Putin is boasting about how effective Russia’s airstrikes are in Syria. Much better than what the U.S. did with their $500 million program to train and support militant groups. In fact, says Putin, the U.S. money would have been better spent if we gave it to Russia.
Bravado, another sign of weakness I suppose.
“It would have been better to give us $500 million,” Putin said of the aborted U.S. program to fund the Free Syrian Army. “At least we would have used it more effectively from the point of view of fighting international terrorism.”
Putin also offered the U.S. a supporting role to join Russia’s Syrian involvement and thereby legalize U.S. actions.
“The simplest solution for them would be to join us and, in that way, legalize their actions on Syrian territory,” Putin said of the U.S.
Putin is laughing in Obama’s face.