Dueling Russia/US Agendas on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Conflict in Syria seems destined to be another US forever war of aggression, an entire popular held hostage to imperial viciousness – its people massacred and brutalized, regime change and destroying its sovereignty what Obama’s war is all about.
Cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution are unattainable because Washington rejects peace and stability. Achieving it would defeat its longstanding Middle East objectives – wanting the entire region transformed into an imperial colony, controlled by America and Israel.
Heroic Russian efforts combating US sponsored terrorism stand in the way of neocons infesting Washington achieving their goal.
On October 11, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov blasted America for refusing to observe Geneva ceasefire terms, final agreement with Moscow concluded on September 9.
Instead of cooperating with good faith Russian efforts for diplomatic conflict resolution, Washington consistently undermines them – preventing restoration of peace and stability, unattainable when one side wants endless war, intending no letup until achieving its imperial objectives.
Antonov and other Russian officials know Washington wants terrorists in Syria and elsewhere used for imperial advantage.
“We did maximum possible to establish cooperation with the US in the fight against terrorism in Syria,” he stressed. “We proposed several promising and important spheres of cooperation, including ensuring security of servicemen of Russia and US-led anti-ISIL coalition. However, we did not find full understanding.”
Regardless of US obstructionism, Moscow will continue combating terrorism cooperatively with the international community – no easy task against America’s imperial agenda.
On Sunday, ISIS offshoot Jund al-Aqsa joined forces with al-Nusra. On Monday, Ahrar al-Sham allied with the al-Qaeda in Syria group. America supports these and all other anti-government terrorist forces in Syria – no moderates involved despite Western propaganda claiming otherwise.
So-called “rebels” are US-supported and created death squads, imported from scores of countries, their ranks regularly replenished with new recruits, supplied with heavy weapons and training to terrorize an entire population.
Syria is committed to continue its liberating struggle until the entire country is freed from the scourge of US supported terrorism. Russia resolved to help until good triumphs over evil.
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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