Putin Criticizes Arming of Cannibal Rebels
Syria is set to top the agenda for this year’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland, and the fireworks are already starting to fly with Russian President Vladimir Putin criticizing the west for wanting to arm cannibal rebels – a reference to a video clip shared across the internet which appears to show a Syrian rebel fighter cutting open the body of a government soldier and eating his heart.
“One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras,” Putin said.
“Are these the people you want to support? Are they the ones you want to supply with weapons? Then this probably has little relation to the humanitarian values preached in Europe for hundreds of years.”
Putin’s caustic remarks were made during a press conference following a preliminary meeting between the Russian President and his host, the British President David Cameron:
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The United States of America recently announced that it would begin arming rebels from the Free Syrian Army. The UK has previously pushed hard to end an EU arms embargo on arming the rebels, but has since backed away somewhat and has yet to make a decision on whether to follow America’s lead in sending weapon’s into Syria. President Putin, who recently said that both sides of the conflict are to blame for the blood shed, has strongly opposed any international action against President Assad’s government in Syria, which Russia has continued to supply with weapons such as anti-aircraft missiles, guns and ammunition.
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