Trump Regime Considers Liberating Syria Conflict Escalation
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Washington and its imperial partners blame targeted nations for crimes committed against them.
Endless US war on Syria is naked aggression by any standard, using ISIS, al-Nusra, and other terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, a scourge vital to eliminate.
Since conflict began in March 2011, Washington’s favored month for launching aggression on targeted nations, its strategy remains largely unchanged.
Bipartisan hardliners want Assad toppled, pro-Western puppet governance replacing him, Syria partitioned, its resources looted, and its people exploited.
Damascus, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah prevented what Obama regime hardliners thought would be an easy triumph.
Most of Syria has been liberated from US-supported terrorists, their last major stronghold in Idlib province.
A large-scale Syrian army offensive, aided by Russian airpower, looms to liberate Idlib, what’s shaping up to be the largest operation of the war, thousands of government battle-tested troops involved.
They include elite Tiger forces, Syria’s 4th armored division, its 14th special forces division, 9th shock troops, national defense forces, and others – each to be involved in different liberating operations to defeat terrorists and regain government control of Idlib.
The planned offensive could begin any time. On Friday, Turkish-backed anti-government forces destroyed two Hama countryside bridges to impede the advance of Syrian forces.
On Thursday, Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Netanyahu regime won’t observe any agreements related to Syria on the phony grounds of national security – likely referring to the Damascus/Tehran defense pact, Iranian military advisers to remain in Syria as long as Assad requests their presence.
Netanyahu threatened Damascus, saying “the IDF will continue to take strong and determined action against Iran’s attempts to station forces and advanced weapons systems in Syria,” adding:
“No agreement between Syria and Iran will deter us. Neither will any threat deter us.” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem vowed his government “will to all the way” in Idlib to eliminate its US-supported terrorist infestation, a threat to Syria and the region.
The Israeli military intelligence propaganda arm DEBKAfile falsely accused Moscow of “notch(ing) up military tensions by pouring out charges of coming US aggression in Syria” – part of Israel’s blame game, slamming actions of targeted nations and their allies, combatting terrorists Washington, Israel and their imperial partners support.
On Friday, Mike Pompeo blasted Syria’s upcoming offensive to liberate Idlib, saying the Trump regime “sees this as an escalation of an already dangerous conflict.”
He accused Sergey Lavrov of “defending” what he called the “Syrian and Russian assault.”
According to CNN’s Pentagon reporter Barbara Starr, “US intelligence and military targeting experts have drawn up a preliminary list of Syrian chemical weapons facilities (sic) that could be struck if President Donald Trump were to order a new round of airstrikes in the country.”
Citing an unnamed US official, she said US and partnered forces can strike Syrian targets “very quickly” in response to a (false flag) CW attack, wrongfully blamed on Damascus.
Syria destroyed its entire CW stockpile. It has no “chemical weapons facilities.” If US, UK, French warplanes and/or naval vessels attack the country, military and government sites will likely be targeted as in April and earlier, pretending they’re CW related.
For now, war of words alone is being waged, Pompeo, Bolton, and Pentagon commanders plotting the Trump regime’s next moves.
Pentagon spokesman Commander Sean Robertson turned truth on its head, claiming Russia is waging a “disinformation campaign to discredit the United States and international partners and allies.”
The threat of a US/UK planned CW false flag is real, terrorists and White Helmets collaborators involved, US and partnered aggressors poised to strike Syrian targets on command like earlier.
Moscow is going all-out to expose the scheme, aiming to prevent its implementation by explaining what’s planned, including during a special Security Council session on Syria.
Its effort deserves high praise, wanting conflict kept from escalating into something much more serious than already – including direct US/Russia confrontation, risking possible nuclear war.
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