Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Stephen Lehman - Nothing Civil About War in Syria, Says Assad

As far as I can tell, Stephen Lendman holds virtually the same views as me and I have read a number of his books and they were all good. He is now friends with both Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson. KV

“We do not have a civil war, since a civil war is based on inter-confessional, ethnic, religious or other conflicts,” Assad explained, adding:
“We do not have this in Syria. You can go anywhere, particularly in government-controlled areas, and can see all the layers of Syrian society living peacefully alongside one another.”
“The war has taught us a very important lesson. Our diverse society has become much more united than it was before the war. We learned this lesson.”
Time and again throughout the war, I explained the same thing. Syria is Obama’s war, now Trump’s – naked aggression launched for regime change, continuing with no prospect in sight for resolution.
Washington wants another imperial trophy, a sovereign independent state replaced by pro-Western puppet rule, an Israeli rival eliminated, Iran isolated ahead of a similar scheme to topple its government.
That’s what imperialism is all about, diabolical viciousness for dominance by brute force, no nation more ruthless about it over a longer duration than America.
“Land of the free and home of the brave,” “America the beautiful,” its self-styled exceptionalism and indispensable state rubbish are cover for permanent wars of aggression, barbarous rampaging, rage for global dominance, indifference to virtually everything just societies hold dear.
America’s self-proclaimed “manifest destiny” was all about settlers from abroad alone enjoying the nation’s “spacious skies…amber waves of grain…and purple mountain majesties…from sea to shining sea.” 
Indigenous people had to go, mass slaughter the way, winning the west accomplished by eliminating them.
Hitler modeled his “final solution” on the American holocaust, genocide defined as destroying a nation or ethnic group by “tyrannicide, homicide, infanticide, etc.” – including its culture and heritage. 
It’s the American way. Wherever US forces show up, mass slaughter, vast destruction and human misery follow.
NATO was established to serve its interests first and foremost. Today it’s a killing machine, a force for pure evil, not good. 
Its existence threatens humanity’s survival, notably because of Washington’s aim to make it global force for colonizing planet earth, an agenda for endless wars and chaos, aiming for ruler-serf societies worldwide, wealth and powerful interests dominating all others.
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