US Demands Halt to Russia’s Real War on Terrorism
by Stephen Lendman
It doesn’t surprise. Longstanding US hypocrisy and double standards are notorious. Do as we say, not as we do is official policy.
Rogue states operate this way. Washington rules override all others, notably international, constitutional and US statute laws. Democracy is pure fantasy. None whatever exists.
Elections are farcical when held, the political process too corrupted to fix. Money-controlled duopoly power runs things. Neocon fascist lunatics make or influence policy.
America is by far the most ruthless and dangerous regime in world history. Its unrelenting imperial agenda risks global war.
Syria is Obama’s war, naked aggression by any standard, using ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers, aided by US bombing infrastructure and government sites, pretending to be waging war on terrorism.
Washington manufactured and supports it, a key part of its evil agenda. Russia alone among world powers is waging real war on terrorism. Putin deserves universal praise and support.
Instead, US-led Western officials, rogue Arab ones, and the go-along media echo chamber demand Russia stop its vital anti-terrorism campaign.
John Kerry lost credibility long ago, substituting Big Lies for hard truths. He irresponsibly accused Russia of killing Syrian civilians in large numbers, including women and children – never providing evidence when making these reckless accusations.
There is none, plenty showing all US imperial wars harm civilians most. Millions of corpses attest to America’s barbarity – from exterminating its native people to raping one country after another, notably post-9/11.
Russia “has to stop” its Syrian aerial campaign, Kerry blustered. White House press secretary Josh Earnest added “(t)here is no denying that the efforts of the Russian military to buck up and strengthen the Assad regime’s grip on power only gives the Assad regime less of an incentive to come to the negotiating table and act constructively in conversations there.”
Various US and other Western officials shamelessly blame Russia for Geneva III’s collapse, a sham dead-on-arrival process. Negotiating with terrorists assures failure.
Russia’s aerial campaign continues with devastating effectiveness, why Washington and its rogue partners are in such an uproar, wanting it halted, making outrageous accusations.
Moscow uses “dumb bombs,” not precision ones, Kerry blustered, especially in the crucial battle for Aleppo. Hard facts prove otherwise.
Russia bashing continues for a purpose. Its effective Syria campaign threatens America’s regional imperial agenda – wanting all independent governments replaced by US-controlled puppet ones, ousting Assad crucial to isolating Iran, then targeting its government for regime change.
Putin intervened in Syria to defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups, reducing them in size and strength to a shadow of their peak strength, rendering them ineffective, deterring their spread to Central Asia and Russia – at the same time, directly challenging Washington’s imperial agenda, its key objective to achieve regime change in Russia and China.
Washington orchestrated farcical peace talks. It called for a ceasefire while its own military operations continue, especially ongoing support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Its aim to give their battered forces breathing space, letting them rearm, regroup and resume their offensive, possible only if Russia halts its effective aerial campaign, giving Syrian forces the upper hand, letting them advance and retake earlier lost territory.
Putin has no intention of losing the strategic advantage gained, vital in waging real war on terror, polar opposite Washington’s phony one.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said Moscow’s aerial campaign will continue. It won’t “unilaterally” stop, explaining:
“(W)hat about the terrorist and opposition groups. Are they going to stop too? What about this American-led coalition? Are they going to stop too?”
He blamed US-led Western nations for opposition terrorist delegates walking out in Geneva, arriving with no intention to negotiate, making one-sided demands alone, impossible to accept.
Churkin diplomatically accused Washington and its so-called coalition partners of having no “grounds” to accuse Russia, moral or formal.
They continue “rejecting our…offers…to arrange really practical cooperation between us and them in (trying to resolve) the situation (in) Syria,” he explained.
Washington’s imperial agenda is lawless. Endless regional violence, chaos, and devastation continues. Russia’s campaign is “fully legitimate,” begun after Assad’s “invitation,” Churkin stressed.
Nothing in prospect suggests conflict resolution any time soon. As long as Washington and its rogue allies support ISIS and other terrorist groups, it’ll continue endlessly.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.