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Moscow Proposes Joint US/Russian Coalition Against Terrorists Washington Supports
by Stephen Lendman
Give Moscow credit for trying – its proposal another offer America will either refuse or undermine if accepts.
Why would Washington bomb terrorists it invested so much into recruiting, arming, funding, training and directing – wanting endless war continued to depose Assad, polar opposite Russia’s all-out efforts for diplomatic conflict resolution.
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said US/Russian joint operations against terrorists in Syria would enhance prospects for peace. He suggested beginning them on May 25 against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups not supporting ceasefire – as well as on convoys carrying arms and munitions to terrorist fighters from Turkey.
Beginning on May 25, Russia “reserve(s) the right to conduct unilateral strikes…on…international terrorist organizations and illegal armed units” not agreeing to ceasefire.
In late March, Moscow warned Washington of its intention to unilaterally strike armed groups continuing to wage war on Syria and its people.
Daily violations continue in northern Syria, suburban Damascus and other areas. Washington supports terrorists involved in furthering conflict.
Endless war continues to replace Assad with pro-Western puppet governance. He blames US-led Western hegemony allied with regional rogue states in raping Syria for over five years.
Conflict resolution is likely years away at best. A permanent made-in-the USA state of war now exists.
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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.