Claiming a desire to "speak directly to the American people and their political leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin has penned an op-ed for the New York Times. He calls it: A Plea for Caution From Russia.
No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces, to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists. Reports that militants are preparing another attack — this time against Israel — cannot be ignored.