Sunday, February 21, 2016

Futile Diplomatic Efforts to Resolve Syria's Conflict

Futile Diplomatic Efforts to Resolve Syria’s Conflict

by Stephen Lendman

America’s rage for war assures protracted Syrian conflict. Nothing in prospect suggests resolution.

US claims otherwise are a complete fabrication. Washington continues supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups, using them as imperial foot soldiers - intending endless war until Syrian sovereignty is replaced by another US vassal state.

Sunday blasts in Damascus’ southern Sayeda Zeinab district and Homs killed dozens, injured many more. Defenseless civilians were targeted, showing US-backed terrorists intend to keep fighting - with full Washington support and encouragement. 

John Kerry in Amman lied, saying “the United States is doing everything in (its) power (to) degrade and destroy Daesh…giving the people of Syria (hope for a better) future.”

Claiming “we are closer to a ceasefire today than we have been” before is polar opposition reality. Saying Washington wants a “political solution” belies its rage for war, its aim to oust Assad, destroy Syrian sovereignty, replace it with a US-controlled puppet regime.

Putin and Assad aren’t fooled by US duplicity. Concern over what Erdogan plans next remains - only with US permission or complicity, not unilaterally. Don’t let his duplicitous bluster fool you, the ravings of a madman, wailing:

“Turkey has every right to conduct operations in Syria and the places where terror organizations are nested with regards to the struggle against the threats that Turkey faces,” - his megalomania apparent for everyone to see, defying international law, his imperial delusions taking precedence.

Turkey will “protect its sovereign rights,” he blustered. He’s the aggressor, not the victim. Whether he’ll dare launch a full-scale invasion remains to be seen. Even lunatics like Erdogan won’t act without Obama’s OK, unlikely to come.

Claiming “(n)o one can restrict Turkey’s right to self-defense in the face of terror acts” conceals his support for ISIS and likeminded groups waging war on Syria.

Flashpoint conditions remain hugely dangerous. Anything ahead could ignite full-blown conflict, embroiling the entire region and beyond.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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