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September 4, 2013 - 2:20 pm

This is something.

[Russian President Vladimir Putin] accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of outright lying to Congress about al Qaeda’s role fighting on the rebel side of the Syrian civil war. He said, “they lie beautifully, of course. I saw debates in Congress. A congressman asks Mr Kerry: ‘Is al Qaeda there?’ He says: ‘No, I am telling you responsibly that it is not,’”

“Al Qaeda units are the main military echelon, and they know this,” he said, referring to the United States. “It was unpleasant and surprising for me – we talk to them, we proceed from the assumption that they are decent people. But he is lying and knows he is lying. It’s sad.”

Here is the exchange that Putin is referring to.

SEN. JOHNSON: What do we know about the opposition? I mean, what is — have we been tracking them for the last two years? I mean, it seems like — and this is more of an impression I have as opposed to any exact knowledge, but it seems like initially, the opposition was maybe more Western-leaning, more moderate, more democratic, and as time has gone by, it’s degraded, become more infiltrated by al-Qaida. That — is that basically true? Or to — (inaudible) — has that happened?

SEC. KERRY: No, that is — no, that is actually basically not true. It’s basically incorrect. The opposition has increasingly become more defined by its moderation, more defined by the breadth of its membership and more defined by its adherence to some, you know, democratic process and to an all-inclusive, minority-protecting constitution, which will be broad-based and secular with respect to the future of Syria. And that’s very critical.

Kerry provided no evidence to back up his assertion. The rebels themselves appear to have loudly disagreed with it today. Our experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt suggest that what Kerry said is far from the truth.

Putin is right, and this is why it’s prudent to be very skeptical of anything the Obama administration is saying. Just today they have been caught out in two HUGE lies related to this war they want — Obama declaring that he didn’t set the “red line,” and Kerry lying about the nature of the rebellion in Syria. These are not small lies, they are large, brazen, in your face lies.

Trust them if you want. I don’t.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"The opposition has increasingly become more defined by its moderation, more defined by the breadth of its membership and more defined by its adherence to some.....democratic process and to an all-inclusive, minority-protecting constitution, which will be broad-based and secular with respect to the future of Syria."

Sure it has, that's why they're slaughtering Christians left and right.

Kerry and Obama are both liars. Obama just wants to deploy the US military in aid of the Muslim Brotherhood and the jihadists,

Anyone in Congress who votes to authorize this deployment is a traitor to America.
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The Winter Soldier has been a professional liar at least since 1971 , and just as have so many of the most vile creatures have been returned to Washington term after term he carries his disdain for the truth with him .
It has been demonstrated that the President of Russia is a better man than the Presidunce lurking in our White House , a sure sign that it is past time for us to clean house .

Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry
32 weeks ago
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This is what the Obama administration has reduced me to. Agreeing with Putin, of all people. Freaking PUTIN. Of course, he's playing this up purely for politics... I sincerely doubt any world player has really trusted Obama for the last three or four years. And he's got his own despicable purposes in mind in the long term, lord knows, including putting the middle East firmly in Russia's sphere of influence. But he's smart enough not to stop an enemy from shooting themselves in the foot.

This ride has long since stopped being amusing, but I don't see any way to get off. Pass the vodka.
33 weeks ago
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What the hell does Lurch's answer even mean? "Basically" this or that....and all that other babbling horse sh!t? Everything this regime says is a damn LIE! If any congressman/senator believes this load of putrid fecal matter, they don't deserve to represent us if they fall for this pack of lies and false characterizations.

Remember BENGHAZI!
33 weeks ago
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"The opposition has increasingly become more defined by its moderation, more defined by the breadth of its membership and more defined by its adherence to some.....democratic process and to an all-inclusive, minority-protecting constitution, which will be broad-based and secular with respect to the future of Syria."

Sure it has, that's why they're slaughtering Christians left and right.

Kerry and Obama are both liars. Obama just wants to deploy the US military in aid of the Muslim Brotherhood and the jihadists,

Anyone in Congress who votes to authorize this deployment is a traitor to America.
33 weeks ago
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Mr. Putin, "Kerry is a liar," is that the best, the very best, you can do? EVERYBODY in the U.S. knows that! What else you got?
Remember last year when Kerry's organization, the United States State Department, assured us that the cause of the murder or our folks in Benghazi was a YouTube video? Measure Kerry's veracity against Susan Rice and the guy they both work for.

BTW, want more Kerry lies? Ask him why he was thrown out of the Harvard Law School!
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What's really bad is that the MSM will let them get away with their lies. No one is holding them accountable.
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I spit up sweet tea on the "all-inclusive, minority-protecting constitution" part. I wonder when they added the "decapitate all Christians amendment" into the al-qaeda Bill of Rights? What a load of putrid sh!t....
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