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Russia Bombs Secret US/UK Base in Syria

By Stephen Lendman

US, NATO and regional rogue state operations in Syria flagrantly breach international law - waging war on a nonbelligerent country without Security Council authorization.

Russia alone among major powers operates legally, invited by Damascus to intervene in combatting terrorism.

America and rogue allies aid and abet what they claim to oppose - systematically raping and destroying Syria, massacring its people, displacing half the population internally or abroad.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria (in June) - a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces.” They were outside the facility when attacked, followed by a second one on a CIA-linked site.

Moscow hasn’t commented on the incident. Was it a shot across the bow, along with long-range Russian bombers back in action delivering punishing airstrikes, in response to America obstructing diplomatic conflict resolution?

It wants war, Assad toppled forcefully, and Syria transformed into another US vassal state, an agenda Moscow opposes, including Washington’s support for ISIS and other terrorist groups while feigning opposition.

Various rounds of US/Russian talks were futile. Whatever Americans agree to isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Breaches systematically follow.

According to Russia’s DC embassy spokesman, identified as a “Mr. Melnik,” his nation’s “only objective…is fighting terrorism.” Washington supports it. Conflict resolution remains unattainable.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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