Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad made a last-minute trip to Russia this week to hold high-level talks with Vladimir Putin; visiting the leader’s summer residence near the Black Sea to discuss the ongoing civil war.
According to the Associated Press, Assad trekked to Russia to discuss his country’s fight against “terrorism” and his efforts to help end the seven-year-long struggle between his regime and American-backed rebels.
“It said the two also discussed economic cooperation and growing investments by Russian companies in Syria,” writes the AP. “Russia has been a key ally of Assad throughout the seven-year Syrian civil war. Moscow launched an air campaign on behalf of Assad’s forces in 2015 that tipped the conflict in his favor.”
Though the United States and Russia cooperate in the regional fight against ISIS fighters, each nation finds itself on opposite sides of the brutal civil war; with Russia supporting the Assad regime and the United States arming Syrian rebels aimed at overthrowing the dictatorship.
BEHAR GOES NUCLEAR: Joy Says There’s NO DIFFERENCE Between Trump, Assad, Kim
Comedian Joy Behar found herself in hot-water Thursday after she wildly claimed there was no clear “moral” difference between President Trump, Kim Jong Un, and Bashar al-Assad; saying she sees Trump as “provoking war” across the globe.
“We’ve gotten to the point in this world now where we have to rely on the sanity of Kim Jong Un and [Vladimir] Putin over the President of the United States,” said Behar.
“Do you think Kim Jong Un is less moral than Trump? Do you?” Behar asked co-host Meghan McCain.
“It’s hard for me to sit here with moral relativism about many things with Trump,” McCain fired-back. “If you think that Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad, and President Trump are the exact same thing, it’s when you lose all arguments with me in every way.”
“What I’m saying is that the two of them are backing off of war and Trump is provoking war, that’s what I see,” said Behar.
Watch her vicious comments above.
BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with ‘Surprise’ Attacks
Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime issued a direct threat to Israel on Tuesday, warning the region’s only democracy of “more surprises” should their air force continue to operate over Syrian territory, reports Reuters.
The threat comes just days after the Syrian military -armed with equipment from Iran- shot down an Israel F16 fighter jet; prompting a fierce response from the Israeli military which immediately destroyed the anti-air battery.
“Have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war – this war of attrition Syria has been exposed to for years – had made it incapable of confronting attacks,” said Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Sussan.
“God willing, they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack Syria,” he added.
Syria’s direct threat follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough talk towards both the Iranian and Syrian regime; saying, “We will continue to harm anyone who tries to harm us. This was our policy and this will remain our policy.”