Russia and Syria Foiling Washington’s Regional Imperial Agenda

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Russia and Syria Foiling Washington’s Regional Imperial Agenda
by Stephen Lendman
America’s best-laid plans aren’t working. Russian and Syrian military effectiveness is foiling them – wanting Syrian sovereignty eliminated to isolate Iran, plans made long ago to rape the Islamic Republic like other US targeted nations.
Obama, John Kerry and other US officials are frantic. They talk peace while waging war. Washington orchestrated farcical Geneva III peace talks to fail. 
Decisions reached Thursday in Munich by International Syrian Support Group (ISSG) members won’t fare better – aiming for a near-impossible ceasefire, despite Kerry’s duplicitous comments otherwise.
Russia is committed to defeating the scourge of terrorism in Syria, its aerial campaign to continue. It’s willing to aid other countries if requested by their governments.
Its operations fully comply with international law, polar opposite US viciousness, its endless war on humanity at home and abroad.
Military analyst Mohammad Farid Issa believes US-supported anti-Syrian terrorist groups are “completely on the defensive,” their supply routes from Turkey to strategically important Aleppo almost entirely severed.
Thousands of terrorist elements switched sides, now helping government forces “take control of Tal Rafat and Ezaz…block(ing) the passage…terrorists use for their logistics to lay siege on Aleppo city,” Issa explained.
Its liberation and surrounding areas loom, a major strategic victory when achieved, why Washington is so frantic to halt Russian airstrikes.
They continue unabated. Geneva and Munich discussions changed nothing. Sergey Lavrov explained Russia’s intentions going forward. 
So did Russian upper house Federation Council International Affairs Committee first deputy chairman Vladimir Dzhaborov, saying:
Despite diplomatic discussions and agreements, “Russia will continue its (aerial) counter-terror operation” against ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria, including “the routes…supply(ing) (them)  with ammunition, cargoes and manpower…”
Observing the so-called ceasefire agreed to in Munich “does not inspire much optimism” – nor should it given years of failure to resolve ongoing conflict diplomatically.
Liberating Syria requires eliminating US-supported terrorists. Fighting won’t end any time soon.
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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.