Friday, September 30, 2016

US Neocons Promote Escalated War on Syria

US Neocons Promote Escalated War on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Earlier this week, I discussed Syria with a retired 92-year-old academic neighbor in my building. 

We both expressed dismay about the human species, its flawed nature, nowhere more evident than in America - a nation permanently at war, raping one country after another, advanced technology making its super-weapons increasingly destructive, its leadership not shy about using them to achieve its goals.

Without challenging and stopping Washington’s reckless agenda, its pursuit of world dominance, the threat of humanity’s extinction remains frighteningly real.

We both shook our heads, wondering what type future youths in America have to look forward to - vastly different from when we grew up.

Numerous flashpoints exist. US imperial policy bears full responsibility. New conflicts on top of current ones could erupt almost anywhere, on any continent, for any reason with potentially devastating consequences.

The Asia/Pacific is a hot spot, especially the South China Sea with America intruding provocatively where it doesn’t belong. Things seem headed for US war on Beijing. The fate of the region hangs in the balance if launched.

US-led NATO forces deployed in large numbers near Russia’s border may be prelude to eventual Operation Barbarossa 2.0, this time with nuclear and other super-weapons.

Using Nazi-infested Ukrainian putschists as a dagger targeting Russia’s heartland could trigger large-scale conflict in central Europe for the first time since WW II, a clash of nuclear super-powers perhaps following.

Syria poses the greatest imminent threat, Russian and US warplanes overflying its territory, both countries with polar opposite strategic aims. 

Will clashes erupt by accident or intent? Will neocons infesting Washington dare attack Russian planes in Syrian airspace and/or its support personnel on the ground?

Are they waiting for Hillary’s ascension to power before initiating direct confrontation? Will they preemptively wage nuclear war, mindless of the threat to humanity?

A nation bent on world dominance may do anything to attain it. Power-crazed lunatics may only consider objectives, not potentially devastating consequences.

Democrats are as hawkish as hardline Republicans. Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking Democrat Ben Cardin urges “bold US action in Syria” - on the phony pretext of protecting civilian lives neither wing of America’s one-party state gives a damn about.

Virtually the entire Congress bashes Russia relentlessly, facts never interfering with US adversarial strategy and tactics.

On Friday, Wall Street Journal editors called Obama officials “bystanders to Genocide,” highlighting “barbarism” in Syria without acknowledging America’s full responsibility, shared by its rogue partners in high crimes.

Journal editors lied, claiming “Russian and Syrian government forces continue to press their offensive in Aleppo, killing hundreds with incendiary and bunker-buster bombs.”

Propaganda repeated enough gets most people to believe it - why it’s effective in all wars, featuring misinformation, deception and Big Lies, enlisting public support for what’s unjustifiable.

“President Obama bears ultimate responsibility for doing so little to stop the five-year Guernica that is Syria,” Journal editors ranted - suppressing his “responsibility” for waging war in the first place, using imported terrorist death squads.

The whole dirty business would wind down and stop if America and its rogue allies stopped recruiting, arming, funding, training and directing ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist groups.

What’s most important to explain, media scoundrels suppress, ignoring America’s responsibility for regional and other wars, blaming its victims instead.

Endless US naked aggression rages in multiple theaters - no prospects for peace anywhere.

A new century of war followed the last one’s endless carnage. The late historian Gabriel Kolko called the 20th century “the bloodiest in all history” - the current one even bloodier so far.

The business of America is war, a national addiction for unlimited wealth, power and dominance. 

Dante’s ninth gate of Hell bore the inscription: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” It resembles much of planet earth where US imperial wars rage.

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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