Germany Joins US Anti-Syrian Coalition

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by Stephen Lendman
Germany is part of the problem, not the solution, allied with Washington’s imperial agenda – focused in Syria on ousting Assad, despite his overwhelming popular support.
On Friday, Germany’s parliament (Bundestag) overwhelmingly approved sending 1,200 combat troops to Syria, allegedly in an advisory role, including at least six warplanes and a frigate. 
The action constitutes an illegal deployment without Security Council or Damascus authorization, joining America’s criminal coalition against regional peace and security.
Chancellor Merkel showed which side she’s on, ruling out cooperation with Syrian ground forces combating ISIS, indicating she supports the scourge they’re trying to eliminate with vital Russian help.
Like Obama, she wants Assad ousted, deploying German forces intended for this objective, Merkel saying “let me be clear. There will be no future with Assad,” defiantly ignoring inviolable international law, prohibiting intervention in the internal affairs of other countries – complicit with Obama’s criminal enterprise.
Opposition Left Party leader Sarah Wagenknecht warned about “creat(ing) more terrorists and increas(ing) the danger of an attack on Germany” by joining America’s imperial coalition with combat troops on the ground in Syria.
Merkel and other German officials calling for international unity against ISIS bely their support for the scourge they claim to oppose.
Washington and coalition partners attack Syrian and Iraqi infrastructure as well as government targets alone in both countries – supporting, not combating ISIS.
Now they’ve got German help, Russia alone among world powers effectively waging war on ISIS and other terrorists.
Separately, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reported Erdogan’s refusal to close his country’s border with Syria – more evidence of his support for ISIS, including supplying its forces with weapons, munitions and other supplies, along with profiting hugely from refining and black market sales of stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lied, calling Turkey’s open border with Syria “a moral responsibility” to accept refugees (now bribed with billions of euros to prevent their flow to EU countries), absurdly adding Ankara “paid the highest price for Daesh’s terrorist activities.”
He then outrageously claimed Russia’s effective anti-terrorist campaign “obstructs the eradication of Daesh from our borders.”
Davutoglu failed to explain Turkey’s support for ISIS, complicit with Washington and other rogue partners. Russia has documented evidence of its criminality, Erdogan, his family members and top regime officials directly involved.
Washington’s war on humanity rages, complicit with rogue partners, Britain and Germany the latest to declare war on Syria – on the phony pretext of combating ISIS.
They’re supporting the scourge demanding world unity to defeat. Not as long as America calls the shots. It’s using ISIS and other takfiris to advance its imperium, creating regional violence, instability and chaos. 
It bears repeating. Russia remains alone among world powers, combating what’s vital to defeat, committed longterm against ISIS and likeminded terrorists.
America’s criminal enterprise is the main problem – Russia’s righteous mission the best hope to avoid the scourge of possible nuclear war. Putin deserves universal support.
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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.