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Britain Vows Support for Continued US Aggression in Syria

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Britain has been overtly and covertly complicit with US aggression all along.

It’s been bombing sites in the country despite parliamentarians rejecting military intervention. Its special forces and intelligence agents operate there covertly.

America, Britain and other foreign countries involved in Syria without permission from Damascus flagrantly violate international law.

Assad invited Russia, Iran and Hezbollah to aid Syrian forces combat US-supported terrorists. Washington and its rogue allies support the scourge they pretend to oppose.

On Tuesday, UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon vowed to continue supporting US aggression in Syria – on the phony pretext of Assad possibly intending a CW attack or for any other contrived reason.

Fallon called UK support for US military activity in Syria unwavering. “If the Americans (escalate conflict), I want to be clear. We will support if, he said.

Responding to Fallon, Britain’s Stop the War Coalition said it appears “Trump is planning a further escalation of his wars in the Middle East – an escalation which will be backed by the weak and rotten British government, propped up by the right-wing DUP.”

He “recklessly committ(ed)” to be involved with possible escalated US aggression instead of responsibly denouncing what’s likely coming.

On Tuesday, Iran’s parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted “US strategy (for) playing with terrorism, not fighting it,” adding:

“It is clear to everyone that (America) supports the terrorists in different ways. Terrorism and violent extremism have turned into a devastating global threat endangering international peace and security,” he stressed.

On Tuesday, a day after White House press secretary Sean Spicer threatened escalated US aggression on Syria based on phony claims of its military planning a CW attack, the Pentagon repeated the Big Lie.

Its spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis willfully deceived reporters, saying active preparations for a CW attack were spotted at Syria’s Shayrat airbase.

Russia and Assad’s government rejected the obvious deception – an ominous sign suggesting a planned false flag wrongfully blamed on Syria as an unjustifiable pretext for escalated US aggression.

A CENTCOM official overseeing US-led coalition operations in Syria said he had “no idea” what preparations the White House was referring to.

Neither does Russia, monitoring combat areas as closely as Washington – spotting no evidence of a possible Syrian CW attack with chemical toxins long ago eliminated, none remaining.

Defense Department spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway lied, claiming America “remains focused on…defeat(ing) ISIS.”

It created and supports the terrorist group in Syria and other combat theaters where its fighters are deployed.

Likely escalated US aggression in Syria is over its military and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, continuing to defeat ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist groups Washington created and supports.

If it comes, escalated US aggression will aim to prop up these groups, supplying them with greater Pentagon airpower than already.

Washington wants endless war and regime change. Russia, Iran and Hezbollah want US-supported terrorists routed, defeated and eliminated.

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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.