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Preventing More Middle East Wars Tops All Priorities

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Media reports are scandalously one-sided. Assad's forces are accused of massacres committed by Western recruited death squads. Other accusations include summary executions, and sexually assaulting detainees.

In mid-June, ABC News claimed government forces sexually tortured men, women and children. Corroborating proof was obsent. Sources lacking credibility were cited. 

Gaddafi faced similar accusations. Charges levied were later proved false. It was too late to matter.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay made numerous false accusations. She lost all integrity. She sold out to imperial Washington for whatever benefits she gets. 

She turns a blind eye to Western slaughter. She points fingers the wrong way. So does UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Top Western and Arab League officials are no different. They spread lies.

They want blood. Before they're done they'll have ours unless stopped. The threat of global war is real. Weapons used may be horrific. They include nuclear, chemical and biological ones.

They've been used before. They'll be again in greater regional war.

The battle for Aleppo continues. Syria's SANA state media is repeatedly hacked and shut down. At issue is silencing truth. On July 27, it was operating. For how long isn't known.

One report said Syrian forces confronted insurgents in Aleppo, Daraa, Deir Ezzor, al-Qseir, and Homs. They inflicted heavy losses, dismantled explosive devices, and destroyed vehicles used to transport fighters and weapons.

On July 27, Ria Novosti headlined "Syrian Army Launches Anti-Opposition Operation in Aleppo," saying:

Army forces are "push(ing) to regain control of key territories across the country." Syrian television claims most  Aleppo areas are "returned to government control." Fighting, however, persists.

Qatar-controlled Al Jazeera earlier misreported that Assad fled Syria. On July 27, it said UNSMIS head General Robert Mood claims:

"Sooner or later, the regime will fall. The spiral of violence, the lack of proportion in the regime's reactions, its incapacity to protect the civilian population, mean that the regime's days are numbered...."

In June, an unnamed UNSMIS monitor accused him of spying. He "gather(ed) critical coordinates and visit(ed) military bases for his own purposes."

They were unrelated to violence-affected areas. Syrians believe he's spying. His comment was inappropriate. His mandate calls for observing and reporting impartially. Instead, he's a partisan. He supports Western interests. Doing so spurns millions of Syrians.

He's leaving. Senegalese Lt. General Babacar Gaye replaces him. His mandate runs 30 days. What follows isn't known. Half the original observer force left. Perhaps evacuating them all is planned.

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