Russia and America: Worlds Apart on Syria

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by Stephen Lendman
Russia wants peaceful conflict resolution, Syrian sovereignty respected, its territorial integrity kept intact.
America wants endless war, instability and chaos, Syria raped and destroyed, transformed into another US vassal state, Iran isolated ahead of targeting it the same way, regional hegemony achieved, Moscow’s influence eliminated.
Russia intervened legally in Syria at the behest of its government – to combat terrorism it wants kept from spreading, especially to Central Asia, notably its heartland.
America supports ISIS and other terrorist groups, the scourge it claims to oppose, refusing to cooperate with Moscow in combating it – including providing its military with coordinates of areas infested with anti-government death squads it backs (phony “moderates”), so Russian warplanes won’t target these locations.
For months, its military urged Pentagon cooperation in drawing a map with locations of forces of all combatants in Syria. According to its Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, “no significant progress in this matter” was achieved.
Washington prefers confrontation and obstruction, willing to risk the unthinkable for world dominance, madness threatening us all.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.