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by Stephen Lendman
Britain proves time and again it’s a loyal imperial partner, participating in all US wars of aggression overtly or covertly, rule of law principles be damned.
Washington wants the November 13 Paris false flag along with Brussels violence and lockdown used as a pretext for escalated bombing of Syrian targets, not ISIS and other terrorists. Britain’s David Cameron intends holding a parliamentary vote on greater UK involvement in Obama’s war on Assad – likely this week.
He lied claiming an imminent ISIS threat to Britain’s homeland when the only thing its people need fear is state-sponsored terrorism, a false flag like in Paris.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon lied like Cameron, saying “(t)he threat to the UK is extremely high. An attack is highly likely so we have to respond. What happened in Paris and Brussels could easily happen in London” or other UK cities.
“These aren’t people you can negotiate with. You can only deal with them by force.” False! The simple way to defeat them is stop supporting them. Without Western and regional help, they’ll shrivel to no more than a pest or nuisance.
Fallon claiming UK bombing in Iraq and covertly in Syria is “making a big difference” is polar opposite truth. Partnered with Washington, zero ISIS and other terrorists targets have been hit in over a year of bombing in both countries – just infrastructure and government sites.
Fallon ranting about “need(ing) to hit ISIL harder and deal with this death cult once and for all” ignores his government’s support for its elements. Britain like America is hell bent on ousting Assad and opposing Russia’s real war on terrorism, having a major effect.
Cameron, Obama and rogue partners perpetuate the myth about supporting so-called “moderate” rebels when none exist. Britain’s leader lied “about 70,000 Syrian opposition fighters on the ground who do not belong to extremist groups.”
No one can find them for obvious reasons. All anti-Assad elements are terrorists – imported from scores of countries, supported by Washington, Britain, France, Turkey, other NATO members, Israel and regional rogue states, armed and taught how to commit gruesome atrocities.
Sovereign Syria is fighting for its existence, Russian support crucial. UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn strongly opposes Cameron’s rage for war. Bombing will make things “worse, not better,” he explains.
He’ll decide whether to impose the whip on Labour MPs, he said. “It’s the leader who decides. I will make up my mind in due course. “Labour membership must have a voice. Labour MPs need to listen to that voice and try to understand where they are coming from.”
He questions Cameron’s Big Lie about 70,000 moderates. Resolving Syria’s conflict requires ending support for ISIS, halting their oil revenue source, and working toward a political settlement.
He’s urging Labour’s ruling national executive committee to back his efforts to persuade party MPs to support him.
Russia allied with Syrian ground forces are the best hope to defeat America’s imperial agenda, aiming to make the world safe for Western monied interests at the expense of peace and stability.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.