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US Arms Pouring Into Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Washington’s goal is fueling and continuing conflict, not ending it.
Arms and munitions for Kurdish YPG fighters and terrorists comprising the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces began arriving months earlier, more continuing to come.
Much of what’s supplied ends up in the hands of ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist groups. Washington’s aim is toppling Assad, destroying Syrian sovereignty, achieving another imperial trophy, no matter the human cost.
America’s Accountability Office reported at least $1 billion worth of arms deliveries to Syria and Iraq are unaccountable. Numerous airdrops supply terrorist fighters.
Turkish media reported convoys of trucks with US weapons and munitions poured into northern Syria, including heavy mortars and anti-tank missiles.
Pentagon claims about using these weapons to defeat ISIS are false. Washington supports the terrorist scourge it claims to oppose.
US arms shipments are part of an imperial scheme to oust Assad and destroy Syrian sovereignty, partitioning the country planned.
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon lied, claiming weapons supplied are monitored to assure they’re used against ISIS.
Its fighters are used as imperial foot soldiers – heavily armed by Washington, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Israel and other regional rogue states.
Days earlier, Trump duplicitously wished Muslims a “joyful Ramadan” – lasting from May 27 – June 24.
“At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict,” Trump said, adding:
“I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer. May God bless you and your families.”
His war on Islam reveals his real agenda, his words hollow, his aggression continuing in multiple theaters – no “joy” during Ramadan or any other time of year in affected countries.
His arms sale to Saudi Arabia is all about supporting terrorism, not combating it, assuring endless regional slaughter, destruction and turmoil.
Trump’s neocon-infested administration and despotic allies reject peace and stability. Conflicts rage with no prospects for ending them any time soon, the spirit of Ramadan violated year-round.
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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.