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High Stakes in Syria

Washington is ravaging another country with more wars planned elsewhere.

by Stephen Lendman

The region's fate hangs in the balance. Perhaps much more. The potential ugly reality is chilling.

Make no mistake. Washington orchestrated months of bloodbath. Obama officials bear full responsibility. They were last year against Libya. They are currently as violence wracks the country.

The battle for Aleppo now rages. Syrian forces are going all out to free the city from Western sponsored death squads. They're battling thousands of hired killers. 

They're in neighborhoods. They use human shields. They target pro-Assad loyalists. They murder them. Washington's strategy dictates it. Wrongfully blaming Assad advances the ball closer to war.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has much to answer for. She's playing a pro-Western role. She issued several scathing reports. They pointed fingers the wrong way. 

On July 27, she expressed "deep alarm" for what's happening to civilians. She blamed Assad for ongoing violence, saying:

"The Government has the prime responsibility to protect civilians from all forms of violence."

She addressed Damascus and Aleppo fighting, saying:

"I have been receiving as yet unconfirmed reports of atrocities, including extra-judicial killings and shooting of civilians by snipers, that took place during the recent fighting in various suburbs of Damascus, and it goes without saying that the increasing use of heavy weapons, tanks, attack helicopters and - reportedly - even jet fighters in urban areas has already caused many civilian casualties and is putting many more at grave risk."

"All this, taken along with the reported build-up of forces in and around Aleppo, bodes ill for the people of that city."

"Such attacks are also continuing in other major towns such as Homs and Deir-ez-Zur." 

"Already the consequences for civilians have been devastating, with many thousands killed and injured and between 1 and 1.5 million now reported to have fled their homes."

She took direct aim at Assad saying:

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I would just like to point out that during the... by Abdullahi Edward Tomasiewicz on Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 4:59:59 AM
for telling us the truth.... by Archie on Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:37:10 PM
Mr Lendman continues to defend the murderous, mafi... by James Carlisle on Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 4:33:40 PM
However, I have two conserns. First af all, the id... by Andrey Gerasimenko on Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 at 6:30:41 PM