Syrian UN Envoy Straight Talk

Has Anyone Ever Spotted a Moderate Rebel in Syria?
October 1, 2016
Russia Ramping Up Its Aerial Campaign in Syria
October 1, 2016
Syrian UN Envoy Straight Talk
by Stephen Lendman
Explaining conflict in Syria is simple. The pattern repeats time and again. It’s hard understanding why everyone doesn’t know by now. There’s no ambiguity about it.
I’ve explained many times. Washington tolerates no sovereign independent nations, ones it doesn’t control. Wars, color revolutions and coups (a color revolution variant) are strategies used to transform them into US vassal states.
Post-9/11, America invaded Afghanistan and Iraq with large numbers of US troops, its so-called coalition allies pressed to deploy their own – daring not refuse or risk regime change targeting them.
US strategy changed with Libya, followed weeks later in Syria, using US-recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed imperial foot soldiers, ISIS and other terrorist groups, US special forces and CIA operatives supporting them, backed by US-led NATO terror-bombing.
All US wars have the same goal, tactics alone changing, orchestrated and implemented based on what’s decided against different targeted countries.
Civilians suffer most in all wars. Casualty counts don’t matter, only imperial objectives.
Unlike his duplicitous US counterpart, neocon Samantha Power, a despicable character, chosen for her wickedness, performing as expected, Syria’s Bashar al-Jaafari is a distinguished figure on the world stage, representing his country honorably, holding rule of law principles sacrosanct.
Interviewed by RT International, he explained Washington’s plan since initiating war on his country was and remains regime change, flagrantly violating UN Charter principles and other international law.
America’s imperial agenda, supported by its Western and regional allies, is the conflict’s root cause, “ravaging the country,” Jaafari explained, using terrorist foot soldiers, recruited from scores of countries.
Washington and its coalition partners “never targeted al-Nusra” or other terrorist groups, supporting them instead while pretending otherwise.
Al-Nusra uses civilians “as human shields…prevent(ing) them from getting out of (Eastern) Aleppo through the four humanitarian corridors opened by the Russians and Syrian army,” Jaafari explained.
Its fighters are occupying hospitals and other civilian sites, using them for protection. Syria and Russia genuinely want diplomatic conflict resolution. America and its rogue allies block it.
“Enough is enough,” Jaafari stressed. “We need a genuine so-called international coalition to combat the terrorists with the Syrian government, not on (its) behalf…not to replace (it), not to ignore (it).”
Washington still hasn’t apologized for willfully massacring 83 Syrian soldiers, injuring scores more. Nor did it explain terrorists it supports destroyed 18 UN trucks with humanitarian aid heading for desperate Syrian civilians in need.
“(W)e are defending our country” legally, al-Jafaari stressed. Invaded by foreign-supported terrorists, its government is obligated to protect them by all means possible.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.