Facts on the Ground Belie US/Israeli Big Lies on Syria

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Facts on the Ground Belie US/Israeli Big Lies on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Syrian forces are struggling to eliminate the scourge of US-supported terrorists in the country – their legal right nationwide.

Addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, Syrian UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari said Damascus will continue combating international terrorism until defeated, adding:

“We are astonished that some UNSC member states name the operations of the Syrian army against terrorism in the south as aggression when they call for protecting the group of the White Helmets affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra” and support the scourge of terrorism they falsely claim to oppose.

“(W)e condemn the (UN) report makers’ ignorance of the war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the US and its allies in al-Raqqa city and other regions under the pretext of combating terrorism,” Jaafari stressed.

He blasted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for turning a blind eye to Israeli high crimes against Palestinians and in Syria by supporting terrorists and terror-bombing the country.

He slammed pro-Western UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura for largely ignoring the priority of combating (US/Israeli-supported) terrorists in the country.

On Wednesday, Deputy UN envoy Jonathan Cohen shamefully criticized the Syrian offensive to liberate the country’s southwest from (US/Israeli-supported) terrorists.

He lied claiming the liberating offensive caused “a significant toll on the civilian population,” the same disinformation attacking earlier government offensives, notably in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta.

He lied saying Washington “remains determined to keep our commitment to the ceasefire.” No US commitment exists now or earlier. Endless Pentagon-led terror-bombing continues.

He lied claiming so-called opposition “rebels,” not terrorists, operate in southwest Syria near and along Iraqi and Jordanian border areas. 

All anti-government forces are US/Israeli-supported terrorists, largely imported from scores of countries, used as imperial proxy fighters, responsible for largely unreported atrocities against civilians and captured government troops.

Separately, Ziofascist Nikki Haley targeted Iran with her venom, accusing its government of shipping weapons to Syrian forces and (falsely designated) regional “terrorist organizations” – referring to Hezbollah, Hamas and Yemeni Houthis.

Iran and other countries are legally entitled to aid allies combat the scourge of US/Israeli-supported terrorism.

As always, Haley was silent about US support for ISIS and other terrorist groups – arming, funding and directing them, training them on heavy weapons and CW use, aiding their other atrocities.

She said nothing about Washington’s imperial agenda, smashing countries, wanting pro-Western puppet governance replacing legitimate rule, massacring countless thousands of civilians, causing vast destruction, grievously breaching international and US laws of war.

Israeli military intelligence-connected DEBKAfile lied, claiming Hezbollah and Iranian forces are involved with Syrian troops in their southwest offensive.

According to AMN News, a reliable source of regional news and information, “reports of a large Hezbollah and Iranian presence in southern Syria are false.”

On Wednesday, in testimony before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee members, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lied, calling Iran’s presence in Syria “the greatest threat.”

He ignored Obama’s war, now Trump’s. He lied calling US aggression a civil conflict. He lied accusing Hezbollah of “plotting (against) the United States” – an absurd accusation.

He said nothing about likely escalated Trump regime aggression in Syria and elsewhere.

Big Lies drowning out hard truths facilitate endless US imperial wars – most Americans ignorant or indifferent about what’s going on.

Washington gets away with  imperial rampaging, mass slaughter and destruction in multiple theaters because anti-war activism is absent.

Nor has the world community intervened to stop the carnage, harming countless millions in Syria and elsewhere.

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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.