"These attacks were carefully planned and coordinated."
"The Free Syrian Army rebels are in permanent liaison with NATO. The breaking of the cease-fire was deliberately broken by the Western military alliance."
At issue is wrongfully blaming breaches on Assad. It's happened repeatedly throughout the conflict. Blame game rules work that way. In lockstep, media scoundrels dutifully regurgitate state propaganda.
Expect Reuters ' October 27 report to circulate globally. It headlined "Syria bombards major cities, weakening truce: activists."
"Activists" is code deception for pro-Western elements. They say whatever Washington wants repeated for whatever benefits they derive.
Responding defensively to militant attacks draws spurious headlines like this one. Voice of Russia reported accurately headlining "Syrian opposition violates ceasefire," saying:
On day one of "a barely-observed truce," dozens died. State media blamed terrorists for continued fighting. Agreements require good faith on both sides.
Assad called for conflict resolution last year. Most Syrians support him. Peace isn't possible without a willing partner. Washington planned, directs, and controls everything.
It won't tolerate peace and stability. Doing so defeats its imperium. Expect no end of conflict ahead. Syria may be ravaged like Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan before it ends.
The entire region is threatened. How much more death and destruction will be tolerated before cooler heads say no more. Their vocal opposition and determination to end fighting is badly needed.
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