Russia Consistently Blamed for US-Led Imperial Crimes

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by Stephen Lendman
Irresponsible Russia bashing no longer surprises, media scoundrels repeating state-sponsored Big Lies, vicious propaganda.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shamelessly supports imperial interests, serving his US-led Western masters.
After farcical Syrian peace talks collapsed, he outrageously blamed Russia, saying:
“As soon as (Geneva III) convened, (Russian) aerial bombing continued and the ground operation started in Aleppo.” 
He blamed Putin, discretely not naming him. His accusation was clear, turning truth on its head – failing to explain Russia’s war on ISIS and other terrorist groups, a universal scourge the entire world community should oppose and praise him for his forthright efforts.
Ban lied, accusing him of not being “faithful” to Security Council Resolution 2254 provisions. 
He observes them scrupulously along with all international laws, Washington and its imperial allies breaching them altogether, waging naked aggression, notably on Syria and Iraq, heading toward Libya 2.0.
Throughout his deplorable tenure, Ban’s been complicit with imperial high crimes, blaming victims, absolving US and allied perpetrators.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is a US-appointed convenient stooge, repeating Ban’s Big Lies, irresponsibly accusing Moscow of “undermining” (farcical) peace talks.”
Saying “intense Russian airstrikes, mainly targeting oppositions groups in Syria (aka terrorists), are undermining efforts to find a political solution to the conflict” – failing to explain US-led NATO wants war, not peace.
All opposition elements are cutthroat killers. Misnamed “moderate rebels” don’t exist. Stoltenberg repeated Erdogan’s Big Lie about Russian planes violating Turkish airspace, claiming what never happened “creates risks.”
“Continuing (Russian) aerial bombing…caused a lot of civilian killings (and) civilian facilities,” he added – Big Lies piled on Bigger Ones. Not a shred of evidence supports his accusations or Ban’s. Plenty indicates otherwise.
On Tuesday, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov blasted Erdogan claiming Russia occupies part of Syria, saying:
“As for (his phony) allegations, from the legal standpoint, from the standpoint of international law, they are wrong and absurd” – the rantings of a megalomaniac.
Russian/Turkish relations are at their lowest point in decades, unlikely to improve as long as Erdogan remains in power, a despot claiming democratic credentials, responsible for “aggressive and treacherous actions against Russia,” said Peskov.
It’s the only world power forthrightly waging real war on terrorism, wanting a universal scourge degraded to a shadow of its peak strength.
Given US-led Western support for ISIS and likeminded groups, along with Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other rogue Arab states, the struggle for Syria’s soul has a long way to go.
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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.