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Washington Plays Hardball with Russia on Syria

Heading for war on Syria.

by Stephen Lendman

If words could kill, America and Russia might be at war. Hopefully it won't come to that. Given America's rage to fight, even the unthinkable is possible.

Russia and China represent Washington's final frontier. Building up around their borders and encircling both countries with US bases makes anything ahead possible.

Prioritizing peace isn't America's long suit. Unchallenged global dominance assures war. One country after another is ravaged. Multiple direct and proxy wars remain ongoing. Flashpoints easily shift from one region to another or target several at the same time.

Currently, the Middle East is ground zero. Longstanding US plans want Syrian and Iranian governments replaced by pro-Western ones. Russia opposes US imperialism for good reason. Recent exchanges between both sides show strain.

On October 12, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland addressed Turkey's anti-Russian/Syrian provocation. Fighter jets forced a Moscow inbound Syrian airliner to land in Ankara. "We have no doubt (about) serious military equipment" being shipped, she claimed. She lied.

In less than so many words, she accused Russia of aiding and abetting Washington's enemy. AP said Obama officials "Friday accused Russia of pursuing a 'morally bankrupt' policy in Syria."

Nuland added:

"Everybody else on the Security Council is doing what it can unilaterally to ensure that the Assad regime is not getting support from the outside."

"No responsible country (should help) the Assad regime and particularly those with responsibilities for global peace and security as UN Security Council members."

Washington, of course, planned and initiated conflict. Stopping it is as simple as withdrawing support, halting Turkey's involvement, telling Saudi Arabia and Qatar to back off, informing other regional and Western states the same way, and calling off its dogs.

Russian nationals were on board the inbound flight. Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lied or didn't tell all, saying, "We received information that the plane's cargo did not comply with rules of civil aviation."

Syria justifiably accused Turkey of "air piracy." Its Foreign Ministry said "the hostile Turkish behavior is additional evidence of the aggressive policy adopted by Erdogan's government, taking into account the training and harbouring of gunmen and facilitating their infiltration through its borders and bombing Syrian territories."

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