In a pretty major foreign policy incident this last week, the Russians actually accused Obama of helping ISIS. It happened after American forces accidentally bombed Syrian Army troops, killing dozens.
Obama made a ceasefire agreement with Russia in Syria – then he killed the people he was exactly supposed to not kill. And those people were trying to kill ISIS – so now Russia is accusing Obama of supporting ISIS.
The United Nations the Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting for Saturday night at Russia’s request to discuss a U.S. airstrike that Moscow says struck Syrian government troops battling the Islamic State group.
The council meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (2330 GMT).
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Moscow is demanding “full and detailed explanations about whether this was deliberate support of the Islamic State or another mistake.”
Zakharova was quoted by the state news agency Tass as saying that “after today’s attack on the Syrian army, we come to the terrible conclusion that the White House is defending the Islamic State.”
The U.S. military says it halted an air raid against IS in eastern Syria after it was informed by Russia that it might have struck Syrian troops. If confirmed, it would be the first American strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces in the five-year-old conflict.
Now Putin is just exaggerating here. That American forces accidentally killed Syrian Army forces is hardly proof that Obama supports ISIS. But that’s how insane and crazy the Middle East is getting under Obama. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better soon.
Here’s more about how Obama just shot himself in the foot in Syria: