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The NYT Perpetuates the Myth of America Battling ISIS

By Stephen Lendman

In its reporting on US wars, the Times is a virtual Pentagon press agent - publishing what it wants revealed, suppressing everything else, especially its high crimes, Nuremberg-level ones.

ISIS, al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot and other terrorist groups are used by the Pentagon and CIA as proxy US forces, a mercenary terrorist army, supplied with heavy weapons and munitions, serving its imperial interests, trained to commit atrocities and other high crimes, including CW use.

The Times and other media scoundrels claim otherwise, pretending America is combating this scourge, ignoring its support.

The Times: “The liberation of Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s final stronghold, has severely weakened the group as a military threat.”

Raqqa was raped and destroyed, not liberated. What’s next, the self-styled newspaper of record asked?

It’s apoplectic over Syrian and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, defeating Washington’s imperial aims against Damascus, the same diabolical objective in all its wars of aggression, the Times and other media scoundrels falsely call liberating ones.

They’re frantic over Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Syria defeating Washington’s best-laid plans.

The anti-terrorist campaign is waged solely by these countries. America, NATO, Israel and their rogue regional allies support this scourge.

The Times: “…Iran and Russia have expanded their regional influence…Iran now exercises leverage (in Iraq) in part by training and arming militias allied with the government in battling ISIS.”

“In Syria, Iran has also provided troops and arms that, along with Russian jet fighters, have kept President Bashar al-Assad in power and helped advance Tehran’s goal of establishing a corridor linking Iran’s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon with Damascus.”

Fact: Russia and Iran are combating the terrorist scourge America and its rogue allies support, gaining the advantage in Syria, US regional imperial aims sustaining a major body blow.

They’re not defeated, new diabolical tactics being planned, including likely escalated war in Syria, inventing pretexts as justification - like fabricated claims of CW use by Syria’s military.

US-supported terrorists alone used these weapons - numerous times throughout years of war, their fighters trained to use them by Pentagon contractors, one of many examples of how America wages dirty war.

The Times: “When the fighting is done, there is no practical way short of war to force Russia and Iran to leave Syria entirely. But the United States should explore ways to negotiate limits on the two countries’ roles in postwar Syria.”

Fact: Assad’s government alone has the right to let forces from other nations operate in its territory - along with choosing which ones to have diplomatic relations with.

Fact: US forces are hostile invaders, Syria’s enemy, seeking to topple its government, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing it - the Times and other media scoundrels silent about this criminality, supporting all US wars of aggression and others planned.

The Times: “(C)onditions for ISIS’ return (will be enhanced) if a political solution to Syria’s civil war doesn’t ensure Mr. Assad’s eventual departure.”

Fact: There’s nothing civil about war in Syria - naked US aggression, launched by Obama, escalated by Trump.

Fact: Syrians alone may decide who’ll lead them, free from foreign interference. They support Assad overwhelmingly.

He’ll easily be reelected if seeks to remain in office. No one has a legal right to challenge him or the choices Syrians make.

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