Deconstructing John Kerry’s Big Lies on Syria and Aleppo’s Liberation

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Deconstructing John Kerry’s Big Lies on Syria and Aleppo’s Liberation
by Stephen Lendman
As head of US foreign policy, Kerry is part of the Obama administration’s criminal gang, waging naked aggression on Syria and other countries – raping and destroying them, responsible for millions of casualties, the highest of Nuremberg-level high crimes.
On Friday, he addressed what he called “the tragic situation in Syria, and obviously…Aleppo.” 
A blizzard of Big Lies followed, disgracefully claiming “continued relentless and inexcusable attacks…directed at the civilian population in Aleppo, including women, children, humanitarian workers, and medical personnel.” 
“And there is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians shown by the regime and by its Russian and Iranian allies over the past few weeks, or indeed for the past five years.”
On the same day, CBS News tweeted “(t)he Assad regime is actually carrying out nothing short of a massacre,” Sec. John Kerry says:”
Fact: I’ve explained many times in detail that Syria is Obama’s war, orchestrated by Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, naked aggression as vicious as anything by Nazi Germany and imperial Japan.
Fact: Syria and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian air power, continue performing heroic efforts to liberate the country from the scourge of US-supported terrorism.
Kerry lied claiming Washington seeks cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution in Syria. Just the opposite is true, Obama wanting endless war for regime change, pro-Western puppet governance replacing overwhelmingly popular, democratically elected Assad.
Aleppo is liberated, thanks to heroic efforts by Syrian and allied forces. Assad praised them, saying the city’s liberation is “history in the making and worthy of more than the word congratulations.”
He called the triumph a major turning point, adding “after (Aleppo’s) liberation…we’ll talk about the situation as…before (its) liberation…and after (its) liberation…”
In his remarks, Kerry blasted a historic moment as bad news, disgracefully accusing government forces of “fir(ing) (on) a convoy of injured people,” and disappearing numerous civilians, calling what didn’t happen “despicable…contrary to the laws of war and to basic human decency” America is infamous for, disregarding these principles in all its wars of aggression.
Kerry: “…America is going to continue to try to push the parties towards a resolution.”
Fact: False! Continued US naked aggression is planned throughout the rest of Obama’s tenure. It’s unknown what Trump intends.
Kerry: “…Obama (is trying) every way we can to…save lives…To date, we’ve provided more than $6 billion in food, water, medicine and other supplies…”
Fact: False! Obama’s war bears fully responsibility for over half a million deaths, countless others injured, and half the population displaced internally or abroad.
Fact: US aid goes solely to terrorist foot soldiers – none to Syrian civilians in need, none from Britain, France, other NATO countries or regional ones, Russia alone among major powers providing it.
Kerry: “(W)hat has happened already in Aleppo is unconscionable, but there remains tens of thousands of lives that are now concentrated into a very small area of Aleppo, and the last thing anybody wants to see – and the world will be watching – is that that small area turns into another Srebrenica.”
Fact: What rubbish! Aleppo is nearly entirely liberated, its residents grateful to government and allied forces for freeing them at last from brutal captivity as human shields by US-supported terrorists.
Kerry described what he called the “fall of Aleppo,” ignoring its glorious liberation, disgracefully blaming Assad for high crimes committed by Washington, its rogue allies and terrorist foot soldiers.
Sergey Lavrov should ignore him over the remaining days of Obama’s tenure, awaiting Trump’s inauguration to resume talks – hopefully in an atmosphere more conducive to responsible conflict resolution.
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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.