Russia and Syria Blamed for US Imperial Crimes

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Russia and Syria Blamed for US Imperial Crimes
by Stephen Lendman
Syria was invaded, America fully responsible for naked aggression against a nonbelligerent nation, its rogue partners sharing blame.
Self-defense is a universal right. Syrian forces continue heroically defending their homeland, challenged by US-supported terrorists and Pentagon-led “coalition” terror-bombing, targeting vital infrastructure, massacring civilians and soldiers – Assad wrongfully blamed for imperial ruthlessness devastating his country.
Since Russia responsibly intervened a year ago at his behest, it’s been wrongfully blamed for crimes committed by US-supported terrorists and its terror-bombing campaign.
Media scoundrels cheerlead what demands denunciation, misinformation and Big Lies substituting for truth and full disclosure. An October 2 Reuters report falsely accused Russia and Syria of destroying Aleppo’s main trauma hospital.
An Obama administration statement turned truth on its head, saying “(r)eports of yet another hospital being destroyed further demonstrates the total disregard for the lives of medical professionals and their patients who need critical care because of the Assad regime and Russia’s relentless campaign against the Syrian people.”
Instead of refuting Big Lies, Reuters and other media scoundrels feature them – including falsely accusing Syria and Russia of “indiscriminate bombing of residential areas,” killing hundreds, injuring many more.
Saudi-led Gulf states are directly involved in Obama’s war. On Saturday, they shamelessly demanded UN intervention to halt Syrian/Russian efforts to liberate remaining Aleppo areas controlled by terrorist fighters they support.
They called for “implement(ing) relevant council resolutions over the Syria crisis.” They, America, NATO and Israel support terrorism triumphing over sovereign Syrian independence.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault intends co-sponsoring a SC resolution, with no chance for adoption, calling for ceasefire in Aleppo, violators considered guilty of war crimes.
Endless conflict continues because Washington wants war, not peace, Syria becoming another imperial trophy.
Sustained Russian intervention is essential. Protecting and preserving Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity depend on it.
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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.