Phantom Free Syrian Army Moderate Rebels
by Stephen Lendman
So-called Free Syrian Army moderates exist only in US-led Western and media scoundrel propaganda reports - along with deliberate deception from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other regional rogue states.
No such forces exist. All anti-Syrian elements are US-created terrorist groups, including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and their offshoots.
The Big Lie persists. Repeated enough gets most people to believe it. Russia’s real war on terrorism is irresponsibly criticized.
It’s made a major difference on the ground. Claiming it largely targets nonexistent moderates, civilians and non-military sites aims to discredit what deserves universal praise and support.
Putin is not only a preeminent world-class leader. He’s a world-class hero, a defender of nation-state sovereignty and fundamental international law principles against US-led naked aggression, its megalomaniacal rage to dominate, its threat to world peace.
Earlier, Sergey Lavrov strongly rebuked false claims about Russia’s aerial operations, saying:
“No one has told us where the Free Syrian Army operates or where and how the other units of the (so-called) moderate opposition act.”
We (are) ready to establish contact with them (if they exist), if these are indeed efficient armed groups of the patriotic opposition that consist of Syrians.”
“So far, the Free Syrian Army remains a phantom group. Nothing is known about it.” The same goes for all so-called moderate rebels.
Where are they? No one can find them. They don’t exist. Russia’s aerial campaign targets all anti-Syrian terrorist groups exclusively, continuing until they’re reduced to a shadow of their peak strength.
On Monday, Turkey continued lawless cross-border shelling against Kurdish YPG forces and residential areas in northern Syria, demanding they pull back, relinquish hard-won territorial gains.
They responded by pressing ahead, pushing terrorists back, seizing areas they held, routing their fighters - with Russian air power supporting them.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov accused Ankara of lawlessly trying to seize territory in northern Syria, an objective doomed to fail.
Erdogan continues arming ISIS and other terrorists groups. Syrian media reported caches of US and Israeli weapons seized, intended for their use.
A longterm struggle persists as long as Washington and its rogue allies continue arming, funding, training and directing the scourge they claim to oppose - while duplicitously talking peace they fundamentally reject.
Five years of US imperial war on Syria could become as protracted as its aggression on Afghanistan and Iraq.
It continues endlessly, longer than most people can imagine, new administrations prolonging what earlier ones began - a bonanza for war-profiteers, a disaster for victimized millions.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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