Sunday, October 16, 2016

NYT Blasts Moscow and Damascus, Ignores US War Crimes in Syria

NYT Blasts Moscow and Damascus, Ignores US War Crimes in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Commenting on failed Saturday Lausanne talks on Syria, The Times shamelessly blamed Syrian and Russian forces for heavy fighting in Aleppo, ignoring their struggle to eliminate US-supported terrorists, holding tens of thousands of civilians captives as human shields.

A separate article explained Lausanne talks failed as expected. The Times acknowledged they “broke up after a few hours on Saturday, without signs of progress…”

Instead of explaining Washington’s rage for war against a sovereign independent nation threatening no one, The Times stressed Syria and Russia continuing a “ferocious assault on” terrorists it called “rebels” in eastern Aleppo.

Lausanne talks “brought no prospect of early relief” to the area, said The Times, citing “international aid agencies saying heavy bombing continues - ignoring the struggle to liberate tens of thousands of civilians held captive by US-supported terrorists.

The Times repeated the Big Lie, claiming “Syrian and Russian aircraft bombed four hospitals in Aleppo on Friday…” No evidence suggests it because none exists. 

Plenty shows Pentagon and so-called “coalition” warplanes repeatedly terror-bomb civilian targets, including hospitals and vital infrastructure - what Times reports never explain, consistently blaming Russia and Syria for US-led high crimes, including atrocities committed by imperial foot soldiers.

Beleaguered eastern Aleppo civilians desperately need humanitarian aid - obstructed or stolen by US-supported terrorists, The Times blaming Syria and Russia forces for their high crimes.

It quoted a disgracefully misleading statement by Doctors Without Borders’ Syria mission head Carlos Francisco, saying “(b)y damaging the few remaining places where lives can be saved, it is clear that Syria and Russia are squeezing the life out of eastern Aleppo.”

US-supported al-Nusra and other terrorists infest the area - bearing full responsibility for ongoing fighting.

War won’t end as long as Washington wants it continued. It risks direct confrontation with Russia, the threat of explosive global war. 

Media scoundrels heighten what’s increasingly likely by hate-mongering propaganda - disgraceful Putin bashing, ignoring America’s ruthless imperial agenda, waging war on humanity for unchallenged global dominance.

Hillary succeeding Obama assures neocons like herself running things, pursuing interventionist policy, inventing nonexistent enemies to attack - wanting regime change in Russia, China and Iran, risking the madness of possible nuclear war.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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