Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Fantasy Ceasefire in Syria

Fantasy Ceasefire in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

I’ve explained many times. Syria is Obama’s war. There’s nothing civil about it. Scoundrel media regurgitated state-sponsored propaganda falsely claims otherwise.

Endless war rages, US policymakers committed to replace its sovereign independence with US-controlled puppet governance - one of history’s greatest crimes toward this end of no consequence.

Ceasefire buys time for US-supported terrorists to regroup, rearm and add new fighters to their ranks.

Sergey Lavrov warned about foreign-backed terrorists having chemical warfare agents. He discretely left unexplained how US special forces and CIA operatives have been training them in their use throughout years of conflict - saying only foreign specialists helped them master the production of these agents.

Perhaps the next shoe to drop is their more widespread use by US-supported terrorists, Assad wrongfully blamed like earlier, an added pretext for endless war for regime change.

Lavrov blasted Turkey’s support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, saying as long as its border remains porous, Erdogan continues providing arms on the phony pretext of supplying humanitarian aid.

Turkish journalists reporting this were accused of espionage and treason. On February 26, the nation’s Constitutional Court (its highest legal body for constitutional review, serving also as its Supreme Court) ordered Cumhuriyet’s Can Dunbar and Erdem Gul released, lawlessly incarcerated since last November for doing their job - exposing Erdogan’s arms-running operation, supplying ISIS and other terrorists in Syria.

Both men are out of prison but not free, still accused of espionage and treason. Erdogan vowed to ignore the court order, saying he has “no respect” for it, intending to railroad them back behind bars - or maybe assassinate them to eliminate their voices altogether.

Lavrov minced no words, saying “(i)nflicting a decisive defeat on the Islamic State (ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra, and similar groups is an inviolable condition for (supporting) the rights of long-suffering people of Syria, Iraq, (the entire) Middle East, North Africa” and elsewhere.

Negotiating with US and other countries backing them is a waste of time. Smashing them decisively is the only way to preserve Syrian sovereignty.

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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