Friday, April 22, 2016

US State-Sponsored Terrorism Prevents Peace in Syria

US State-Sponsored Terrorism Prevents Peace in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

America is the world’s leading sponsor of global terrorism, using death squads to advance its imperium, raping one nation after another, responsible for millions of deaths.

Neocons influencing policy want unipolar/New World Order dominance. Paul Wolfowitz once said Washington’s “first objective is prevent(ing) the reemergence of (rival states), either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere.”

The agendas of both countries are polar opposite. Russia wants peace, stability, and multi-world polarity. America wants endless wars, turbulence and unchallenged dominance.

Both countries clash over Syria. Russia wants its sovereign independence and territorial integrity preserved. 

Washington wants it transformed into another US vassal state, its resources looted, its people exploited. Endless conflict continues. Farcical peace talks collapsed.

State Department spokesman admiral John Kirby said “there is not now nor other plans to actively cooperate military with the Russian military in Syria.”

Washington supports imported death squads, ISIS and other US created terrorists, undermining Russian efforts for peace.

On Thursday, its Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted increasing increasing hostilities and “tensions along the line of engagement in Syria…”

“We see a desperate (US/Saudi/Turkish backed) attempt of terrorists to disrupt the political process. (T)here is no place in the political process for people who adhere to terrorism-related actions.”

Ankara especially, with “tacit consent” or active “support”…of its allies and partners…is conniving with extremists and terrorists.”

Russia presented documented evidence of its activities to Security Council members. No action was taken. Media scoundrels ignore them.

US/Saudi backed terrorists comprising most opposition members bear full responsibility for collapsed peace talks.

No responsible government would accept unacceptable pre-conditions they demanded. Ceasefire is more illusion than reality. Full-blown conflict could resume any time.

Washington blames Russia for escalated hostilities initiated by US supported terrorists - repeating the tired old canard about its forces attacking moderate rebels.

None exist. All anti-government elements are terrorists. Russia righteously continues helping Syria eliminate their scourge.

Washington calls its actions provocative, intending increased support for imported death squads, supplying them with heavy weapons, showing it wants endless war, not peace.

How far Obama will go in his remaining months remains to be seen. If Clinton or a likeminded Republican neocon replaces him, all bets are off.

The entire region and beyond may explode in conflict. Maybe Russia and/or China will be attacked. The horror of possible global war should scare everyone.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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

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