Sunday, October 04, 2015

Putin Irresponsibly Bashed for Doing the Right Thing

Putin Irresponsibly Bashed for Doing the Right Thing

by Stephen Lendman

The entire free world wants terrorism defeated. Russia leads the effort to confront it head-on, a righteous undertaking despite the risks.

Putin’s initiative deserves universal praise. Contrary to US propaganda, it’s already making a difference. More on this below. 

Administration and Pentagon officials claiming it’ll strengthen ISIS, prolong war, and increase human suffering is pure rubbish - willful misinformation and Big Lies.

They keep coming nonstop, part of longstanding anti-Putin US policy for outrageous reasons - his independence and support for nation-state sovereignty, urging mutual cooperation among all nations, deploring war, supporting peace initiatives, calling international law principles inviolable, wanting offenders held accountable, and refusing to observe Washington rules, its ruthless geopolitical agenda, making it a pariah in the eyes of free people everywhere.

On October 3, Tass said Russian aircraft conducted over 60 sorties so far, bombing 50 ISIS targets, causing consternation in its ranks. National Defence Control Centre Col. General Andrey Kartapolov said “aircraft have been taking off from the Hmeimim air base (night and day), targeting the whole of Syria.”

“In the past three days we have managed to disrupt the terrorists’ infrastructure and to substantially degrade their combat capabilities. Intelligence reports say that militants are leaving the areas under their control.”

“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions.”

A powerful precision electro-optical TV-guided KAB-500 air bomb was used against an ISIS location near Maarrat al-Numan, destroying its facilities, weapons, ammunition, fuel and equipment. 

Photographic evidence showed major damage and destruction of ISIS targets struck. Drones maintain round-the-clock surveillance of their activities.

Chosen targets are “promptly engaged, regardless of” atmospheric conditions, Kartapolov explained.

“There is panic and desertion among (ISIS) ranks. Nearly 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are making attempts to get out to Europe.”

Lebanon-based Arab satellite television Al Mayadeen reported ISIS forces evacuating areas around their stronghold Raqqa location. Unknown numbers pulled out.

After Russia’s campaign began, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ISIS and other terrorist groups are being targeted. “These organizations are well known and the targets are chosen in coordination with the armed forces of Syria.”

US media feature willful Pentagon misinformation and Big Lies, including Air Force General Robert Otto claiming Russia is using “dumb bombs,” not laser-guided precision weapons, accusing Moscow irresponsibly of indiscriminate bombing - polar opposite truth.

Claims about Russian air strikes killing civilians are willfully falsified. Targets are carefully chosen to avoid them - unlike how America operates. 

Deliberately targeting an Afghan hospital last week, killing and injuring doctors, other medical staff and patients is the latest US atrocity. Calling a willful war crime collateral damage compounds it.

Washington won’t cooperate with Russia in a real war on terrorism for obvious reasons. Waging it undermines its objective, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorist to achieve its strategic aims.

US imperialism turns nations to rubble, set parts of the world ablaze, murders millions, creates enemies, spawns elements like ISIS, then used for imperial advantage.

When will world leaders stop tolerating an agenda serving US interests at the expense of others? How long will world populations put up with genocide and human misery - killing millions, creating dystopian conditions for most others?

When is enough enough? America is a global scourge, a serial killer, a neocon-infested monster, waging war on humanity, its mortal enemy - the real evil empire, vital to challenge and stop before it kills us all.

Russia is the world’s new moral leader. Its war on US-supported terrorism deserves universal support.

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