US Illegally Building Airbase in Northern Syria

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US Illegally Building Airbase in Northern Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Last month, Fars News reported Washington was illegally rebuilding and equipping a Hasakah province airbase in northern Syria, an area controlled by Kurdish People’s Defense Unit (YPG) fighters. The facility hasn’t been used since 2010.
US warplanes already lawlessly bomb infrastructure and government targets on the pretext of combating ISIS.
Russia uses Syria’s Latakia airfield legally, responding to Assad’s request for help against terrorists, causing havoc in ISIS and other takfiri ranks, supporting Syrian ground forces retake lost territory.
Does Washington intend using the reconstructed facility for more intensive aerial war on Syria? It’s 2.5 km runway can be used to launch attacks and deliver military supplies.
Obama has no Security Council authorization or permission from 
Damascus for its Syrian operations – naked aggression by any standard, raping the country since March 2011, massacring its people, displacing half its population internally or externally.
Reportedly US drones and helicopters already operate from the new facility. Warplanes are expected to follow, along with a location for airlifting in announced US combat troop deployments.
US warplanes are attacking its territory from Turkey’s Incirlik airbase, Jordan’s Muwaffaq Salti facility, bases in Qatar and elsewhere regionally. The new facility may eliminate the need for more distant ones.
Western media are silent on what’s ongoing – throughout nearly five years of conflict proliferating Big Lies, supporting US-led naked aggression, irresponsibly blaming Assad for Obama’s high crimes, using ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as US proxy foot soldiers, committing slow-motion genocide against an entire population, on the pretext of opposing the scourge it actively aids.
Washington’s new base may facilitate greater carnage. Endless war without mercy on Syria rages – unaccountable high crimes against peace.
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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.