US-Supported Terrorists in Syria Reject Ceasefire
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Ceasefire only works if agreed to by all or at least most combatants, especially the most important ones – not the case in Syria.
Fighting continues raging in parts of the country. The latest Russia/US southern Syria Quneitra, Daraa, Sweida ceasefire agreement was short-lived.
According to Fars News, a so-called “Death over Humiliation” alliance between the “Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the al-Nusra Front) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist groups” rejected Russia/US agreed on southern Syria ceasefire.
A statement they issued headlined “Death Is Better Than Humiliation – This is our principle that will not leave,” saying:
“This heroic people through the Syrian revolution have sacrificed hundreds of thousands of martyrs, wounded and detainees.”
“The individuals have suffered the most severe kinds of homelessness, displacement and torture…This is only because they want to get their stolen freedom back.”
“The Regime, Russia, and Iran have broken all international laws and legal boundaries. Everyone has witnessed the chemical crime in Khan Sheikhoun and Ghouta, and everyone has learned abut the Sidnaya holocaust, the massacres of Daraa, Aleppo and Homs.”
Fact: All of the above is pure rubbish.
Fact: Syria is Obama/Hillary’s war. Trump escalated it. Washington and its rogue partners in high crimes use ISIS, al-Nusra, the so-called Free Syrian Army, and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers.
Fact: They along with US-led terror-bombing bear full responsibility for years of naked aggression on Syria and its people. There’s nothing civil about what’s going on.
Fact: Assad, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah heroically oppose the terrorist scourge America and its rogue allies support.
Ceasefire in Quneitra, Daraa, and Sweida are more illusion than reality. According to Fars News, “clashes between militants and the Syrian army resumed across all the three provinces in Southern Syria on Friday with both sides exchanging artillery fire.”
“Effectively, the ceasefire held for less than one week.”
Despite over 2,000 Syrian settlements agreeing to ceasefire, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry center for Syrian reconciliation, conflict in other areas continues because Washington wants war and regime change, not peace and recognition of the nation’s sovereignty and right of its people to choose who leads them – free from foreign interference.
Separately, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova blasted the role of al-Qaeda-connected White Helmets in Syria, saying:
“The organization’s activities are increasingly questionable. We remember perfectly well that many alleged chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria were hyped by the media based on information provided by the White Helmets, who often said beforehand that a chlorine bomb was going to be dropped.”
“(T)heir information has become the basis for many media reports, while reporters don’t check the information because it is impossible.”
“This is just another example of the information merry-go-round. All in all, we consider the White Helmets to be another element of the information campaign aimed at denigrating the Syrian government.”
The US/UK-supported group has nothing to do with civil defense and saving civilian lives in Syria – everything to do with supporting terrorism.
Its members operate in al-Nusra controlled areas. Calling themselves volunteer rescue workers responsible for saving tens of thousands of lives is pure rubbish.
They’ve been photographed and videotaped together with al-Nusra terrorists during beheadings and other atrocities.
In 2016, they were disgracefully nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Last February, Hollywood shamefully honored a documentary about the group instead of condemning it.
Last March, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights said so-called lifesaving procedures in videos the group produced were “performed on dead children.”
The most significant casualty of war is disinformation, most people none the wiser.
Fake news substitutes for the real thing – notably throughout years of US-orchestrated naked aggression on Syria, one of history’s great crimes.
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