Thursday, September 29, 2016

Russia Calls War in Syria "A US-Controlled International Terrorist Alliance"

Russia Calls War in Syria “A US-Controlled International Terrorist Alliance”

by Stephen Lendman

Anyone paying attention to war on Syria, following reliable independent sources for credible information, avoiding media scoundrel propaganda, knows the conflict is Obama’s war, using terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, supported by Pentagon-led “coalition” air power.

On Thursday, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov blasted State Department spokesman admiral John Kirby’s scurrilous remark, suggesting (US-supported) extremists could launch “attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities…(its) troops (sent) home in body bags.”

He called his remarks the clearest “confession by the US side (that so-called) civil war in Syria is a US-controlled international terrorist alliance” against a sovereign independent state.

What makes Kirby’s statement particularly shocking is that the scale of direct US influence on terrorists’ activity is global. That it reaches as far as Russia. The mask (is) off…” It was off long ago.

Konashenkov explained Russia “knows well as to where in Syria, including Aleppo province, there are ‘clandestine specialists’ who do the operations planning and command the militants’ operations and how many of them there are.”

“Should there follow any attempts to act on the threats towards Russia and Russian military servicemen in Syria, the militants may find themselves short of both body bags and the time to get away.”

Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate first deputy chief General Viktor Poznikhir said “terrorist groups are preparing provocative attacks with chemical weapons on Syrian army positions and residential areas in (eastern) Aleppo to accuse government forces” of the high crime.

Poznikhir’s accusation followed Syria’s UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari telling Security Council members about the intent of Ahrar al-Sham terrorists to use white phosphorous against Syrian soldiers and civilians, a hideous weapon, able to burn flesh to the bone on contact. They want government forces blamed for their high crime.

US-supported terrorists took advantage of a 7-day regime of silence to regroup, rearm and mobilize for new attacks, breaching Geneva terms 300 times in one week, rendering them null and void.

Separately, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova revealed “(a)n especially grave situation” in the battle for Aleppo.

Tactics used by terrorists remain unchanged. Human shields are used in launching attacks. Snipers are involved, shooting Syrian soldiers and civilians.

“(S)o-called infernal machines (consisting of) self-made explosive devices (are) used time after time.” Terrorists “are laying mines along positions they are abandoning and approaches to them. Populated areas in the province of Aleppo and also in the province of Latakia and the Damascus region were shelled.”

Despite Russia’s best efforts for ceasefire and conflict resolution, conditions continue deteriorating. Nothing ongoing suggests any prospect for peace.

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: How the 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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