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Russia on the Right Side of Syria's Liberating Struggle

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 19:10
Russia on the Right Side of Syria’s Liberating Struggle
by Stephen Lendman
Interviewed by The (UK) Sunday Times, Assad said Russia’s military role in Syria “rests on…morals and international law.” 
Its political and military officials respect Syrian sovereignty, saying “ ‘(t)his is your country. You know more.’ They never try to interfere because they don’t want anything from us. They don’t  ask (for) a puppet presiden(cy).”
They know if US-supported terrorism isn’t defeated in Syria, it’ll spread to Europe and Russia’s heartland. It’ll become a global problem.
“In the past, if I said anything, people would say the Syrian president is disconnected from reality. Now it’s different,” said Assad. 
“The West is becoming much weaker. They don’t have a leg to stand on explaining to people what’s going on.” 
“ISIS was smuggling oil and using Iraqi oilfields under American satellites and drones to make money, and the West was not saying anything. Whereas here, the Russians interfered and ISIS started to shrink in every sense of the word.”
Separately, Fars News said Turkey continues supplying terrorists in Syria with heavy weapons, munitions and other material support. Its military opened new border crossings in northern Idlib province and Aqayrabat village near Dana.
Terrorists are being trained in Turkey, then transported cross-border to combat government forces in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria.
Reports indicate al-Nusra council member/spokesman Mustafa Faraj defected after many of its field commanders were killed in battle, adversely affecting the group’s strength.
Its command structure was weakened and thousands of fighters were killed or wounded in Aleppo. The terrorist group admitted taking heavy casualties. 
Their latest offensive was foiled, their defeat likely if Russia resumes full-scale aerial operations in all parts of the city they hold.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Was Saturday's Reno, NV Trump Rally Incident a Foiled JFK Moment?

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 04:23
Was Saturday’s Reno, NV Trump Rally Incident a Foiled JFK Moment?
by Stephen Lendman
The incident involved a man named Austin Crites. Attending Saturday’s Reno rally, reports said he threatened Trump. 
Secret Service agents wrestled him to the ground, finding no gun on his possession. Trump was rushed off stage as a precautionary measure, returning later.
Crites was arrested, then released. Was he an assassin or a Hillary plant, wanting Trump’s rally disrupted like earlier ones - paid provocateurs involved?
Following the incident, Trump issued a statement via Twitter, saying “I would like to thank the United States Secret Service and the law enforcement resources in Reno and the state of Nevada for their fast and professional response.”
“I also want to thank the many thousands of people present for their unwavering and unbelievable support. Nothing will stop us - we will make America great again.”
An earlier article asked if a JFK, RFK, MLK Moment awaits him. If he emerges triumphant on Tuesday and diverges from Washington’s longstanding ruthless agenda, will he be eliminated and replaced?
Did Saturday’s apparent false alarm suggest a possible repeat incident coming? Did it warn him to play ball or next time an incident will be real?
Bipartisan gangsters running America behind the scenes let nothing interfere with their ruthless agenda. No one gets to be president or hold any other key elected or appointed office without being part of the dirty system - voluntarily or pressured to go along.
The lessons of JFK, RFK and MLK are never forgotten by duopoly power candidates seeking high office.
If Trump becomes America’s 45th president, rest assured he promised members of America’s deep state he’ll support their agenda.
Otherwise, maybe an unfortunate plane crash, other fatal accident, or mysterious incurable, fast-acting illness will make his tenure short-lived.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 
Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Russia and Syria Resume Aleppo Area Aerial Operations

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 04:14
Russia and Syria Resume Aleppo Area Aerial Operations 
by Stephen Lendman
AMN News reported Syrian military sources warning eastern Aleppo civilians to distance themselves as far as possible from terrorists infesting areas where they’re located - ahead of a “wide-scale offensive.”
They were urged to head for the nearest government checkpoint, if possible, Russia and Syria acting responsibly, wanting civilian casualties avoided - polar opposite how America and its rogue allies operate, considering them legitimate targets in their wars of aggression.
On Sunday, AMN News said Russian warplanes resumed airstrikes against terrorists “over the western outskirts of Aleppo,” targeting suburban Al-Assad, Al-Mansourah, Minyan and Rashideen 5.
Along with Syrian warplanes, they conducted operations “over the 1070 Al-Hamdaniyah Housing Project…”
Fars News issued a similar report, indicating western and southwestern Aleppo areas with terrorist concentrations were “bombed heavily…”
Syrian military sources reported “tens of terrorists” killed, including “senior commanders, their bases, vehicles and equipment sustaining “major damage…”
Beginning on October 18, Russia and Syria suspended airstrikes on eastern Aleppo for 19 days. If they resumed in suburban areas, targeting all parts of terrorist-held Aleppo may follow in short order.
Separately, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said “in recent months, we’ve delivered more than 100 tons of the most essential goods - food, medicine and other basic necessities - to Aleppo.” 
“All the inhabitants of Aleppo had equal access to these goods, with no restrictions to those from the western or eastern part of the city. The State Department within this period has not delivered one bread crumb to the Syrians, for whom it supposedly cares so much.”
“During this period of time, the United States has not even met the obligations it assumed under agreements (with) Russia. (Moscow) never received either maps, or positions, or any other information about any terrorist organizations in Syria: from the Islamic State to Al-Nusra.”
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Irresponsibly Accusing Putin of Wanting Western Elections Disrupted

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 02:37
Irresponsibly Accusing Putin of Wanting Western Elections Disrupted
by Stephen Lendman
Hillary disgracefully accused Russia of hacking DNC emails to distract attention from clear evidence showing she stole the Democrat party nomination by primary election rigging.
Her campaign manager Robby Mook irresponsibly called Trump a Putin “puppet” - because he’d rather normalize relations with Russia than go to war with a nuclear super-power, the greatest risk of a third Hillary and Bill Clinton co-presidency, she in the leading role this time.
The Wall Street Journal hyped the nonexistent threat of Putin wanting elections in America and other countries disrupted - citing unnamed US officials making preposterous claims, saying he seeks “(e)lectoral chaos in (the) West…to safeguard (his) hold on power…”
He’s overwhelmingly popular with an 80% + approval rating. If held today, he’d win an open, free and fair reelection without campaigning - his name on the ballot enough to assure it.
Russians want no one else leading them. No evidence suggests he’s interfering in the internal affairs of other countries in any way - unlike how America operates.
Yet the Journal, to its discredit, accused Russia of “rock(ing) the presidential campaign” by hacking, perhaps “peak(ing) on election day” - despite not a shred of evidence suggesting it.
Citing disreputable “White House officials and other experts” with a clear anti-Russia agenda, the Journal absurdly said “Russian meddling…may become more potent in Europe than in the US (by) courting political figures there…”
Russia seeks cooperative relations with all nations, the way all responsible governments operate - polar opposite how America intimidates, bullies and bribes other countries to support its imperial agenda, featuring endless wars of aggression and destabilizing activities to assert its authority.
According to the neocon Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Russia researcher Pasi Eronen, elections in Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe next year “have big geopolitical implications for Russia.”
So does America’s next week most of all. No credible evidence suggests Russia trying to influence outcomes anywhere, regardless of what parties and candidates it may favor privately.
Claiming otherwise is part of unjustifiable Putin bashing - solely because he champions respect for international law, favors peace, not war, multi-world polarity and inviolability of sovereign independence for all nations, free from dominance by others, the way America operates.
The Journal: “US and European observers have criticized previous elections under Mr. Putin as rigged and marred by obvious fraud…”
Fact: Independent international monitors judged Russian presidential and parliamentary elections open, free and fair - during his tenure as Russia’s president and prime minister.
The Journal: “Mr. Putin hopes to inoculate himself against such criticism by sowing so much chaos in US and European elections before then that Western leaders will be too preoccupied with domestic problems to spend much effort criticizing the Russian poll, one senior White House official said.”
“By hacking and dumping emails, Russia is trying ‘to denigrate the American electoral system, to make it look chaotic, make it look manipulable, make it look subject to intrusion, cheating and vulnerable so you can’t trust it…to make us look no better than the Russian electoral system,’ the official said.”
Fact: Utter rubbish! Typical US willful lying and deception, distracting attention from its endless high crimes, ones the Journal and other media scoundrels suppress, supporting America’s war on humanity instead of honorably denouncing it.
WikiLeaks’ dump of over 50,000 Hillary campaign emails came from one or more US intelligence sources, not Russia, as falsely claimed.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

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