Damascus and Moscow Slam Escalated US Aggression in Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
On Thursday, Biden regime terror-bombing strikes in Syria showed his contempt for the rule of law and unbending hostility toward Damascus and Tehran.
It also showed the illusion of his diplomatic outreach to Iran, an act of rhetorical head-fake deception with no policy action follow-through.
On Thursday, Blinken's spokesman Price pretended otherwise, saying:
"(O)ur approach recognizes that maximum pressure accompanied by the lack of diplomatic engagement got us to where we are."
"That is why we are embarking on a different path, one that prioritizes real, principled, clear-eyed diplomacy (sic)."
Actions are polar opposite, indicating more of the same ahead.
Falsely blaming Iran for strikes on US bases and Baghdad's Green Zone it had nothing to do with, followed by sending a message to Tehran by terror-bombing Syria, shows no change in maximum failure policy toward the Islamic Republic.
So does refusal to return to JCPOA compliance and lift illegally imposed sanctions.
Endless US war on Iran by other means continues under Biden.
Ignore rhetoric by regime officials. Follow their actions.
They show continuation of Trump's anti-Iran agenda instead of going another way.
Biden officials also relentlessly push the phony threat of Iran advancing toward developing and producing nukes — knowing reality is polar opposite.
Where the Islamic Republic hasn't gone for over 42 years, it shows no intention of moving toward now.
Yet the Big Lie otherwise persists in Washington, other Western capitals and Tel Aviv.
It refuses to die because Big Lies keep it alive.
In response to Biden's escalated aggression, Syria's Foreign Ministry said the following:
"In a flagrant violation of the rules of international law and Charter of the United Nations, the US warplanes on Thursday, February 25, 2021, launched a cowardly aggression by bombing some areas in Deir Ezzor province near the Syrian-Iraqi borders," adding:
It sent a message to Damascus and Tehran that Biden intends continuation of endless aggression in Syria that aims to gain another US client state along with seeking to isolate Iran regionally.
It shows no change in US hostility toward the Islamic Republic, no intention to engage with its officials diplomatically according to the rule of law, no change in longstanding US regional imperial aims.
They're all about dominating the Middle East, partitioning targeted countries for easier control, plundering their resources, and exploiting their people.
US ruling authorities aim to achieve their objectives through endless wars by hot and other means — even though they haven't succeeded and won't likely ahead.
It's futile for Iran to believe that Biden will diverge from Trump's hardline agenda.
Since taking office, he's followed Trump's toughness and escalated aggression, showing more of the same is highly likely.
Syria's Foreign Ministry also slammed endless Israeli aggression, its undeclared war on the country with no end of it in prospect, so-called "international forces" in the country pursuing the same agenda, and high crimes by ISIS and other terrorists the West and Jewish state support.
The Syrian Arab Republic affirms its determination to defeat illegal occupation, eliminate the scourge of terrorism, and liberate "every inch" of its territory.
Moscow criticized Biden's aggression, a Foreign Ministry statement saying:
"We strongly condemn such actions and call for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity to be unconditionally respected."
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "(w)e are closely monitoring the situation on the ground."
"We are in permanent contact with Syrian colleagues."
Russia's presidential envoy to Syria said the Biden regime has yet to cooperate with Russia on issues relating to Syria or Iran.
Sergey Lavrov said Russia was only notified of US airstrikes four to five minutes in advance, a useless, offensive heads-up, adding the following:
"We have recently heard different information from different sources."
"While we cannot confirm this, we want to ask the Americans directly."
"Reportedly, they could be making a decision to never leave Syria at all, eventually leading to the destruction of the country as a whole."
There's no ambiguity about US aims. Wars by hot and other means continue endlessly, no resolution in prospect anywhere.
Permanent occupation of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and numerous other countries is planned.
Regime change targets all nations free from US control, wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing their sovereign independence.
US rage for unchallenged dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations makes unthinkable global war possible.
Going another way with Iran and other independent nations was never Washington's intention and surely isn't now.
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