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The United States and its allies continue to escalate their military aggression against Syria, behind the smokescreen of a proposed international peace conference scheduled for June in Geneva.

In official public discourse, the conference is seeking a political solution to end Syria's civil war, involving a negotiated settlement between the Ba'athist regime and the Islamist-dominated opposition forces that are funded and armed by the US, Turkey and the Gulf States.

Russia's foreign ministry has endorsed the conference and has persuaded the Syrian government, "in principle," to attend in the hope of shaping the outcome in its interests.

Based on the final communique of the United Nations-backed Action Group for Syria meeting in Switzerland in June 2012, the stated aim of "Geneva II" is to secure a ceasefire, paving the way for a transitional regime charged with ensuring a "democratic and pluralist" Syria in which the "people" will "determine the future of the country."

All of which is transparent nonsense.

Some leading representatives of the Syrian regime are being offered a place in a new political constellation that includes Islamist and other bourgeois opposition groups and which will be dictated and determined by Washington and its allies and to some extent by Moscow. The alternative to doing so -- as has been made abundantly clear -- is stepped up aggression up to and including direct military intervention.

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