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Putin: US Military Interventions are ‘Alarming’

(AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Kimmo Mantyla)

(AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Kimmo Mantyla)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is using an opinion piece in The New York Times to assert that it’s alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States.

Putin says he doubts that such interventions are in the long-term interest of the U.S. He also says millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model for democracy, but as relying solely on brute force.

In the article posted Wednesday on the Times website, Putin repeats his contention that there is every reason to believe that Syrian rebels, not Bashar Assad’s government, are responsible for the poison gas attack on a Damascus suburb last week.

The Russian leader says he supports the effort to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control.

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  • LoriB

    But Obama won the Nobel peace prize. Seriously? If 72 percent of Americans say no, then our congress who is in office to represent the people should vote as the people say. Not per party guidelines. We are in a sad state with this man as our “leader”. Please be sure to write a letter to Markey and Warren and all other representatives. Remember how our “representatives” and “leaders” vote come Election Day.

  • doggone

    What is Elizabeth Warren’s stand on this. All I’ve seen is Markey’s disgraceful “present” vote.

  • doggone

    If Putin was a US politician would he be a Republican or a Democrat?