From the link above:
“We talk with these people. We assume that they are decent. But he lies,” Putin said of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “And he knows that he lies. That’s pathetic.”Here is another link:
“I watched the debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr. Kerry: ‘Is al-Qaida there?’ He says: ‘No, we are telling you responsibly that they are not,’” Putin said in televised comments.
Putin added that the Syrian rebels’ “main combat unit is al-Nusra, an al-Qaida unit. They [the US] are aware of that. … He [Kerry] lied. And he knows that he lied. This is sad.”
This is a new and dangerous low in the US-Russia relationship. It is really worrisome for the world. And, I hate to say so, but Putin appears to be right. There is massive evidence that a huge number, if not the majority, of the rebels of the rebels are islamic jihadist in Syria, and for Kerry to argue otherwise is ridiculous.
Hopefully the congress will vote for a decisive NO. And stop this war from becoming a reality. Having one war, Iraq, based on "faulty" intelligence was more than enough.
Obama should also consider replacing Kerry with someone who is qualified for the job.
UPDATE: Based on the comment of a poster below, I included this from the 1st link, where Kerry disputed the accusation:
He claimed that Kerry misled U.S. lawmakers by asserting that al-Qaeda was not present in Syria — an assertion that Kerry did not actually make during his testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. According to Reuters, a senator asked Kerry whether it was “basically true” that Syria’s rebels had “become more infiltrated by al-Qaeda over time,” to which Kerry responded, “No, that is actually basically not true. It’s basically incorrect.”