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Permanent War: Official US Policy

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"I'm referring to the utter lies and mendacity of our masters and our own public opinion....in response to the slaughter, a vicious pantomime more worthy of Swiftian satire than Tolstoy or Shakespeare."

Fisk adds that while Washington rhetoric preaches democracy, it's allied with the region's most brutal despots. The "big truth," he says, is that US leaders don't give a damn about "human rights or the right to life or the death of Syrian babies."

On July 24, Patrick Seale headlined "The Destruction of Syria," saying:

"Once one of the most solid states in the Middle East and a key pivot of the regional power structure, Syria is now facing wholesale destruction." 

"The consequences of the unfolding drama are likely to be disastrous for Syria's territorial integrity, for the well-being of its population, for regional peace, and for the interests of external powers deeply involved in the crisis."

The entire region may become embroiled in conflict, he adds. What's ongoing now isn't new. Throughout Assad's tenure and earlier, Washington and Israel conspired "to bring down the so-called 'resistance axis' of Tehran-Damascus-Hizbollah...."

It dares challenge US/Israeli regional dominance. "There can be no military solution to the Syria crisis," Seale stresses. The longer fighting persists, the greater the chance for regional conflict and beyond.

Hegemons should be careful what they wish for. It may bring consequences far outweighing benefits achieved. At the same time, humanity always ends up losing. It has no say about imperial adventurism.

Fighting rages in Aleppo. On July 29, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined "Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Hama," saying:

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