Oliver Stone, filmmaker and close friend of leftist dictators, lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as a “stabilizing force” in Syria.
“Putin is a stabilizing force in the Middle East… and Syria… contrary to the U.S.,” he told the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh. “Mr Putin was always concerned about the terrorists. If they had gotten to Damascus… there would be a possible caliphate throughout this whole region,” Stone said.
“Mr Putin doesn’t have the oil interest in mind. He has the concept of keeping a balance and respecting the sovereignty of these countries,” he added.
Stone has long had an admiration for strongman Putin. In 2017, Stone broadcast The Putin Interviews, a series of 12 interviews with the Russian leader, whom Stone called “an excellent CEO of a company. Russia is your company.” The left loves Putin, which makes their faux outrage over his purported collusion in President Trump’s 2016 election victory all the more hollow and hypocritical.