Putin “praised Russia’s military involvement in Syria, saying without it, the threats of terror attacks would have been much worse.” He also asked rhetorically: “What would have happened if those thousands (of terrorists) that I have just spoken about, hundreds of them had come back to us, trained and armed.”
Putin is clearly not interested in appeasing Islamic State terrorists, unlike Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, who passionately attempted to defend them as “foreign terrorist travelers” who will be given “reintegration support.”
Trudeau was humiliated in parliament by opposition leader Andrew Scheer, who questioned him about the safety of Canadians, prompting Global News to call Trudeau “clueless” in a commentary. Trudeau has also referred to Scheer as “Islamophobic.”
In addition to the clear threat returning Islamic State fighters pose to Canada, Trudeau’s welcoming-in of Islamic State fighters also threatens U.S. security.
The U.K.’s minister of international development, Rory Stewart, warned about the acute threat posed by returning Islamic State fighters:
I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them
Following the blast in St. Petersburg shopping center, Putin has now called for jihadi terrorists to be “liquidated on the spot.”
“Pictures: Russia Bomb Confirmed as Terror, Putin Calls for Terrorists to Be ‘Liquidated on the Spot’, by Oliver JJ Lane, Breitbart, December 28, 2017:
The number of injured following a blast in a Saint Petersburg shopping centre rose to 13 overnight from the 10 originally reported, with five in “grave condition”, as Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin confirmed the event was a terrorist attack.
Speaking of the attack Friday morning, Putin remarked that while the state security services should work to arrest those responsible according to the law, if they posed an immediate danger to others they should be “liquidated on the spot”, reports Russian state news agency TASS.
Saying that he had already given the order to “kill bandits” to the head of the Russian security agency the FSB while addressing an audience of soldiers who had fought in Syria against the Islamic State, Putin also remarked on the danger of Islamic radicals coming from Islamic State-controlled territory. He is reported to have said: “What would have happened if these thousands, hundreds, returned to us and returned trained, armed, well-trained?”
Initial reports of the blast Wednesday afternoon stated there had been less than 10 injured, but that figure was subsequently revised upwards to 13, with five in “grave condition” in hospital. The explosion, equivalent to 200g of TNT, caused significant damage inside the shopping centre and may have been loaded with shrapnel to cause maximum damage.
The Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee has now taken up responsibility for investigating the attack.
Local Saint Petersburg state news agency Fontanka reports security camera footage showing the alleged attacker walking into the supermarket with a rucksack which he deposited into a storage locker before quickly leaving the premises…..