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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Putin Begins Fourth Term as Russia's President
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
He faces daunting challenges domestically and geopolitically. Illegally imposed US and go-along EU sanctions hurt Russia's economy – new ones likely coming to squeeze harder.
He failed to achieve conflict resolution in Syria for lack of maximum effort to defeat the scourge of US-supported terrorists.
He let Turkey and Washington seize much of northern Syrian territory, was a bystander to the April 2017 US aggression against Syria's Shayrat airbase – based on a CW false flag Big Lie.
Again last month, he did nothing to challenge US/UK/French aggression based on another false flag CW incident.
Throughout over seven years of war, he failed to supply Syria with sophisticated Russian air defense systems to defend the country effectively against US-led NATO and Israeli aggression – things heading toward all-out war i
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