Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WaPo’s Editorial War on Russia - By Stephen Lendman

The neocon Washington Post is a CIA house organ, serving its pure evil agenda, its targeted assassinations, its orchestrated color revolution attempts to topple foreign governments.
William Blum once explained why they’ll never be a coup in Washington – because “there’s no American embassy there.”
In its latest assault on Russia, the Washington Post disgracefully claimed its government “fooled the US in Syria.”
Along with Iran, it’s been combating US-supported terrorists since September 2015 – at the same time, going all-out for conflict resolution, its best efforts sabotaged by Washington and its rogue allies.
WaPo never explains these and other vital issues, featuring disinformation instead.
Throughout seven years of Obama-launched aggression, using ISIS and likeminded terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, WaPo and other media scoundrels pretended the war is “civil.”
There’s nothing “civil” about naked aggression. Nor are anti-government forces “rebels.” They’re imported cutthroat killers, recruited from scores of countries.
Major media reporting on war in Syria is some of the most abysmal in memory – seven years of disinformation and Big Lies, truth-telling suppressed, victimized Syria misportrayed as an aggressor, aiding its people, not combatting them.
WaPo: “The (Trump) administration should now be discovering, as the Obama administration did before it, just what Russia’s word in Syria is worth.”
“With heavy Russian air support, Syrian government forces have been conducting new offensives against two of the de-escalation zones, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta and the northern province of Idlib.”
“As in the past, the tactics include war crimes, including the deliberate bombing of hospitals.”
“In Idlib, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians took refuge during previous stages of the war, another mass exodus is underway, with more than 100,000 people fleeing north toward the Turkish border.”
Fact: All of the above is a deplorable perversion of truth.
Fact: Syrian and allied forces, aided by reduced Russian airpower, continue combatting US-supported terrorists in de-escalation zones and elsewhere in the country.
Fact: Bombing hospitals, residential areas, schools, mosques and marketplaces is a US specialty, not Syria’s or Russia’s. WaPo disgracefully lied.
Fact: Grievous war crimes were committed by US forces in Iraq and Syria – terror-bombing Mosul, Raqqa and other locations, massacring civilians, causing vast destruction.
Fact: Russia and Syria respect human lives and welfare. Washington and its rogue allies hold them in contempt – post-9/11, responsible for millions of casualties, unreported by WaPo and other media scoundrels, supporting imperial high crimes, not denouncing them.
Fact: Syria’s refugee crisis is the world’s largest – millions displaced by US naked aggression and atrocities committed by terrorists it supports.
WaPo: Assad “seek(s) to restore its control over the entire country by force, and Moscow is actively abetting it.”
“By declining to challenge or even protest this brutal strategy, the Trump administration reveals its weakness.”
It’s hard finding words strong enough to challenge these disgraceful remarks.
Nations are responsible for protecting their people. Aided by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, Syrian forces are combatting US-supported terrorist invaders.
Their main enemies are Washington, other NATO countries, Israel and Saudi Arabia – disgracefully supported by media scoundrels like WaPo.
Reprinted with permission from Stephen Lendman.
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