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by Stephen Lendman
If America wanted peace, why did Obama attack Syria unjustifiably in March 2011, using ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers?
Why did he go to war against a nonbelligerent country threatening no one – violating international and constitutional law, with full scoundrel media support?
Why is naked aggression called civil war? Why are imported death squads called “moderate rebels?”
Why do US and so-called “coalition” warplanes terror-bomb Syrian infrastructure, government targets and civilians, massacring thousands unaccountably – on the phony pretext of combating ISIS?
Why are Russia and Syria consistently blamed for US-led high crimes? Why is American aggression called humanitarian intervention?
Why don’t media scoundrels explain foreign support for terrorists in Syria, America and its rogue allies supplying heavy weapons, funding, training and direction?
Why does UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fail to condemn US imperial lawlessness? Why haven’t other top world body officials honorably spoken out on what’s ongoing?
Why do dark forces infesting Washington consistently undermine Russia’s forthright efforts for cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution?
Media scoundrels address none of these issues, or explain anything about America’s permanent war agenda, raping and destroying one country after another, responsible for millions of deaths post-9/11 alone – from war, related violence, untreated diseases, starvation and overall deprivation.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained foreign support for terrorists infesting Syria – supplied with heavy weapons, including “US-manufactured man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS),” able to down low-flying aircraft and helicopters.
They’re getting regular supplies of “arms and ammunition…We hope that…realistic and rational consideration will prevail over reckless scheme that could lead to unpredictable consequences,” she explained.
Washington and its rogue allies ignore “tremendous civilian casualties,” US-led terror-bombing killing thousands.
“Russia has taken a decision to present an official document to the UNSC as well as to the UN headquarters in New York and Geneva, which will contain all facts of Russia fulfilling its commitments under the US-Russian agreements as well as of the US violating its obligations.”
Judge for yourself who’s on the right side of the Syrian conflict – and who’s responsible for one of history’s great crimes.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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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.