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'You're Like The Larry David Of International Diplomacy'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.13.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took Vladimir Putin's controversial New York Times op-ed to task on Thursday night's "Daily Show," going as far as to compare the Russian ...

What Putin Didn't Tell the American People

Anna Neistat | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Anna Neistat

It's not what Vladimir Putin's New York Times op-ed says that's so worrisome; it's what it doesn't say. As a Russian and as someone who has been to Syria multiple times since the beginning of the conflict to investigate war crimes and other violations, I would like to mention a few things Putin overlooked. There is not a single mention in Putin's article, addressed to the American people, of the egregious crimes committed by the Syrian government and extensively documented by the UN Commission of Inquiry, local and international human rights groups, and numerous journalists: deliberate and indiscriminate killings of tens of thousands of civilians, executions, torture, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests. His op-ed also makes no mention of Russia's ongoing transfer of arms to Assad throughout the past two and a half years.