NYT Reinvents Obama’s War on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Disgracefully calling Obama’s naked aggression against a nonbelligerent nation civil war denigrates millions of long-suffering Syrians – victims of US imperial viciousness.
Headlining Syria’s Paradox: Why the War Only Ever Seems to Get Worse,” The Times reinvented one of history’s greatest crimes – besides numerous others on America’s despicable rap sheet. More on its article below.
Tim Anderson’s important book, titled “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance” is the definitive account of the conflict – must reading to understand it.
Separately, he explained Obama’s dirty war in basic terms as follows:
“Washington and its allies try another ‘regime change’ in Syria. A fake ‘revolution’ uses Islamic gangs, during an ‘Arab Spring.’ The Western media constantly lie about this covert, dirty war.”
“A political reform movement is driven off the streets by Islamic violence. (The misnamed pro-Western) ‘Free Syrian Army’ slaughters minorities and government workers.”
“Saudi and Qatari backed Islamists carry out a series of massacres, falsely blaming them on the Syrian Army and President Assad.”
“Most of Syria’s opposition backs the state and army against terrorism. Washington calls a puppet exile group ‘the Syrian opposition.’ “
“Washington (using Saudis, Qatar, Turkey and Israel) backs all the armed Islamist groups, pretending some are ‘moderate rebels.’ “
“A resistance coalition rallies to Syria. Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq and Russia join the Syrian Army in destroying western backed terrorist groups.”
Anderson’s book explains all of the above and more in detail, why it’s essential reading to understand what’s going on – polar opposite media propaganda, notably from The New York Times, Washington’s leading imperial press agent.
I’ve written scores of articles on the conflict since Obama launched it in March 2011, believing things would go like against Libya – its country raped, its leadership deposed in months.
US naked aggression against sovereign Syrian independence rages in its sixth year with no prospect for resolving things in sight.
Diplomats talk endlessly, accomplishing nothing to end war while scores, maybe hundreds more Syrians die daily, numerous others injured, millions displaced, an entire population traumatized – victims of US state terror.
A separate article today explained failure in Geneva – Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry spending hours on Friday achieving nothing toward resolving years of US naked aggression.
It’ll either be won on the battlefield or not at all. Negotiating with rogue state America wastes time, an exercise in futility every time tried.
New York Times coverage of the Syrian conflict includes some of worst rubbish in memory – shameless disinformation and Big Lies, vital truths suppressed.
Instead of explaining why war continues endlessly, its intensity increasing, The Times substituted a reinvented version of what’s ongoing, suppressing hard truths.
Saying “(i)t frustrates any attempt at resolution” fails to discuss how war began, who’s responsible, and how ending it depends on America and its rogue allies ceasing support for terrorists.
Without foreign supplied arms, munitions, funding, training, direction and other material support, terrorist groups in Syria and elsewhere wouldn’t exist.
America created them for use as imperial foot soldiers – its proxy army doing its killing and dying for it, a seemingly endless supply of Islamist extremists willing to wage war for whatever benefits they hope to achieve – for many an early grave.
The Times: “The fact that the underlying battle is multiparty rather than two-sided…works against resolution.”
Fact: War in Syria pits US imperialism against the nation’s sovereign independence. No moderate rebels exist. All anti-government forces are US created and supported terrorists.
Fact: Washington wants Assad ousted, Syria transformed into another US vassal state, isolating Iran, next in line for regime change.
Times reports explain none of the above, instead maintain the fiction of various anti-government elements vying for control. They’re pawns on America’s chessboard, used to achieve imperial aims.
The Times: “Pro-government forces have conducted by far the most attacks against civilians” – falsely accusing Syria’s military, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, a disgraceful perversion of truth.
US-supported terrorists along with US-led so-called “coalition” terror-bombing bear full responsibility for massacring hundreds of thousands of Syrians, mostly defenseless civilians.
Syria’s only hope for restoring peace and stability is continued commitment from Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and maybe China to defeat the scourge of US imperialism.
Otherwise endless war is likely, perhaps millions of Syrians perishing before it ends – besides other conflict theaters and new ones ahead killing millions more.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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