World’s Leading Human Rights Abuser Blames Others for Its High Crimes
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
History accurately explained doesn’t lie. No nation in world history harmed more people over a longer duration than America.
Nazi Germany’s ruthlessness lasted 12 years, Stalinist Russia for 30 years, America from before the republic was established in 1776 – an unmatched record of war on humanity at home and abroad, a greater threat today than ever.
Washington’s hegemonic aims risk unthinkable global nuclear war. North Korea and Syria are in the eye of the storm.
Korean peninsula brinkmanship could escalate to devastating war. So could US presence in Syria, waging endless war Russia alone among major powers is trying to resolve diplomatically.
Its good faith efforts are thwarted by US imperial aims, wanting regime change, Syrian sovereignty destroyed, and pro-Western puppet rule replacing its legitimate government.
Eastern Ghouta is the last major terrorist stronghold in the country, controlled by al-Nusra and other US-supported terrorists.
Operation Damascus Shield is underway by Syrian forces to free the 60-square mile enclave from their infestation.
Russia and Syria agreed to observe Security Council Resolution 2401, calling for a 30-day ceasefire – except for permitted operations against ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, and elements connected to them.
Turkey ignored the ceasefire, continuing its aggression in northern Syria. So did America and its so-called “coalition” partners – terror-bombing populated areas on the phony pretext of combating ISIS they support, massacring civilians.
Anti-Russia/anti-Syria propaganda war rages – both countries wrongfully blamed for high crimes committed by Washington and its partners, along with terrorists they support.
Focus at the moment is mainly on Eastern Ghouta. Terrorist groups breached the ceasefire straightaway. They’re holding countless thousands of trapped civilians hostage as human shields.
Russia established humanitarian corridors for them to leave. Shelling by terrorists prevents it. They’ll lethally shoot on sight anyone spotted trying to flee for safety.
During her Tuesday press briefing, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert lied, saying Russia “certainly (has) not adher(ed) to the ceasefire…because they continue to sponsor and back Bashar al-Assad’s government.”
Fact: Russian and Syrian forces are adhering to ceasefire terms. America, its rogue partners, and Turkey continue breaching them daily.
Fact: Russia supports international law. It respects and backs Syrian sovereignty, territorial integrity, and right of its people alone to choose their government and leadership – free from foreign interference, as international law demands.
Fact: America, NATO, Israel and their regional rogue partners flagrantly violate international legal, moral and ethical norms and standards.
Fact: These nations, along with terrorist foot soldiers they support, bear full responsibility for hundreds of thousands of Syrian casualties, numbers mounting daily – not Russia, Syria, Hezbollah or Iran, united against the scourge of terrorism US-led Western nations and their partners in high crimes support.
Nauert: “You have seen the children who are suffering and dying. You’ve seen the innocent people doing that.”
“The world has come together. The world has said that this has to stop. I find it ironic when Russia calls for a humanitarian road, a humanitarian zone.”
“You know what the humanitarian zone is? It’s the entirety of Syria, not just one little area that Russia cutely tries to carve out.”
“It should be the entire country, because that is what Russia and those 15 other countries agreed to in the UN Security Council resolution.”
Russia led the way in establishing four de-escalation zones – opposed by Washington, wanting endless war and regime change.
During the 2016 battle to liberate East Aleppo from US-supported terrorists’ control, Russian and Syrian aerial operations observed ceasefire. A humanitarian corridor was successfully established, enabling residents to leave safely.
Russia alone among world powers continues working for conflict resolution throughout Syria – unattainable because Washington wants another imperial trophy, no matter the human cost.
Nauert’s remarks on Tuesday and numerous times earlier, along with Western media-led propaganda war, falsely blame Russia, Syria, Hezbollah and Iran for high crimes committed by Washington, its imperial partners, and terrorists they support.
That’s the reality on the ground in Eastern Ghouta and throughout much of Syria.
War continues raging with no prospect for resolution any time soon because of US-led imperial aims – what Western media never report.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”