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by Stephen Lendman
The phantom FSA exists on paper alone. All anti-government armed groups are US-backed terrorists – death squads imported from scores of countries.
Syria is Obama’s war, orchestrated by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Its goal is replacing Assad with pro-Western puppet governance like the US controlled Iraqi regime, partitioning both countries, looting their resources and exploiting their people.
Illegally deploying hundreds of US special forces to northern Syria is part of the imperial scheme – on the phony pretext of aiding nonexistent “moderate rebels.”
Russia supports Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity. How far it intends going to protect them remains to be seen.
Washington won’t likely confront Moscow belligerently over Syria. At the same time, the presence of US combat forces on its territory with likely larger numbers coming risks making the nation more of a dangerous flashpoint for potential East-West conflict than already.
So-called FSA US-backed terrorists reject cessation of hostilities and peace. On Sunday, a group declaration of continued war said “(w)e, the armed groups from across Syria will form a single bloc. 
“Any offensive that takes place in an area where our units are present will be regarded as an attack against all the units throughout the Syrian territory, and we reserve the right to respond to it.”
International law affirms the right of self-defense. Syria was invaded by US-sponsored death squads. Assad is responsibly defending his nation and people, Russia aiding him to defeat a scourge vital to eliminate.
Washington talks peace while waging naked aggression. Its rage for world dominance makes conflict resolution unattainable.
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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.