A NEW FRONT?….Vladimir Putin says preventive strikes against terrorists are on the way:
Speaking to a meeting of world mayors in Moscow, Putin also made a veiled attack on the West, saying that double standards in dealing with terrorism are “disastrous for global security.”
Putin didn’t name any specific countries, but his comments appeared to be aimed against European and U.S. officials who have urged Moscow to conduct peace talks with Chechen rebels.
“There continue to be attempts to divide terrorists into ‘ours and others,’ into ‘moderates and radicals,’” Putin said in televised remarks. “All this is a condescending, justifying attitude to murderers, which amounts to being an accomplice to terrorism.”
That sounds suspiciously like, “You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists.” I sure hope Putin’s definition of terrorist turns out to be the same as ours.