No, really, the very last. I’ll admit to being a bit obsessed about Aleppo the last few weeks, but with good reason. That beleaguered city – now liberated from the rebel insurgency – stands as a reminder of all that’s been wrong with Washington’s hawkish meddling in the Middle East for the past several years.
Finian Cunningham shares his opinion on the whole fiasco in “Bitter in Aleppo Defeat, US and EU Seek to Further Demonize Russia.” Although the site that published this article (Strategic-Culture.org) seems far too supportive of Russia and other non-Western regimes in its commentary, this particular analysis certainly rings true ~
Instead of celebrating with the people of Syria over the liberation of Aleppo from terrorists; instead of sending massive humanitarian aid to the tens of thousands of civilians freed after being held under siege for four years by terrorist gangs; instead of commending Russia for its decisive role in restoring peace to Syria’s second biggest city, the US and European Union turn reality on its head and further demonize Moscow.
The perverse behavior by Washington and its European satraps is simply a case of sour grapes. Very sour grapes.
They have been proven spectacularly wrong about Syria. The liberation of Aleppo this week exposes the Western governments and media in their unrelenting falsehoods and systematic complicity in the Syrian war. This was never a pro-democracy uprising. It was a Western-backed criminal regime-change operation that was unleashed in March 2011, and which is now staring at ignominious defeat.
The blood of up to half a million people and many more maimed is on the hands of American and European governments.
OK, that last part’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there’s no question we kicked a hornet’s next over there.
It is no coincidence that Barack Obama this week invoked his putative presidential authority to double down on US intelligence claims that Russia hacked into the American elections to get Donald Trump into the White House. The stakes were raised to new unwieldy heights with White House claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally sanctioned the alleged hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails. And Obama is now recklessly warning that his country will respond with cyber-warfare “at a place and time of our choosing”.
Funny, Barack and Vlad seemed to be the best of pals a few years back…
[And don’t you find it odd that he and his minions didn’t seem to care when Hillary was selling off our uranium supply to the Russians?]
As for the president’s feeble threats ~
(W)here is the evidence either from Obama on alleged Russian cyberattacks to subvert the American presidential election or from the EU on alleged Russian (and Syrian) atrocities in Aleppo. There is, glaringly, no evidence. Yet on the back of breathless assertions, Washington is threatening to “retaliate,” and European leaders are slapping more damaging sanctions on Russia. This is an insane policy of unjustified aggression […]
… respected former US intelligence experts have cogently argued that Washington’s claims of Russian hacking are completely spurious.
As for the American and European claims about “massacres” in Aleppo, amplified by the dutiful mainstream media all week, there is neither evidence nor testimonies from the tens of thousands of civilians pouring out of the former terror enclaves. The reckless claims are merely propaganda rumors put out by terrorist apologists and recycled by Western media.
Perversely unreported in the Western media are the real stories of civilians having lived under horror imposed by the Western-backed so-called “rebels.” Largely unreported by the Western media is the dominant mood of celebration and relief among civilians for having been liberated by the combined efforts of the Syrian army and its Russian, Iranian and Lebanese allies.
Notice how all the hot air has suddenly gone out of the sensational reporting on Syria? The real facts don’t support the myths the media has been peddling (so they just ignore the whole story and move on) ~
Where are the “moderate rebels” now that the veil of secrecy has finally been lifted from eastern Aleppo? Where are the so-called neutral rescuers belonging to the White Helmets, who only a few weeks ago Western media were championing for a Nobel peace prize? They are all piling on to the same buses with the jihadi terrorists to be evacuated to nearby Idlib city as part of a surrender deal.
In other words, the West has been all along backing terrorists, and now their terrorist proxies are seen by the whole world as being routed from Aleppo after four years of holding the eastern side of the city hostage.
Read the rest of Cunningham’s article HERE.
Sadly, as interest in Aleppo fades due to lack of lurid mainstream media coverage, the truth may never get out. Instead, the false narrative of the Islamists will remain embedded in the minds of many, which perversely advances their nefarious agenda – on the bodies of thousands of their fellow Syrians.
Obama’s Blaming Everybody Else For Russian Aggression. He Should Buy A Mirror. ~ Ben Shapiro reminds us of the president’s fickle friendship with Putin
Added ~ Just came across this in the wake of the latest Syrian debacle (from Dec. 20, 2016), interesting ~ Egyptian police arrest five people for using children to stage fake ‘Aleppo’ footage