No Prospects for Peace in Syria

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by Stephen Lendman
Obama’s war continues, hundreds of US special forces and marines involved in combat, directly aiding terrorists in northern Syria.
Claiming they’re advising and assisting (nonexistent) moderate rebels is pure rubbish. Obama wants Assad forcibly ousted before he leaves office. Maybe he intends US-led NATO bombing.
Peace talks begun in early February were dead on arrival, now indefinitely suspended. On Thursday, pro-Western UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told Security Council members during a closed session that progress toward so far unattainable ceasefire must be achieved before resuming them.
Talks can accomplish nothing without “credible…cessation of hostilities improvement and stabilization,” he said. Peace is unattainable because Syria has no legitimate partner.
Washington and its rogue allies want war, Assad toppled and Syrian sovereign independence destroyed.
At a Thursday Persian Gulf Cooperation Council ministerial meeting in Moscow, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubier “disagree(d) with the position of Russia on the issue of members of the delegation at the Syrian (peace) talks.” 
He claimed US/Riyadh cobbled together High Negotiations Committee members (composed entirely of terrorists or terrorist related groups) are the “only legitimate representative(s) of the Syrian people.”
They profoundly disagree, overwhelmingly expressing support for Assad and his government. Lavrov insists “the fate of Syria should only be determined by (its) people,” free from foreign interference.
Syria is one of numerous US war theaters, part of its rage for world conquest and dominance. Reckless brinksmanship with Russia and China could cross a rubicon of no return.
Will America’s next president launch WW III? Be terrified if it’s Hillary Clinton, a neocon, power-crazed lunatic, the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.
Her agenda represents pure evil. Her finger on the nuclear trigger should scare everyone.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.