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by Stephen Lendman
In March 2011, Obama launched naked aggression on Syria, using imported death squads as proxy fighters, creating the myth about civil war – wanting Assad replaced with US controlled puppet governance the way Gaddafi was ousted and murdered.
Over five years later, endless conflict rages. Washington and its rogue allies continue supporting ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups while claiming they’re combatting them.
When farcical peace talks resume this weekend, if things go as planned, expect continued failure to resolve things, both sides intractably apart, discussions a waste of time.
Washington wants war, not peace. It wants Syrians having no say on who’ll lead them while claiming otherwise – polar opposite Russia’s position. 
Its Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov explained Moscow “will never agree with…Washington (and EU leaders) who (insist) ‘Assad must leave,’ “ at times calling his remaining in power “a nonstarter.”
Numerous times before when questioned, State Department spokesman admiral John Kirby and his depute Mark Toner insisted Assad must go.
During a Monday press briefing, Toner lied, saying “(w)e believe that a political process that reflects the desires and will of the Syrian people is what should ultimately decide the future leadership and the future government of Syria” – then contradicting himself, adding:
“We believe (Assad) is not legitimate (nor) a legitimate future leader for the country.”
Washington continues recruiting, arming, funding and training ISIS and other death squad terrorists, deploying them in Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere, using them to advance its imperial agenda, wanting all independent governments replaced by puppet ones it controls.
As long as this madness continues, regional wars won’t end. Liberation depends on battlefield victories – diplomacy a waste of time without legitimate peace partners. Syria and Russia have none.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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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.