Syria: Raped by US Imperialism

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by Stephen Lendman
Endless US post-9/11 aggression against one nonbelligerent nation after another appears part of a neocon-sponsored WW III plot, likely culminating at some point with war on Russia, China and Iran – Syria and Ukraine perhaps the most threatening flashpoints.
The former is dangerous because Russia and America remain intractably apart on conflict resolution, both nations directly involved in what’s ongoing – Moscow combating terrorism, Washington supporting it, Syria being raped and destroyed in the process, escalated war virtually certain if Hillary succeeds Obama.
Ukraine represents US-installed, Nazi-infested fascism in Europe’s heartland, sharing a near 1,500 mile land and sea border with Russia. 
Illegitimate putschists in charge represent a dagger threatening its security – goading Moscow to respond militarily to repeated provocations, a pretext for inciting confrontation – with full US support and encouragement.
At some point, it’s increasingly likely for the worst of all scenarios to unfold – full-blown global war with possible, even likely, use of nuclear weapons, something few anywhere can comprehend.
If it happens, we’re all doomed. Yet nothing is being done to save us. US wars rage endlessly, new ones awaiting to be launched, virtually certain if Hillary succeeds Obama – an unparalleled menace, the greatest threat to humanity’s survival.
Syrian government pleas for UN action to help its beleaguered people fall on deaf ears each time requested.
On September 6, its Foreign Ministry again asked Security Council members to punish nations supporting terrorism – knowing help won’t be forthcoming because permanent SC members America, Britain and France support ISIS and other terrorist groups, wanting its government toppled, Western-controlled tyranny replacing it.
On Monday, multiple terrorist bombings rocked Tartous, Homs, the Damascus countryside and Hasaka, killing or injuring scores, more evidence of the futility of conflict resolution talks. America and its rogue allies want war, not peace, terrorists doing their dirty work.
Syria’s Foreign Ministry said “(t)hese bloody explosions are part of a systematic mechanism, and perpetrated by terrorist organizations like Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Jaish al-Fatah, Ahrar al-Sham, and many others. Such groups have no respect whatsoever for the UN Charter and relevant law and regulations.”
“The Syrian government calls on the UN security Council to immediately condemn the bloody crimes perpetrated by terrorist groups, and to assume its responsibility in preserving international peace and security.”
It called for punitive measures “against the countries which support terrorism,” the usual US-led suspects, enemies of peace and stability, uncaring about human lives lost.
How many more Syrians will die before conflict ends? How many more in all US war theaters? How much human suffering is too much?
Most Americans have no idea about state-sponsored horrors committed in their name, with their tax dollars, while vital homeland needs go begging.
A doomsday scenario is unfolding in plain sight while they dismissively turn a blind eye. Will public awakening happen when it’s too late to matter?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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
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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.