Putin Turns a Blind Eye to US, NATO, Turkish and Israeli Aggression in Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
US-led naked aggression has been ravaging Syria for regime change since March 2011, Israel an imperial partner, along with other regional rogue states and NATO.
Now in its 8th year, prospects for resolution any time in the foreseeable future are virtually nil.
Endless war rages, perhaps for years to come, the same horrors playing out in all US war theaters because of Washington’s permanent aggression agenda.
Peace and stability defeat its imperial objectives, Republicans and undemocratic Dems on the same page – supporting endless wars of aggression, a diabolical plot for controlling planet earth, its resources and populations no matter the human cost.
Syria is ground zero, the world’s most dangerous hot spot. Flashpoint conditions in the country could escalate to direct US/Russia confrontation.
Putin justifiably wants it avoided. Nor does he want conflict with Israel, automatically drawing in the US if occurs, risking armageddon.
At the same time, passivity and appeasement don’t work with hegemons – not with Hitler ahead of WW II or bipartisan extremists in Washington now.
Their actions in cahoots with Israel and NATO risk cataclysmic nuclear war if not confronted and stopped.
Failure to do the right thing encourages dark forces in these countries to keep pushing the envelope to greater aggression against targeted countries and new ones.
All sovereign independent nations are threatened, including Russia and China, the only countries able to challenge Washington’s rage for dominance effectively.
Both nations are surrounded by hostile US military bases. They’re assaulted by illegal sanctions and other hostile actions.
Trump’s escalated trade war with China rages, threatening the global economy if pushed too far for too long.
Provocatively advancing America’s Asia/Pacific military footprint risks military confrontation between both countries in a part of the world hostile to invaders, a lesson learned and forgotten by Washington.
Obama and Trump regime hardliners bombarded Russia with false accusations – including “aggression” in Ukraine, “annexing” Crimea, downing MH-17, meddling in America’s electoral process, interfering in other elections and Brexit, mass doping athletes, Russian trolls and bots up to no good, cyberwar, sabotage, hybrid warfare, the Skripal incident and more – endless US hostility, including vicious state-sponsored propaganda proliferated by media scoundrels.
US political, economic, and propaganda war on China, Russia and Iran risk things turning hot – unthinkable but possible.
On Monday, Putin suspended a vital Syrian ground offensive, greatly aided by Russian airpower, to liberate Syria’s Idlib province, the last major stronghold of US-supported terrorists in the country essential to eliminate.
If not now, when? As long as these jihadists remain in Syria unchallenged, along with permitting northeast and southwest parts of the country to be occupied by hostile foreign forces, liberating the country will remain unattainable.
Heavily armed, US-supported cutthroat killer terrorists aren’t passive. As long as they’re unchallenged in Idlib or elsewhere in Syria, they’ll continue committing atrocities, defenseless civilians harmed most – including by CW attacks falsely blamed on Damascus.
Appeasing the US, Israel and Turkey in Syria is defeatist. Failure to confront their aggression encourages more of it, risking something far more serious than what’s now going on, jeopardizing world peace and stability more than already.
I’m profoundly disappointed by Putin’s actions this week – suspending Idlib’s liberation, along with failing to denounce Israel’s responsibility for downing Russia’s IL-20 reconnaissance plane on Tuesday.
Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu accused the Netanyahu regime of putting the aircraft and crew in harm’s way, bearing full responsibility for what happened.
Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov called Israel’s action “hostile.”
Putin shamefully called the incident a “tragic” error, absolving the Netanyahu regime instead of holding it fully accountable for a war crime – along with turning a blind eye to endless US-led aggression in Syria and Israeli slow-motion genocide against defenseless Palestinians.
He repeatedly turns the other cheek to endless US hostile actions instead of challenging them short of declaring war, risking armageddon if waged between the world’s dominant nuclear powers.
In response to the Tuesday incident, Putin said “(a)s for retaliatory measures, they will be first and foremost aimed at additionally ensuring the security of our military personnel and facilities in Syria” – not good enough!
As long as US, NATO, Turkish, and Israeli aggression in Syria go unchallenged, the nation and its long-suffering people will never be free from the imperial scourge, devastating their lives, well-being and future.
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