Putin given go-ahead to build new super army to destroy ISIS, by Tom Batchelor.
VladimirPutin has been granted permission to build a super army to crush Islamic State fanatics at home and abroad. The National Guard force – which was approved by the Russian parliament today – will be put under the strongman’s personal command.
It will be used for major counter-terrorism operations across the planet and have vast powers, including the authority to shoot into crowds and hold suspects for indefiite interrogation. It will be used to conduct military operations around the world, detaining terror suspects for as long as is necessary to glean intelligence from them before handing them over to the police.
Experts say the ruthless force will act as an “extension” of Putin himself.
hat-tip Stephen Neil