Putin: Expansion of global terrorism is the U.S.'s fault -- he's right

China and Russia shoulder to shoulder, Victory Day

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with uncommon bluntness against the foreign policy of the United States. He wants an alliance with China and the BRICS states, to close the security gaps that arise from US foreign policy: The illegal interventions of the West are what first gave strength to the Islamic State. The BRICS countries should safeguard against such developments.

At a meeting Monday with the security chiefs of the BRICS countries, Putin declared, according to TASS:

We all know what is happening now, say, in the Middle East or in North Africa, and we are aware of the problems connected with the terrorist organisation that calls itself the Islamic State. However, prior to unacceptable external interference carried out without any sanctions from the United Nations Security Council, the countries where this organisation now flourishes had no terrorism at all. The consequences are clearly grave and everything that happened in the past years on the international arena needs to be adjusted.

Putin sees danger for other nations of the world in the West's aggressive policies: "It is also obvious that our countries have to face serious threats due to violations of international law and the national sovereignty of states in various spheres of activity."

During his meeting with the representatives of China, Putin and his guests aired their views of "color revolution" risks: one such took place in Ukraine, and Moscow expects that the US was firmly behind the removal of president Yanukovich and the subsequent Maidan unrest. It is also indisputable among western observers that the US was meddling in the background.

Just lately has a secret Pentagon report revealed that the US long since had indications that an Islamic state could be established, yet the government in Washington took no action against the IS, because strife between Muslims was in keeping with the geostrategic orientation of the US government.

Remarkable is the fact that Putin now puts forward a linkage between the territorial spread of Islamic terror and US foreign policy in the Near East.

Putin is apparently attempting to increase pressure on the West: The Alliance is making no progress against the splintered fighters in Syria. Lately David Cameron asked Putin to help find a way out of the Syrian morass. Putin, who supports Assad, could charge a good price for his help. His plain words against the West in connection with the rise of the IS give a foretaste of the direction Putin will take in the next hand of Middle East poker. It will certainly not be a position of weakness.

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Translated from German by Tom Winter (Putin's quotes replaced by Sott.net with official translation)