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America Wants War, Not Resolution, in Syria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

So-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants are US-supported terrorists, imported death squads waging war on Syria and its people.

According to AMN News and other reports, FSA forces began “a major offensive against pro-government forces” in southwest Syria, using foreign-supplied heavy artillery around Bir Mahroutha and Umm Rumam.

Days of ceasefire violations in Syria’s Badia al-Sham region preceded the ongoing offensive, undermining cessation of hostilities in southern Syria.

Separately on Tuesday, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Ansari, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said “(w)e continue our consultations.”

“The most important thing is the forecast of agreeing specific steps on how to help the peoples in that region, above all the Syrians, to develop optimal specific solutions concerning security, the cessation of hostilities, while effectively fighting terrorists and tackling humanitarian issues.”

He praised Iran’s contribution to restoring peace and stability to the country.

During his Tuesday press conference, discussed in a same day article, Rex Tillerson said conflict resolution in Syria depends on new leadership replacing Assad, along with Iranian military forces and other “foreign fighters” aiding government troops “leav(ing) and go(ing) home.”

“Those are our two end state conditions,” he stressed. Otherwise US support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, along with Pentagon terror-bombing will continue, he failed to explain.

According to Syrian media reports, US warplanes massacred dozens of civilians in Deir Ezzor province on Tuesday, continuing America’s daily onslaught, ignored by Western media scoundrels.

The Tuesday incident came hours after US warplanes terror-bombed Abu Kamal in the same province, including a hospital, killing or injuring over two dozen civilians.

Despite Israeli objections, Russia deployed hundreds of forces to monitor shaky deescalation in southern Syria, positioning them about eight km from Israeli Golan and along the Jordanian border.

Netanyahu’s request for Trump to intercede against the deployment was unsuccessful. Israel calls deescalation efforts in Syria a way for Iran to gain a foothold.

Tehran, Moscow and Damascus support whatever it takes to restore peace and stability to Syria. America and Israel want endless war and regime change.

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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.