Saturday, February 20, 2016

Obama Endorses Naked Turkish Aggression on Syria

Obama Endorses Naked Turkish Aggression on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Five years ago next month, Obama launched war on Syria - aiming to replace its sovereign independence with US-controlled puppet governance.

Turkey is a fascist police state ruled by a crazed dictator, a valued US ally, a NATO member country.

On Friday, both leaders spoke by phone, a White House statement, saying it was “about the situation in Syria and US-Turkish cooperation in the fight against terrorism” - concealing their support for ISIS and likeminded groups.

Obama “expressed concern about recent Syrian…advances” - opposing Assad’s liberating struggle, aiming to eliminate US/Turkish-supported terrorists, elements imported from scores of countries, no so-called moderates among them.

He “urgently called for a halt to actions that heighten tensions with Turkey and with (nonexistent) moderate forces in northern Syria,” - ludicrously claiming Assad’s liberating struggle “undermine(s)” US efforts “to degrade and defeat” the scourge America created and supports.

He urged YPG forces to halt their advances, cease freeing terrorist-held areas - at the same time, stressing Washington’s “unwavering commitment…to Turkey’s national security as a NATO ally.”

US and Ankara’s only threats are ones they invent. Obama is frantic to halt Russia’s effective war on terrorism, letting Syrian forces increasingly free ISIS and other terrorists’ held areas.

He and Erdogan claiming a “shared goal of degrading and ultimately destroying (ISIS)” is polar opposite reality. 

Both leaders support the scourge they claim to oppose, desperately trying to halt Syrian/Russian military successes, countering their imperial objectives - America’s rage for global dominance, Erdogan’s delusional Ottoman empire fantasies, risking setting the entire region and beyond ablaze.

On Saturday, Russia’s upper house Federation Council deputy Defense and Security Committee chairman Frants Klintesevich blasted US, UK, French opposition to Russia’s Security Council draft resolution - aimed at halting foreign aggression on Syria, supporting its sovereignty, saying:

Rejecting an important proposal “support(s) Turkey in its aggressive actions, once again demonstrating their Atlantic solidarity” - an anti-peace and stability alliance.

America, Britain and France don’t “want to (take) a step away from bloc positions. They continue acting in the framework of ‘us-them,’ “ undermining peace initiatives, creating “dead-end” conditions.

According to Russia’s Federation Council International Committee head Konstantin Kosachev, these countries aim to undermine Moscow’s conflict resolution efforts, an important step toward world peace.

They reject UN Charter principles and nation-state sovereignty - opting for endless war, madness risking possible unthinkable consequences.

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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