Putin: "I Guess Allah Decided To Punish The Ruling Clique In Turkey By Stripping Them Of Their Sanity"

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During his annual "State of the Nation" Address inthe Russian Parliament on Wednesday,Vladimir Putin branded Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet last month a "treacherous war crime."

Putin also said, "probably Allah alone knows why they did it... and I guess Allah decided to punish the ruling clique in Turkey by stripping them of their sanity."

"But we will not respond in a nervous and dangerous way, our reaction will not be to achieve short term political goals, no, our actions will be based on responsibility before our people, our country."

"We don't want any sabre-rattling, but if somebody thinks they can get away with this with tomatoes and restrictions on construction workers, they are wrong. We will long remember what they did and they will long regret what they did.

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