Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an OP ED for the New York Times today. Amidst some lofty rhetoric on international order, Putin predicts a false-flag chemical weapons attack on Israel by the Syrian rebels: “Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.” It’s worth reading in its entirety. But, this will give you a flavor.
A Plea for Caution From Russia
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria
By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN Published: September 11, 2013 New York Times
MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.