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by Stephen Lendman
Throughout years of conflict in Syria, Times reports consistently failed to explain Obama’s responsibility for waging naked aggression against a nonbelligerent nation – orchestrated by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. 
Instead it disgracefully blames Assad and Russia for high crimes committed by America, its rogue partners and terrorist foot soldiers. What’s most important to report is verboten on its pages – virtual Obama administration and Pentagon press releases on issues of war, peace and other geopolitical issues.
Civilians suffer most in all wars, especially young children, many traumatized longterm, some forever, deep emotional scars remaining. The horror and effects of war can’t ever be erased or forgotten.
The Times report on Aleppo children living under extreme duress mocked their suffering by not explaining what the war is all about – supporting all US wars of aggression, failing to denounce them.
Children “cannot play, sleep or attend school…(many) cannot eat,” said The Times. “Injury or illness could be fatal. Many just huddle with their parents in windowless underground shelters,” offering inadequate protection.
These and similar comments fail to explain Washington’s responsibility for attacking Syria in the first place, using proxy terrorist forces, supplemented by terror-bombing, intending endless war, related violence and chaos – wanting Assad replaced with US-controlled puppet governance.
In all its wars, Washington is mindless of their harm to civilians, treating them as legitimate targets, slaughtering them indiscriminately – terror-bombing hospitals, schools, mosques, residential neighborhoods, and market areas, training proxy death squads on the fine art of committing gruesome atrocities.
According to numerous Times reports on Syria, including its latest, the fault lies with Damascus and Moscow, typical Times misreporting, consistently blaming victims of US direct or proxy aggression.
Saying war “appears to be worsening after more than five years” fails to explain its almost certain dangerous escalation if Hillary succeeds Obama, risking direct confrontation with Russia, why the threat of nuclear war with her in charge is terrifyingly real.
All US wars are preemptive aggressive ones. Countries it targets counter defensively – their lawful right and obligation. Assad deserves universal support for combating America’s imperial scourge, together with rogue partners and death squads they employ
Instead he’s scurrilously vilified, a national hero to his people like Gaddafi before his sodomized-related murder, America fully responsible, raping Libya to control it, the same strategy used against all its targeted countries – why together with Israel they’re the world’s most reviled states.
US imperial ruthlessness bears full responsibility for planning, orchestrating and implementing war without mercy on Syria – mass slaughter and destruction following, along with suffering from untreated diseases and injuries, starvation in terrorist-held areas and appalling overall deprivation.
America considers genocide a small price to pay for imperial conquests and dominance. Times reports hold victims responsible for high crimes committed against them.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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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.