Horror Stories from Obama’s War on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
US aggression using ISIS and other terrorists to do its dirty work so far left over half a million Syrians dead, millions injured, many permanently maimed, half the population internally or externally displaced, and no end of conflict in sight.
Syria is one of many US post-WW II great crimes, a nation being systematically raped and destroyed, imperial ruthlessness at its worst - dominance alone mattering, human lives and welfare of no consequence.
Is Western civilization too flawed to fix? It seems so from the despicable example America sets - humanity’s greatest scourge, perhaps its undoing entirely if not challenged and stopped.
Daily horror stories from Syria alone explain. On August 13, Tass reported hundreds of civilians killed or injured in Aleppo in less than a fortnight of August fighting. Half are women and children.
“Hundreds of badly injured civilians are at hospitals throughout the city,” Tass reported. “They all are in desperate need for qualified medical assistance” - too little available under war zone conditions.
Heavy weapons supplied terrorists by America and other rogue states cause enormous loss of life and damage.
According to Tass, an Aleppo University Hashim pathologist said terrorists are using “scorched earth” tactics. “I saw pits of five meters deep…left from the explosions (able to) destroy a house,” he said, adding his own home was hit.
One area resident aged 17 said “I was sleeping at home, then woke up all in blood and could not realize what was happening. I was taken to hospital, underwent surgery.”
“This is all I can remember. Later on, I learned the terrorists had thrown a shell. My father also was injured, my brothers too.”
A woman said “(a) shell has hit this shop. The owner lost his leg. Fragments hit my house balcony. I could barely manage to hide my children.”
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), US-supported ISIS terrorists “abducted more than 2,000 civilians from the city of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo” - using them as human shields to flee the area.
US-supported Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists (rebranded Jabhat Fatah al Sham) murdered dozens of jihadists trying to flee Aleppo with their families via one of multiple Russia-established humanitarian corridors.
Many others escaped unharmed, no longer willing to risk their lives for the grand illusion of a lost cause, an imperial project not worth fighting for.
Unknown numbers of US, UK, French and likely other foreign special forces operate in Syria and around areas bordering Turkey and Iraq.
Their mission is aiding ISIS and other terrorist groups, not combatting them. Fars News reported at least 7,000 Saudi trained jihadists in Jordan near Syria’s border “ready to be dispatched to join other terrorists' battle against the Syrian government and army” - Lebanon’s al-Manar its source.
“There are several British and western military trainers and advisors in the Saudi-established camp. The western officers are to accompany the fighters in their war against the Syrian government,” the broadsheet said.
Other sources disclosed the presence of US operatives involved - likely CIA agents, special forces and perhaps Pentagon contractors.
On August 13, al-Mayadeen television reported thousands of jihadists in southern Syria wanting to lay down their arms and stop fighting.
Apparently many others are willing to take their place. Endless conflict continues - efforts for peace pure fantasy despite Russia’s best efforts to resolve things diplomatically.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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