US, Israel and Turkey Undermining Ceasefire in Syria

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US, Israel and Turkey Undermining Ceasefire in Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Hostilities continue despite declared ceasefire on Monday – farcical, not real, because Washington and its rogue allies want war, not peace.
Another Russian effort aimed at resolving conflict failed. Russia’s General Staff reported 60 ceasefire violations by US-supported terrorists as of September 14, civilians in harm’s way mostly affected.
On Thursday, Syrian media reported 36 breaches on Wednesday alone, indicating conflict continues raging. Pro-Western UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura lied, claiming violence diminished considerably – while admitting it continues in “a number of places…”
Israel is part of the problem, supporting anti-Syria terrorists, this month alone terror-bombing Syria multiple times, the latest incident on Wednesday targeting government artillery positions near Golan – likely in response to its military downing an IDF warplane and drone in Syrian airspace.
Neocon CIA director John Brennan suggested endless war continues in Syria, failing to explain Washington instigated aggression, intending no letup, wanting overwhelmingly popular Assad replaced by pro-Western governance.
US and Turkish forces pretend to be targeting ISIS in Syria while actively supporting its fighters – America terror-bombing government sites and infrastructure, Turkey waging war on Kurdish YPG forces, betrayed by Washington after supporting them.
In a Tibilisi, Georgia address, US-installed NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg recited a litany of misinformation and Big Lies – claiming the alliance evolved from “collective defense (to) prevent war from spreading in Europe (despite its responsibility for raping Yugoslavia in the 1990s). (T)o take a stand against massive abuses of human rights, (to defend) our commitment to universal values.”
“We are strengthening our collective defense and deterrence…NATO does not seek confrontation. All of our measures are defensive, transparent, and in line with our international obligations. We do not want a new Cold War.”
Washington dominates NATO, using it as an instrument for naked aggression against nonbelligerent states. Stoltenberg obeys US orders, reciting the script he’s handed, serving as a subservient imperial tool – involved in Obama’s war on Syria.
Nothing in prospect suggests hope for resolution, escalation virtually certain if Hillary succeeds Obama.
Long-suffering Syrians can expect no relief from years of US-waged aggression, using ISIS and other terrorists as proxy foot soldiers. 
Late in life, I may not live long enough to see it end, Syrians and others freed from America’s imperial scourge.
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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.