John Kerry Desecrated the Sprit and Significance of Russia’s Great Patriotic War Victory Over Nazism

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John Kerry Desecrated the Spirit and Significance of Russia’s Great Patriotic War Victory Over Nazism
by Stephen Lendman
Soviet Russia’s immense contributions and sacrifices turned the tide of battle, enabling allied forces to defeat Nazi Germany.
Ahead of Monday’s 71st anniversary of WW II’s end, Kerry congratulated EU countries on what they call Europe Day – ignoring reality, praising what he called their “enduring example of democracy, liberty and prosperity…”
None of the above exist. US-led Western countries are at war with their own people, punishing them with neoliberal austerity, serving monied interests exclusively – while devoting their resources to imperial wars, corporate handouts, and repressive crackdowns on nonbelievers.
Kerry lied calling America founded on “democratic values…shared…with our European partners.” Western democracy is pure fantasy.
Pure evil rules, America and EU countries increasingly tyrannical, waging endless wars of aggression against nonbelligerent states, disdaining peace, supporting terrorism, not combatting it.
Instead of congratulating Russia on the 71st anniversary of its Great Patriotic War victory, Kerry said America and Europe “support Ukraine against (nonexistent) Russian aggression.”
On Victory Day, May 9, he was in Paris, meeting with his Saudi counterpart in high crimes, Abel al-Jubeir, colluding on supporting terrorism, discussing more plans for raping and pillaging Syria and Yemen – while claiming otherwise.
A State Department press release said both ministers “discussed a broad range of regional issues, including Yemen, Syria and Iran.”
Kerry turned truth on its head, praising the role of Saudi Arabia in combatting regional terrorism – both nations, along with Turkey and Israel, its lead sponsors.
Joint US-Russian-led diplomatic efforts for resolving Syria’s conflict accomplished nothing. A previous article said Moscow’s experiment with diplomatic resolution failed.
Since Obama launched war on Syria in March 2011, America undermined three Geneva initiatives to resolve it diplomatically, including current failed talks.
Peace isn’t possible without a legitimate partner. Syria has none. Russia clings to hope for success this time no matter how often before Washington failed to negotiate in good faith.
Ceasefire is more fantasy than real. Peace talks collapsed. Endless war rages. Nothing in prospect suggests resolution as long as Washington rejects it.
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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.