US Threatens Force Against Syria’s Military

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by Stephen Lendman
It appears just a matter of time before Washington terror-bombs Syrian forces, claiming they threaten US troops on the ground – operating illegally.
So do US-led coalition warplanes – terror-bombing vital infrastructure and government sites on the phony pretext of combating ISIS America created and supports.
Sergey Lavrov expressed concern about US threats, saying not only were they made, but force is already ongoing along the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan, escalating conflict, not taking steps to responsibly end it.
“I believe this situation is rather alarming as it directly affects Syria’s sovereignty. Certainly, these issues need to be solved, and (Russian forces are involved in) doing this now,” Lavrov explained, adding:
Things would be much easier if Washington agreed to work cooperatively with Moscow, including on “coordinating parameters (for the) de-escalation zones.”
On May 18, US-led coalition warplanes terror-bombed Syrian and allied forces within one of the zones, a flagrant war crime – based on the phony claim that they threatened American and its partners, operating illegally in Syria, waging war, not peace, aiding terrorists instead of combating them.
In addition, Pentagon-led coalition warplanes are killing civilians daily, thousands since their illegal terror-bombing began in September 2014 – refusing to take responsibility for their high crimes.
Defense Secretary Mattis dismissively called civilian deaths a “fact of life” – turning truth on its head claiming US forces “do everything humanly possible” to avoid civilian casualties.
Noncombatants suffer most in all US imperial wars. Rules of engagement consider them legitimate targets – massacred indiscriminately by warplanes and drone attacks.
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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.