Saturday, October 01, 2016

Has Anyone Ever Spotted a Moderate Rebel in Syria?

Has Anyone Ever Spotted a Moderate Rebel in Syria?

by Stephen Lendman

Nobody has because none exist - why it’s impossible separating them from terrorists. They’re all cut from the same extremist jihadist cloth - imported US death squads, serving as imperial foot soldiers. 

So why does Russia maintain the myth otherwise? More importantly, why does it waste time negotiating with its sworn enemy bent on destroying its sovereignty, wanting its democratically elected government toppled, replaced by a puppet regime America controls?

Why does it engage in endless talks with Washington, knowing they accomplish nothing. Even when agreements are reached, US policymakers under all administrations breach them, often straightaway the way things have gone in Syria and Ukraine.

Claiming otherwise is one of the many Big Lies about Obama’s war on Syria, naked aggression, planned long before initiated, falsely characterized as civil conflict. Syria was invaded. There’s nothing civil about what’s ongoing.

All wars are based on a foundation of misinformation, deceptions and Big Lies. Truth is the ally of peace, the enemy of war, why suppressing it is vital to wage them.

If people understood why they’re fought and propaganda selling them, their tax dollars diverted from vital homeland needs to fund them, harming their welfare, they’d oppose governments waging them, maybe rise up against them.

Americans were largely pacifists pre-WW I. State-sponsored propaganda turned them into raging German haters. It took Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor for Congress to approve war - before the UN’s founding and Geneva Conventions.

One nation attacking another is naked aggression without Security Council authorization. In America, Congress and presidents have no authority on their own to go to war without it - hardly an obstacle for US war-makers, operating by their own rules and standards, international, constitutional and US statute laws pertaining to war be damned.

All US post-WW II wars from aggression on North Korea in the early 50s (not the other way around) to today’s raging conflicts were and are naked acts of aggression - Security Council authorization absent in all cases.

The world community’s failure to act responsibly lets America get away with mass murder and much more. Will nuclear war be its next high crime? Will we all go together when we go in its aftermath?

Defeating the scourge of US imperialism in Syria is vital to prevent it’s regional spread, a cancer destroying everything it touches, nations along with millions of people - America the greatest threat to world peace and humanity’s survival.

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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