John Kerry’s Phony Push for Peace in Syria

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by Stephen Lendman
Washington wants war, not peace. It continues endless aggression on Syria for regime change – using proxy terrorist foot soldiers to do its dirty work. 
Conflict will continue as long as its objective remains unattained. Its calls for peace ring hollow. On Monday, John Kerry met with pro-Western UN Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura. 
They discussed collapsed peace talks ahead of attempting another farcical effort to revive them. Kerry lied, saying Washington seeks “not just re-implementation of cessation, but a path forward for (it) to hold.”
US-backed terrorists continue ravaging parts of Aleppo they control, Syrian forces with Russian aerial support remain committed to liberate the city.
Endless war rages. Washington systematically undermines Moscow’s best efforts to restore peace and stability. Kerry criticized vital Russian and Syrian war on terrorism.
He lied, saying “(y)ou cannot have legitimate political talks about peace when the parties at the table have both signed up to an agreement which calls for a full cessation of hostilities countrywide as well as a full delivery of humanitarian materials countrywide, and yet one party is blatantly violating that agreement.”
Fact: Washington, its imperial partners, and terrorist foot soldiers alone flagrantly violate Security Council Resolution 2254, calling for cessation of hostilities among other provisions. 
Fact: International law affirms the right of self-defense. Assad responsibly aims to liberate Syria from US-backed terrorists killing civilians, committing atrocities, wanting his legitimate government toppled.
Washington’s regional partners include Riyadh’s despotic monarchy, other likeminded Gulf States, tyrannical Turkey under Erdogan and rogue state Israel – allied wanting Syria ravaged and destroyed.
Qatar-controlled Al Jazeera reported many (unnamed) diplomats, saying “Russia is not properly invested in this political process…(I)nstead (it’s) pursuing or allowing (its) allies to pursue a military option…(Things) are close to collapse…”
Al Jazeera and other media scoundrels fail to explain Washington bears full responsibility. Its rogue partners share 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.