Russia: U.S. should get out of the way in Syria

Russia: U.S. should get out of the way in Syria
Putin confers with his senior military officials. (Image: Kremlin/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin via Newsweek)

[Ed. – Obama’s passive-aggressive BS certainly isn’t going to do any good.  If he really doesn’t want Russian oil tankers getting to the Syria fight, mount a blockade.  If he doesn’t want it that badly, he’s just whining for show between now and 20 January.]

If the U.S. won’t fight terrorists in Syria, it should stop getting in the way, said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.

Konashenkov was responding to the U.S. State Department’s calls to other countries to deny port access to Russian oil tankers heading to Syria.

“If Washington cannot or does not want to fight terrorists, it should not get in the way,” Konashenkov said, according to sputniknews.com.

Konashenkov said the position of the U.S. represents an attempt to hamper Russia’s effort to “fight international terrorism in Syria” and to “conceal the failures of the U.S. policy” in the war-torn country.

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