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Peace in Syria Requires Triumphing Over US Imperial Aims

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Washington’s imperial agenda is humanity’s greatest scourge – pursuing endless wars of aggression for unchallenged global dominance, pressuring other nations to go along with its diabolical policies.

Months of peace talks produced no breakthroughs because Washington rejects conflict resolution. So do NATO, Israel and other regional rogue states – notably Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

After the fifth round of Astana talks, chief Syrian negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari blasted Ankara, saying:

“The Turkish attitude, since the start of the track of Astana process, has been negative, and this negativity has led to modest results in this round, especially with regard to the issues related to the de-escalation.”

“(T)he Turkish side did everything in its power to hinder reaching positive results that concern the interests of the Syrian people.”

It’s allied with Washington and NATO for endless war, not resolution. A Trump administration representative is involved in talks as an observer, undermining progress behind the scenes, the way Washington always operates to get its way.

Syria’s Foreign Ministry lashed out at Ankara for attacking areas in the northern Aleppo countryside – mainly in Azaz, Jibrin and Ekhtrin.

Its forces are occupying Syrian territory, along with arming, training and protecting terrorist fighters, flagrantly violating international law.

Erdogan long coveted annexing northern Syrian and Iraqi territory, including Mosul area oil fields. He’s part of the problem, not the solution to resolving conflicts in both countries.

Separately on Thursday, CENTCOM said multiple airstrikes on Wednesday conducted by US warplanes destroyed valued Syrian oil-related assets near Deir Ezzor – on the phony pretext of combating ISIS.

Other strikes targeted vital infrastructure sites near Al Shadaddi and Raqqa. Terror-bombing in and around Mosul continues, massacring civilians in harm’s way.

According to AMN News, a new so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) (terrorist) group is being formed in eastern Syria to challenge gains by government and allied forces.

Call Fursan Al-Sharqiyah, it’ll “be directly trained and supplied by the United States and placed under the operational command of one Colonel Mahmoud Al-Sofi,” said AMN.

“The group’s strength in manpower and equipment is unknown and no professional estimates yet exist.”

FSA fighters from Deir Ezzor are allied with al-Nusra. All anti-government forces are terrorists. No so-called moderate rebels exist. Claims otherwise are among many Big Lies about US naked aggression on Syria.

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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.