By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, July 10, 2016
From the republic’s inception, America waged genocidal wars
without mercy, rule of law principles discarded, conquest and dominance
sought at any price.
At home, America’s native people were virtually exterminated,
survivors consigned to concentration camp-like reservations, treated
more like animals than people, impoverished, abused and denied their
Abroad, one country after another was raped and destroyed, endless
horrors continuing. Tens of millions of death attest to a ruthless state
masquerading as democratic and peace-loving – an Orwellian world in
fact, not fiction.
Cold hard reality exposes horrifying truths – a nation bent on world
conquest and colonization, its resources looted, its people exploited,
nonbelievers slaughtered, imprisoned, disappeared or otherwise
Where does it end? Will neocon lunatics in Washington use nuclear and other super-weapons?
Syria is one of many US war theaters, using ISIS and other terrorist
groups as imperial foot soldiers, backed by American air power,
pretending to combat the scourge it supports.
Endless war continues, peace talks and cessation of hostilities
farcical. Clinton, if elected president, and her likely secretary of WAR
Michele Flournoy favor escalated conflict, including no-fly or
no-bombing zones, along with greater numbers of US combat troops
Both are warriors, favoring war over diplomatic solutions, wanting
Assad forcibly toppled, risking direct confrontation with Russia – Putin
wanting Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity protected, its
people alone deciding who’ll lead them.
Days earlier, Syria declared a three-day truce, then extended it
another 72 hours – a futile gesture. Foreign-backed terrorists don’t
John Kerry lied, saying “(w)e very much welcome the Syrian army
declaring of 72 hours of quiet. We are trying very hard to grow these
current discussions into a longer lasting…enforceable, accountable
cessation of hostilities that could change the dynamics on the ground.”
At the same time, Washington continues supporting terrorists
mischaracterized as moderates, wanting endless war, Assad toppled,
US-controlled puppet leadership replacing him, another nation destroyed
by imperial madness.
In letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and current Security
Council president (Japan’s) Koro Bessho, Syria’s Foreign Ministry
blasted the hypocrisy of America, NATO and regional countries,
pretending to want terrorism eliminated while actively supporting it,
In continuation of the policies of destruction and hatred
which are sponsored by specific countries and regimes including Saudi
Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, the armed terrorist groups which are
supported and funded by external sides continued targeting the
residential neighborhoods in Aleppo city with various explosive and
rocket shells and ‘hellfire cannon’ shells which consist of weaponized
gas cylinders in an arbitrary manner without any consideration for the
sanctity of Eid al-Fitr holiday in blatant violations of the truce
agreements and the cessation of hostilities.
Since the ceasefire was declared, effective midnight last February
26, 762 known terrorist violations occurred, more daily, notably
targeting residential and other civilian areas – advanced weapons,
cluster munitions, and chemical agents used, supplied by Western and
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA),
“the persistence of these terrorists attacks which are
carried out by what some like to call ‘moderate opposition groups’ such
as the terrorist organizations Jabhar al-Nusra, Jaish al-Fateh, and
Jaish al-Islam among other groups affiliated or linked to ISIS and Al
Qaeda, shows the depth of the hypocrisy of the states that claim to be
fighting terrorism, as well as being evidence of the lack of seriousness
of countries such as France, Britain, and the United States – the three
of them permanent Security Council members – in combating terrorism, in
addition to showing the double standards employed by these states when
it comes to the war on terrorism.”
(T)hese cowardly terrorist act…are…protected by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, France, Britain, and the United States…
(T)hese states and regimes provid(e) terrorist groups with funds,
weapons, munitions, equipment, and recruits…some providing…safe havens,
particularly Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel…
The Ministry blasted key Security Council members for failing to
fulfill their duties to combat the scourge of terrorism they actively
They’re responsible for half a million or more Syrian deaths, half
the population internally or externally displaced, survivors facing
largely unaddressed crisis conditions, Russia alone among major powers
committed to helping them.
The fate of a nation and its people hang in the balance.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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The original source of this article is Global Research