Media Scoundrels Suppress Reality in Syria

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by Stephen Lendman
Virtually all print and electronic scoundrel media reports on Syria turn truth on its head – some of the worst rubbish in memory, scandalous by any standard.
Facts never interfere with daily propaganda – what I call US administration and Pentagon press agent journalism, replicated in all Western societies, a deplorable perversion of what news, information and analysis are supposed to be all about.
Trustworthy alternative media along with respected independent writers and analysts are the only reliable sources on virtually all world and national issues, especially ones pertaining to war, peace and geopolitics.
“(P)re-election hysteria” makes matters worse in America, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Given daily carpet-bombing of truth for political advantage, she understandably finds it hard “stay(ing) within the limits of diplomatic language.”
Lunatic neocons infesting Washington test the patience of virtually everyone supporting Syrian sovereignty and rights of its long-suffering people – victims of US imperial viciousness.
“(U)tterances” alone out of Washington make normal diplomatic relations untenable, Zakharova explained, saying:
“They said at first they were breaking off and abandoning something, that they’d run out of whatever it might be and had suspended it yet another time.”
“Then a day passes and suddenly I read they’ve cancelled contacts on a bilateral basis but, generally speaking, they will continue making efforts in multilateral formats.” 
“And after a few more hours, I hear a completely different version, which says they they haven’t cancelled contacts but rather have suspended them, and if Russia jumps over the bonfire once again, they will do this and that.”
Listening to them is a waste of time, Zakharova added, bashing “the Russian bear,” heading toward irreparably rupturing ties, risking war between the world’s dominant nuclear powers because of America’s rage for dominance.
Russian policy is admirable on Syria. America and its rogue partners represent pure evil, threatening world peace and security like never before.
Possible US initiated nuclear war was never greater with Hillary looking almost certain to succeed Obama – anointed before campaigning began. 
Unprecedented one-sided media coverage shows the handiwork of power brokers running America. They alone choose its leaders and top officials. 
Voters have no say whatever – a nation run by fantasy democracy, not the real thing, most people none the wiser, brainwashed into submission, kept from rising up and resisting a deplorable system harming their lives, welfare and futures.
Syria is ground zero for challenging US imperial madness, essential for Russia to stay the course, to contest and defeat the aims of the world’s most barbarous bully and prevail.
According to Russian upper house Federation Council International Affairs Committee chairman Konstantin Kosachev, his government and military will stay involved in Syria as long as it takes to preserve its sovereign independence.
“As soon as law and order are restored there, Russia will leave,” he said – letting its people alone decide who’ll lead them, free from foreign interference.
US policy is polar opposite, wanting dominion over planet earth, shunning peace, waging endless wars of aggression.
An inevitable showdown looms – humanity’s survival up for grabs, US imperial madness endangering life on earth.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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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.