Media Scoundrels on Futile Syria Ceasefire Talks
by Stephen Lendman
Chance for them succeeding is ZERO because Washington wants war, not peace, Syrian sovereignty destroyed, pro-Western puppet governance replacing it – explained numerous times before.
On Thursday, Lavrov said his government rejects one-sided ceasefire deals, Washington, its rogue allies and terrorist groups they support taking full advantage – regrouping, rearming and mobilizing for new offensives.
Yet he continues the futility of worthless talks with John Kerry, a waste of time, an insult to his intelligence, betraying millions of long-suffering people – knowing dozens of previous bilateral meetings and discussions accomplished nothing, nor will any future ones.
Perhaps one day Lavrov will explain why he keeps pursuing the unattainable. Is there a hidden explanation not readily apparent – surely not to expose US duplicity, a cold hard fact universally known.
All deals stuck with Washington fail, systematically breached every time. Hegemons don’t compromise. The time for dealmaking is over, a reality Russia needs to assert.
Yet following Thursday’s International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in New York, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said member states “supported a proposal on introducing a time-limited regime of banning all military flights as a condition for resuming truce.”
If Russia agrees, it’s curtains for Syria, betraying millions of its long-suffering people. We’ll learn more after Friday talks conclude, maybe continuing into the weekend.
Media scoundrels support all US imperial wars, considering naked aggression humanitarian intervention, ignoring millions of lives lost post-9/11 alone.
The New York Times accused Obama of not being tough enough, letting “carnage drag on” in Syria – never once through years of conflict explaining it’s his war, using ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers.
The neocon Washington Post headlined “Syria ignores Kerry and launches an offensive to recapture (areas of) Aleppo” held by anti-government terrorists, saying:
On Thursday, “warplanes pounded eastern Aleppo” – wrongfully saying Syrian and Russian aircraft bombed residential areas – a longstanding US strategy.
The Wall Street Journal said Geneva terms provide “few mechanisms for addressing cease-fire violations simply saying: ‘Any reported violations of the demilitarized zone by any party will be addressed by the United States and Russia.’ “
Violations let either side abandon the ceasefire charade at their discretion. Washington breached it straightaway.
Continuing support for cutthroat terrorists, ludicrously called “moderate rebels,” shows clear US commitment for war – not ceasefire, not conflict resolution, not respecting Syrian sovereignty and rights of its long-suffering people.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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