Neocon John McCain Blames Putin and Assad for US War Crimes in Syria

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Neocon John McCain Blames Putin and Assad for US War Crimes in Syria
by Stephen Lendman
McCain is part of the neocon lunatic fringe infesting Washington, a criminal gang waging war on humanity.
Syria is one of many countries America raped, massacring hundreds of thousands, displacing millions, their well-being destroyed, victims of US imperial viciousness.
Aleppo’s liberation is just cause for celebratory joy everywhere among people supporting peace and stability worldwide. 
In a neocon Washington Post op-ed, McCain called it a “tragedy,” saying the city “has fallen to regime forces of Bashar al-Assad.”
He recited a litany of Big Lies, portraying liberation from the scourge of US-supported terrorists as aggressive conquest – ignoring Obama’s war, waged for imperial dominance and exploitation, using imported ISIS and other takfiri terrorists as American foot soldiers.
He praised the al-Qaeda-linked, Soros supported, White Helmet butchers, shamelessly calling them “intrepid…rescue workers.”
All Aleppo residents, forcefully held against their will for years, are now free. McCain lied claiming “tens of thousands left behind (now face) the tender mercies of the Assad regime and its Russian and Iranian allies,” adding:
“Obama has borne witness to all of this, and more, and done nothing to stop it…Aleppo (is) a testament to our moral failure and everlasting shame” for not intervening more aggressively.
Earlier McCain urged Obama to get tough on Syria, intervene directly by attacking its forces, “degrade (its) airpower,” without using US troops on the ground.
He called for establishing so-called protected “safe zones,” off-limits to Syrian forces in their own country, along with “more robust” support for terrorist fighters called “moderate rebels.”
He lied saying Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, urged “forc(ing) (him) to give up power (in the interest of) our national security…”
Will Trump oppose this type reckless extremism when he succeeds Obama? Humanity holds its breath waiting to find out.
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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.