By Stephen Lendman at Rense
Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved.
The same dirty game repeats. Independent states are targeted for regime change. All options are used. They include full-scale war, mass killing, and turning nations into charnel houses on the pretext of liberating them.
American-style freedom is slavery. Mainstream discourse doesn’t explain. It repeats long ago discredited notions about humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P). Protracted violence and bloodshed hardly reflect it.
Washington-led Western generated violence ravages Syria. On Sunday, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) declared ongoing conflict a civil war.
It’s not civil when mostly imported proxies are used. Most Syrians deplore violence and oppose internal and external groups committing it.
According to ICRC, Syria is involved in a “non-international armed conflict.” Previous statements said violence occurred only in certain hotspots. “Hostilities have spread to other areas of the country,” said ICRC.
“International humanitarian law applies to all areas where hostilities are taking place.” Continue reading
Russian President Vladimir Putin stresses his country’s stance on Syria, saying no body has the right to interfere in other countries and decide who rules.
“We believe that nobody has the right to decide for other nations who should be in power and who should not,” Putin told reporters after a G20 summit in the Mexican beach resort of Los Cabos.
“It is not changing the regime that is important, but that after changing the regime, which should be done constitutionally, violence is stopped and peace comes to the country,” he said.
Putin said all sides should sit down and work things out beforehand.
As he affirmed his country’s opposing to international interference in Syria, the Russian leader criticized what has been coming on in Libya following the interference by NATO air forces.
“Unlike in some North African countries where violence goes on even after regime change,” Putin said.
Putin’s forthright remarks came the day after he joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an “immediate” end to the Syria conflict.
“In order to stop the bloodshed in Syria, we call for an immediate cessation of all violence,” the two leaders said in a statement after meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit of the world’s leading economies.
Source: Al Manar