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by Stephen Lendman
Obama’s war is in its fourth year – using Islamic State and other takfiri terrorists as US proxies to replace Bashar al-Assad with a pro-Western puppet.
Continued conflict killed over 200,000, displaced millions more and created the world’s greatest internal and external refugee crisis.  Nothing in prospect suggests ending things diplomatically.
Putin and Sergey Lavrov met with Syrian Foreign Minister Wali al-Moualem in Moscow. They pledged continued support in fighting terrorism.
“Our policy of supporting Syria, its leadership and its people remains unchanged,” said Putin. “Syrian people will win in the final run.”
Lavrov stressed Russia will continue “all possible assistance to increase (Syria’s) ability to resist the evil” of terrorist forces battling to overthrow its government.
Al-Muallem condemned Washington for spending a billion dollars supporting terrorists operating in Syria.
“The Americans are making no secret of their support for terrorists,” he said. They demand resolving things politically while waging dirty proxy war.
Putin promised support for establishing an anti-terrorism coalition – despite regional countries including Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states allied against Damascus.
Al-Muallem said “Syria’s main problem is the support offered to terrorists that are active in our country by neighboring nations. But we are ready – based on (help offered by Russia) – to work toward cooperation in the fight against terrorism.”
They infest the region – recruited by Washington and rogue allies from scores of countries. Syria’s survival depends on defeating them. Iraq and other countries are threatened.
Washington’s aim to topple all independent governments is the greatest threat of all. Direct US intervention in Syria and elsewhere looms if proxy wars fail.
Putin confirmed Russia will keep helping Syria economically throughout its current crisis, as well as help strengthen its defense capability.
Saudi documents obtained by WikiLeaks revealed a secret Riyadh, Turkey, Qatar plot to topple Assad. Last month, AP News reported the same thing – citing Saudi Arabia and Turkey alone.
Saying both countries adopted “an aggressive new strategy to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad…their common enemy.”
Their alliance reflects impatience with Obama’s failure to act more aggressively, said AP. It omitted explaining Obama’s war – launched in March 2011 to topple Assad, eliminate an Israeli rival, isolate Iran, and use takfiri death squads to do it.
Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are bit players except for their willingness to supply weapons, funding and training along with US CIA and special forces involved.
The battle for Syria’s soul continues. No end of conflict looms – nor relief for millions of Syrians suffering hugely because of Washington’s imperial ruthlessness.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.