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by Stephen Lendman
With “no special expectations” regarding Saturday Lausanne, Switzerland talks, why is Lavrov going in the first place – knowing failure awaits like all previous times?
Saying he wants to see “to what degree” Washington and other anti-Syrian regimes “are prepared to comply with UN Security Council resolutions” makes no sense. Russia understands full well they reject peaceful conflict resolution.
Still, “(w)e will offer concrete moves which are necessary to see these resolutions implemented, to have Russian-American agreements implemented” – knowing they won’t be.
Lavrov admitted no reciprocal steps from Washington and its rogue partners toward resolving things. Hoping anti-Syrian regimes will “look at facts” and choose implementation over endless fighting is wishing for what won’t ever happen.
“All speculations to the effect that it is most important to terminate combat operations in Aleppo are an attempt to ‘retouch’ the situation and to inconspicuously whitewash Nusra and those who collaborate with it,” Lavrov explained.
So-called moderates and Nusra are one in the same. Russia’s position in Lausanne will be “honest and clean.” Security Council members favor political dialogue over conflict to resolve things.
It doesn’t matter when Western and regional rogue states want war, not peace. Despite knowing more talks are futile, Lavrov will show up in Lausanne on Saturday anyway, pursuing unattainable objectives.
Winning the war on US-supported terrorists will be on Syria’s many battlefields, not in far-distant five-star hotel meeting rooms and suites.
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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.