Russia and Syria Wrongfully Accused of Ceasefire Breaches

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by Stephen Lendman
It didn’t take long for Western and rogue Arab state sources to begin bashing Russia and Syria irresponsibly – wrongfully claiming ceasefire breaches without credible evidence proving it.
The London-based, Western-funded, anti-Syrian propaganda-generating misnamed Syrian Observatory for Human Rights wrongfully claimed airstrikes targeted rebels in Aleppo province. It reported 14 ceasefire breaches on Saturday alone, adding it’s unable to account for all violations. It reports what its Western paymasters dictate.
French and Saudi foreign ministers conspired against Moscow and Damascus, falsely accusing both governments of ceasefire violations.
An unnamed representative from Riyadh’s cobbled together so-called High Negotiations Committee (HNC), comprised entirely of anti-Assad extremist groups, said ceasefire is in danger of collapsing barely 48 hours after its implementation.
The Wall Street Journal blamed Syria and Russia of “stepp(ing) up airstrikes on opposition-held territory (held) largely by (nonexistent moderate) rebels,” conditionally agreeing to ceasefire terms.
They “fear the airstrikes will be used to attack them under the guise of striking the extremists,” said the Journal.
All anti-government elements are US-supported cutthroat killers. Some partially agreed to the ceasefire terms. Others rejected it.
Moscow and Damascus announced cessation of hostilities in areas held by anti-government forces agreeing to halt further fighting. No credible evidence suggests they reneged on their pledge.
Claims otherwise are vicious anti-Assad/anti-Russian Western and rogue Arab states’ propaganda. Syria and Russia want hostilities ended and conflict resolution efforts initiated.
Washington, Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia want war, not peace. So do their Western and regional allies.
Resolving conflict diplomatically is unachievable. Eliminating anti-government terrorists is the only chance for a durable ceasefire, peace and preserving Syrian sovereignty.
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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.