, that Russian intelligence had any involvement in the formation of ISIS. Why Russia would want to support a terrorist entity that seeks to destabilize and overthrow its close and reliable ally, Bashar Assad of Syria, is never explained or analyzed by either the faux defector or his American champions at the John Birch Society.

Source: The Art of Blaming Russia for Everything … “Putin is the Real Power behind ISIS” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Any Force That Threatens Russia Should Be Destroyed – Putin

Any force that threatens the Russian military in Syria should be destroyed, Russia President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with the Russian Defense Ministry.

The Russian military operation in Syria wasn’t motivated by geopolitical interests or a desire to test new weapons; it was initiated because Daesh (a terrorist organization known also as ISIL and the Islamic State) directly threatens Russia, President Vladimir Putin said.

Putin added that any force threatening the Russian military in Syria would be destroyed and called on the military to react extremely strong should this happen.

“I instruct you to act extremely rigid. Any target threatening a Russian grouping or our ground infrastructure needs to be immediately destroyed,” Putin said.

Russia’s operation in Syria is not being carried out in its geopolitical interests or because of a desire to test new weapons, but because the Islamic State is directly threatening Russia, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

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