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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaking to Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper said the following when asked about Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states adding ground forces to the U.S. led coalition in Syria against the Islamic State, reported Yahoo.
“This is bad as a ground offensive usually turns the war into a permanent one. Just look at what happened in Afghanistan and many other countries. I don’t need to remind you what happened in poor Libya. The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?” It would be impossible to win such a war quickly, he said according to a German translation of his words, “especially in the Arab world, where everybody is fighting against everybody. All sides must be compelled to sit at the negotiating table instead of unleashing a new world war.”
I just read Reuters report on the same interview of Prime Minister Medvedev only their headline read "Russia raised the spector of interminable or "world war" if Syria talks fail" whereas this article has Russia "Threatening permanant world war" There is a big difference between threatening world war and warning of the spector of a world war.
The Washington Times author and reuters both got the quotes right only where one author hears threats the other hears a warning. I re-read PM Medvedev's quotes and at no point did he threaten anything and IMHO he's right if we let this wound fester it's going to infect the region then the world. I don't really know why the American media want to inflame the situation with Russia and Syria but the last world war killed 60 million people and we've gotten WAY better at killing people since then. This time the USA won't be be spared like the the last two....weapons today have a global reach.
Leave it to the "Special Forces" guy to intentionally misrepresent a reasonable warning from Russia as a "threat" - all for the sake of propaganda. Why don't you tell the world about some of the dirty tricks that you guys pull around the planet, under direct order from the goons in the CIA? Let me guess, you still probably have yourself brainwashed into believing that any of that is actually done for the sake of "freedom".
originally posted by: serpentines
originally posted by: mr-lizard
First sentence in OP
ETA: The title of the article above may have been off.
Now I am just confused what's people's point
originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: Profusion
I think you're confused, the point of the article was that there was the threat of a permanent war.