Russia and America: Worlds Apart on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Russia wants peaceful conflict resolution, Syrian sovereignty respected, its territorial integrity kept intact.
America wants endless war, instability and chaos, Syria raped and destroyed, transformed into another US vassal state, Iran isolated ahead of targeting it the same way, regional hegemony achieved, Moscow’s influence eliminated.
Russia intervened legally in Syria at the behest of its government - to combat terrorism it wants kept from spreading, especially to Central Asia, notably its heartland.
America supports ISIS and other terrorist groups, the scourge it claims to oppose, refusing to cooperate with Moscow in combating it - including providing its military with coordinates of areas infested with anti-government death squads it backs (phony “moderates”), so Russian warplanes won’t target these locations.
For months, its military urged Pentagon cooperation in drawing a map with locations of forces of all combatants in Syria. According to its Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, “no significant progress in this matter” was achieved.
Washington prefers confrontation and obstruction, willing to risk the unthinkable for world dominance, madness threatening us all.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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