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Kerry Arrogantly Calls For No-Fly Zone In Syria

By Stephen Lendman

Kerry’s notion of ceasefire is preventing Syrian and Russian warplanes from combating US-supported terrorists massacring defenseless civilians, Pentagon operations continuing on the phony pretense of combating ISIS.

Despite foolishly cooperating with Washington achieving nothing, an inexcusable blunder with its main adversary wanting its sovereign independence destroyed, Russia won’t buy this duplicitous stunt. Nor will Syria, supported by Moscow’s Security Council veto power.

Addressing SC members, Kerry blamed Assad’s government and Russia for US high crimes. America wants regime change in Syria no matter the enormous cost in human lives and vast destruction.

Kerry arrogantly and absurdly claimed the way “(to) restore credibility (is to) immediately ground all aircraft flying in (so-called) key areas (strategically important Aleppo mainly) to deescalate the situation and give a chance for humanitarian assistance to flow unimpeded.”

Fact: Kerry wants Syrians left defenseless in key parts of the country so US proxy death squads can operate unimpeded.

Fact: Winning the battle of Aleppo is key to defeating terrorism in Syria, essential to have any hope for liberation, why Kerry wants Syrian and Russian aerial operations halted there.

Fact: America and its terrorist foot soldiers bear full responsibility for blocking humanitarian aid. Syria wants it delivered to all its people in need. US policy calls for inflicting maximum pain and suffering on civilians in all its war theaters.

Kerry: Assad created “the greatest humanitarian catastrophe since WW II.”

Fact: Washington bears full responsibility for raping and destroying large parts of Syria, displacing half the population internally and externally, its imported terrorist death squads doing its dirty work along with Pentagon terror-bombing.

The death toll from last Saturday’s US attack on Syrian soldiers is now 83, 100 or more others injured. The world community remains disgracefully silent, failing to condemn willful, malicious mass murder.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Kerry of putting on “a (duplicitous) show,” accomplishing “nothing.”

The stakes in Syria are huge, affecting the entire region and beyond. I’ve explained before if it goes, Iran is next, longstanding US regime change implemented to replace the Islamic Republic with pro-Western puppet governance - Russia and China in America’s queue for regime change to follow.

It’s crucial for Moscow to go all-out to help its Syrian ally militarily. Endless diplomacy accomplishing nothing mocks the suffering of millions of its people deserving better.

A Final Comment

Syria is the world’s major flashpoint, an incendiary situation pitting America against Russia - both sides with irreconcilable differences, impossible to resolve because bipartisan neocons infesting Washington want confrontation, not mutually cooperative relations.

The end game is increasingly clear, the spark alone unknown. America is headed for war on Russia, the most disturbing prospect if Hillary succeeds Obama - militantly anti-Putin, anti-Russian sovereign independence.

No matter how forthrightly Moscow tries engaging  Washington cooperatively on Syria and other key geopolitical issues, it consistently fails to achieve anything positive because US policy is adversarial, heading, it appears, inexorably for war - unthinkable humanity threatening conflict between the world’s dominant nuclear powers.

When elephants fight, grass beneath them gets trampled.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

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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