Devastating Toll of Obama’s Rape of Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Wherever America shows up, genocidal slaughter, vast destruction and unspeakable human misery follow.
Syria is Obama’s highest of high crimes among numerous others on his deplorable rap sheet. A special place in hell awaits him, a lower level Dante forgot.
According to the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR), at least 470,000 Syrians perished - 11% of its population killed or injured, the equivalent of 33 million Americans. Poverty exploded to over 85%. Unemployment exceeds 50%.
Life expectancy plunged from 70.5 years in 2011 to 55.4 years last year, continuing its downward trajectory. The lives and welfare of millions of long-suffering Syrians are up for grabs. Human misery can’t be quantified.
Surviving is a daily struggle, for many more than they can bear, especially for the elderly, frail, ill or disabled.
Syria is one of history’s greatest crimes, America fully responsible for raping and destroying another nonbelligerent state, wanting US-controlled tyrannical puppet governance replacing its sovereign independence.
Obama created one of the world’s most devastating humanitarian crises in living memory, all elements society affect, no place within its borders safe.
Nothing operates normally throughout the country, millions internally and externally displaced without access to services vital to sustain life and welfare.
Lack of shelter, food, clean water, medical care and other essentials threatens their ability to stay alive daily.
SCPR estimates the cost of five years of US aggression at around $255 billion, wiping out Syria’s wealth. Russian political, economic, and military help are vital.
Putin earlier pledged to aid Russia’s longtime ally, dating from the 1950s, supporting its sovereign independence, opposing efforts to destroy it.
He said “(w)e are convinced that in the end the Syrian people will be victorious. (O)ur policy, which is intended to support Syria, its leaders and people, remains unchanged.
Geneva, Munich and other conflict resolution discussions changed nothing. Russia forthrightly respects Syrian sovereign independence, Putin committed to defeating terrorism within its borders.
So is Assad, intending no letup in his efforts to eliminate a made-in-the-USA scourge - threatening countries well beyond Syria’s borders.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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