Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Navalny, and YouTube Censorship

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

US aggression in Syria continues after nearly nine years.

With no end of it in prospect, Trump/Harris will likely escalate things if they succeed Trump in January.

According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below):

Despite unending hostilities by US-supported terrorists, largely in Idlib province, “as well as the continuing illegal presence of foreign, primarily US military, which impedes the restoration of the territorial integrity of the country, the Syrian authorities have begun tackling the resolution of large-scale challenges of post-conflict settlement.”

Along with defeating the scourge of US-supported terrorists, rebuilding war-torn areas, aiding the return of displaced Syrians, and helping them restore normality to their lives are key priorities.

The Trump regime and Dems want the country “strangle(d) economically,” its people suffocated, immiserated, and starved into submission. 

MZ: “Such illegitimate actions significantly undermine Syrian authorities’ efforts to eliminate the devastation and render help to the population.”

Imperial tool UN secretary general Antonio Guterres refused to participate in an international conference last week to aid displaced Syrians — sending only a low-level observer.

He bowed to Washington’s will like many times before in response to the Trump regime’s call to boycott proceedings.

The ICRC, other international organizations, and representatives from 20 countries attended.

Security Council Resolution 2254 calls for all parties in Syria’s conflict to “immediately cease any attacks against civilians.” 

It also prioritizes help to aid Syrian refugees return home.

Russia sent representatives from “30 federal ministries and agencies” to the Syrian conference, said MZ.

Sergey Lavrov delivered opening remarks.

MZ: “We proceed from the fact that the  conference on refugees in Damascus is not a one-time event but rather a beginning of targeted system-wide work with the international community in the context of implementing the provisions of UNSC Resolution 2254.”

MZ stressed that Moscow was “compelled to respond to Stefan Zimmermann’s” unacceptable remark.

He’s German “spokesman on the so-called Navalny Case during a weekly news conference” that was held on November 6 in Berlin.

Asked why Angela Merkel’s government stonewalled numerous requests by Russian authorities to provide evidence backing their dubious claim that Moscow poisoned Navalny with a novichok nerve agent, he said the following:

German authorities would only “consider” providing Russia with so-called Navalny case-related data if it opens a criminal case on his poisoning — admitting guilt about something it had nothing to do with.

Merkel seriously damaged German relations with Russia, proving she can never be trusted.

The same goes for virtually all Western regimes, notably the US.

MZ: Zimmermann’s statement “does not correspond to reality.”

“Article 1 of the…1959 European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (requires) cooperation in ‘legal proceedings’ in relation to offenses punishable under the national laws of the parties.”

In cahoots with the US and other Western regimes, it’s “clear that Berlin does not want to transfer materials and is clinging to any chance of finding some excuse, but this attempt has failed.”

On the one hand, Germany is part of the anti-Russia Western cabal.

On the other hand, no poisoning of Navalny by Russia occurred, no evidence suggesting it.

Berlin cannot provide Moscow with data on what doesn’t exist.

MZ slammed what she called “blatantly provocative non-cooperation towards Moscow” by Berlin.

The same holds for the OPCW, a pro-Western imperial tool that long ago lost credibility.

Commenting on notorious online suppressor of truth and full disclosure Google and its YouTube subsidiary, MZ cited one of many examples of the video platform’s censorship.

It removed “an investigative documentary about the crash of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 in eastern Ukraine,” she said.

“The documentary explores the version of Ukrainian Air Forces’ involvement in the plane crash and attempts to establish the circumstances of the incident, including the actual cause of death of Ukrainian pilot Vladislav Voloshin, one of the suspects in the crash case.”

Russia and Donbass freedom fighters had nothing to do with the likely made-in-the USA July 2014 incident, killing all passengers and crew members aboard.

Whatever conflicts with the falsified official narrative is vulnerable to social media and Google censorship.

MZ: Google/YouTube’s removal of the documentary from the video platform is flagrant “censorship.”

The unacceptable action ‘violates the audience’s right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers” (Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948).’ ”

Censorship in the US and West is the new normal. Things no doubt will worsen ahead, not improve — the way all police states operate.

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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.