What you did in Iraq & Libya is the real barbarism – Russian FM spox replies to US envoy to UN

“What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counterterrorism, it is barbarism,” US envoy to U.N. Samantha Power told the Security Council. “Instead of pursuing peace, Russia and Assad make war. Instead of helping get life-saving aid to civilians, Russia and Assad are bombing the humanitarian convoys, hospitals and first responders who are trying desperately to keep people alive,” Power said. (CNN)

The use of the term ‘barbarism’ by the American envoy drew sarcastic remarks from Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova“Historically speaking… a barbarian is someone not belonging to an empire, and we have only one of those today,” she noted on her Facebook page. “As for the imagery… the world has seen nothing more barbaric in modern history than Iraq and Libya done the Washington way.” (Russia Today)