Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Obama's Big Lie Claiming Russia Not Combatting ISIS

Obama’s Big Lie Claiming Russia Not Combating ISIS

by Stephen Lendman

Obama maintains the fiction of America’s war on terrorism, a complete fabrication, suppressing its full responsibility for creating and supporting its scourge, a monstrous enemy of humanity, vital to combat, contain and eliminate.

Addressing reporters at the Paris climate conference, he lied, saying no one should be “under any illusions” about Russia waging war on terrorism - absurdly claiming its campaign achieved no substantial changes on the ground.

Fact: America’s war on terrorism is fake. It’s the world’s greatest proliferator OF terrorism. Russia’s campaign is real, changing the dynamic significantly on the ground in Syria.

Fact: It’s routing ISIS forces effectively, destroying their weapons, facilities, ability to produce and transport stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil to Turkey for refining and black market sales, and in some areas their will to fight, letting Syrian combat troops recapture earlier lost territory, a major change from before Moscow got involved.

According to Obama, Putin only seeks to prop up Assad’s government. False! He respects Syrian sovereignty and the right of its people to decide who’ll lead them, free from outside interference, especially from Washington, a global menace threatening world peace.

Obama calling war in Syria he launched “civil” is polar opposite truth. It’s naked US aggression, like its other imperial wars, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as proxy foot soldiers - what media scoundrels never explain, proliferating state propaganda, suppressing hard truths.

Obama expressing “confiden(ce)” about US forces “degrad(ing) and ultimately destroy(ing)” ISIS terrorism is polar opposite his agenda - actively supporting the scourge he claims to oppose, one of his many Big Lies.

He again expressed support for Erdogan’s premeditated aggression complicit with Washington - downing its Su-24 bomber in Syrian airspace, not cross-border in Turkey as he falsely claimed, Obama outrageously saying:

“I want to be very clear: Turkey is a NATO ally. Along with our allies, the United States supports Turkey’s right to defend itself and its airspace and its territory. And we’re very much committed to Turkey’s security and its sovereignty.”

He ignored his own direct involvement in an act of war on Russia, a major provocation, Putin justifiably livid about what happened, compounded by Erdogan’s refusal to apologize.

He and Obama met on the sidelines of the Paris summit, partners in high crimes, plotting their next moves - Erdogan duplicitously saying “(w)e want peace to prevail at all costs” while actively complicit in naked aggression against Assad, as well as Iraqi and Syrian Kurds.

Interviewed on Czech television on Tuesday, Assad said downing Russia’s aircraft “showed Erdogan’s real intention as he could not cope that the Russian operation (in Syria) changed the balance of power on the ground.” 

“This is Erdogan’s failure in Syria. The failure of his terrorist groups means the end of his political career, and he wanted to do anything to hinder the success” of  effective joint Russian/Syrian military operations.

He explained the way “to fight and defeat (ISIS and other terrorist groups is by) cut(ting) of their supplies of ammunition, weapons, and money, which they mostly get through Turkey with the support of Saudi Arabia and Qatar” - complicit with Washington, other rogue NATO states and Israel.

Peace will be achieved when America and complicit allies “stop supporting terrorists,” he stressed. These groups can’t exist without foreign backers.

Cut off their funding sources, arms, munitions, supplies and outside support, and they’ll become little more than a largely contained irritant.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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