Putin says Russia will aid Syria if strikes launched
Russia ain’t messin’ around and it’s lending a bid to oil while the quickening rout on the dollar.
A commitment to aid is a pretty bold statement and is basically a thumb right in Obama’s eye. He says chemical attacks were a provocation by Syrian rebels.
The White House has announced Obama will make a speech on Tuesday to shore up support for an attack. At the moment, it looks like he could love the vote in Congress.
Update: We’re getting some clarification on Putin’s comments crossing the wires. It’s less provocative than initially reported. Asked if Russian would help if foreign military action was taken against Syria, he said Russia will maintain its current level of support, which includes arms shipments.