The NYT Blames Syria for US-Led High Crimes on the Country

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by Stephen Lendman

The Times is a virtual mouthpiece for US imperial ruthlessness – blaming victimized nations for its high crimes of war and against humanity against them.

Its latest disinformation piece revisits East Ghouta.

The Times: “A besieged rebel stronghold near Damascus, population 400,000, it is where the forces of President Bashar al-Assad, dropped chemical weapons in 2013, crossing President Barack Obama’s notorious ‘red line that turned out to be no line at all.”

Fact: ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorists in Syria operate as US imperial foot soldiers against its legitimate government. They’re not “rebels.”

Fact: US-supported terrorists alone used CWs numerous times, not Syrian forces. The Times disgracefully lied claiming otherwise.

The Times: “The shells, missiles and barrel bombs are still falling, exacerbating some of the war’s worst carnage. Cease-fires go unheeded. The White House is distracted.”

Fact: Unanimously adopted Security Council Res. 2401 permits combat operations against ISIS, al Nusra, and elements connected to them.

Fact: Syria and Russia scrupulous observe ceasefire terms as mandated, continuing operations against against terrorists throughout the country, including in East Ghouta, US-supported terrorists holding its residents hostage as human shields.

Washington and Turkey flagrantly breached SC Res. 2401 straightaway – continuing to commit high crimes unaccountably.

Trump escalated what Obama began – naked aggression on Syria for regime change and imperial control. There’s nothing “civil” about what’s going on, as the Times and other media scoundrels claim.

The Times: “Once upon a time, Syria was a beautiful, cultured country. Today it is a shambles, and many of us have turned away.”

Fact: The Times disgracefully blames Assad for US-led aggression, massacring civilians, inflicting enormous destruction, committing appalling atrocities, causing the world’s severest refugee crisis.

The Times: “Assad…turn(ed) (his) armies on (his) own people…”

A bald-faced lie. Throughout the war, Syrian forces have been liberating cities, towns and villages held hostage by US-supported terrorists.

The Times: “…Syrian government and Russian forces bombed (people) out of their home(s).”

US-led terror-bombing alone is responsible for mass slaughter of civilians and destruction – not Russia or Syria.

US-supported terrorists continue brutalizing and murdering civilians.

The Times and other media scoundrels blame Syria and other victims of US imperial ruthlessness for high crimes committed against them – truth-telling airbrushed from their reports.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.