Senior UN Official Ignores US, NATO, Israeli High Crimes in Syria

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and other senior world body officials are complicit with US, NATO, and Israeli crimes against peace for failing to condemn them and demand accountability.

Russia, Hezbollah, and Iranian military advisors are allied with Syria’s liberating struggle against US supported terrorist foot soldiers and illegal occupation of northern and southern parts of the country by Pentagon and Turkish forces.

Mark Lowcock serves as UN humanitarian and emergency relief coordinator. On July 30, he addressed Security Council members on the situation in Syria.

Ignoring Obama’s war, escalated by Trump, he falsely blamed Russian and Syrian forces for the situation in the country’s Idlib province.

It’s the last major stronghold infested with US-supported jihadists — armed with heavy and other weapons supplied by the Pentagon, NATO, Turkey, Israel, and their rogue partners.

They’re used to massacre civilians and soldiers defending their country, aided by US, UK, French, and IDF terror-bombing.

Lowcock shamefully blamed Russia and Syria for their high crimes, ignoring the ongoing liberating struggle.

He lied saying, “(f)or more than 90 days now, bombing and shelling by the government of Syria, backed by the Russian Federation, has produced carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone of Idleb.” 

“On 26 July, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights identified at least 450 civilians who have been killed since late April, including more than a hundred in the last two weeks alone” — by US supported ISIS and other jihadists, supported by Pentagon-led terror-bombing.  

Russian or Syrian aerial operations focus solely on combatting US-supported terrorists, going all-out to avoid civilian casualties.

Saying “(d)ozens of civilians have also been killed or injured as a result of shelling by” al-Nusra terrorists and other “non-State armed groups associated with them,” he way understated their mass slaughter and destruction — along with falsely blaming Russian and Syrian forces for what they had nothing to do with.

A previous article discussed the fabricated report on Syria by the UN’s so-called high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet.

Her support for US imperial interests mocks the principles she’s mandated to uphold.

In office for the past year, time and again she failed to address US-led NATO and Israeli Nuremberg high crimes against peace in multiple war theaters, including Syria — falsely blaming the authorities of victimized countries for Pentagon, NATO, and IDF crimes committed against their people.

Lowcock quoted her fabricated accusations against Russian and government forces in Syria, saying:

“Despite repeated calls by the United Nations to respect the principle of precaution and distinction in their conduct of hostilities, this latest relentless campaign of air strikes by the government and its allies has continued to hit medical facilities, schools and other civilian infrastructure such as markets and bakeries (sic).” 

The above accusations are bald-faced Big Lies, repeated by Lowcock, ignoring US-led war crimes instead of denouncing them.

Saying “satellite imagery has shown 17 entire villages almost completely destroyed and emptied,” he failed to lay blame for the carnage where it belongs — falsely blaming Russian and Syrian forces instead.

Like Bachelet, he quoted or cited anti-government sources, falsely blaming Russian and Syrian aerial operations for slaughter and destruction from Pentagon-led terror-bombing.

Throughout years of US war in Syria, UN humanitarian aid has gone largely to areas infested with US-supported terrorists, long-suffering Syrian civilians in war-torn areas not helped, including not in Pentagon-controlled refugee camps.

Lowcock falsely claimed otherwise. Russia has been the main donor of humanitarian aid to Syrians, virtually nothing from the West.

Guterres, Bachelet, Lowcock, and other UN officials are beholden to their US-led Western masters, serving their interests at the expense of their mandated obligations.

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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.