Parsing Putin: Russia Sends Signals To The West In Statement On Jet Attack

A few hours after French President Francois Hollande called for Moscow and the West to fight Islamic State (IS) militants together in the wake of deadly attacks in Paris, Russia abruptly announced it was now certain a terrorist bomb blew a passenger jet to pieces over Egypt on October 31.

The timing of the announcement was clearly no coincidence. When the Federal Security Service chief reported on national television that the Sinai crash that killed 224 people was a terrorist act, President Vladimir Putin was ready with a solemn moment of silence, a stern vow to punish the culprits, and an order to step up Moscow’s military campaign in Syria.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    If you’re not with us you’re with the terr’ists.

  • Clink9

    I don’t understand why all the asshat leaders in the West can’t get together and agree to annihilate every last jihadi.

    Good for the economy, make lots of bombs and bullets, might even get themselves re elected for a couple of terms. Win win win.

    • FactsWillOut

      The western leaders would prefer to maintain instability, use that as a pretext to import jihadi “refugees”, and use the resultant domestic violence as a pretext to grab our guns and otherwise curtail our God-given rights and freedoms.

      • Clink9

        Evil in it’s purest form. Worse than taking our hard earned cash and handing it out for welfare.

        • FactsWillOut

          Ask yourself, who is actually using terror to further their goals?