Security Council Meeting on Syria

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Security Council Meeting on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
At France’s request, representing America’s imperial project, its own and Britain’s, Security Council members met on Wednesday in “emergency” session on Syria.
It had nothing to do with resolving the “humanitarian catastrophe” as French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault explained why it was convened – everything to do with supporting terrorists in eastern Aleppo, being smashed by Syrian and allied forces, likely routed entirely in the coming weeks.
According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, over 18,000 eastern Aleppo residents, held captive for years by US-supported terrorists, escaped to government controlled areas in the past week – 647 fighters surrendering to Syrian forces, thousands more to Kurdish YPG elements.
America, Britain and France want Aleppo’s liberation halted, endless aggression on Syria continued, Assad ousted, pro-Western puppet rule replacing him.
Briefing SC members by video link from Geneva, pro-Western UN envoy to Syria Steffan de Mistura explained the dire conditions in Aleppo without placing blame where it belongs.
Resolving things requires liberating the city and surrounding areas entirely, smashing terrorists decisively – most important having Washington and its rogue allies stop supporting these elements once and for all.
They exist because of foreign backing. Conflict resolution depends on ending it. Otherwise war may be endless, new hordes of terrorists replacing eliminated ones.
Russian involvement is vital to hopefully resolving things – America, Britain, France,Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and other rogues states the main obstacle.
Key is what Trump intends once inaugurated. Will he cooperate with Russia in combating terrorism or continue supporting these death squads?
Will he diverge from America’s longstanding imperial project or go another way? Hope for the best. Expect little or nothing positive unless proved otherwise.
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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.