The United States has been arming and training terrorist groups for a long time in Syria, including Aleppo. ISIS itself has received weapons and warnings from US sources ahead of time when the Assad government or the Russians are preparing an attack on them.
Recently, the US-backed rebels launched an attack against a Russian mobile hospital in an attempt to weaken the efforts to save Syrian lives. Earlier in the five and half year long war in Syria, rebels have used chemicals weapons against civilian populations, which the international community and the rebels themselves blamed on Assad.
Now, as the Syrian Army and its Russian allies prepare to liberate the last few hot spots in Aleppo from terrorist occupation, US-backed rebels have asked for a truce. This is typical of American foreign policy when it comes to failed proxy military compaigns. The United States have attempted to derail the liberation of Syria by asking Russia to sit at the negotiating table, while its rebels take a breather and gain ground again.
“The United States created and supports virtually all terrorist groups, using ISIS and likeminded ones as imperial foot soldiers,” explains Stephen J. Lendman. “All US wars were ones of choice. No country anywhere threatened America since Japan formally surrendered in August 1945,” he adds.
According to Barack Obama, however, the US has simply responded to conflict in an attempt to bring western democracy to violent regions of the world. “(W)e did not choose this fight, but once it came to us, the world saw the measure of our resolve,” Obama said recently during a speech. “The most solemn responsibility for any president is keeping the American people safe.” He claims that supporting terrorist groups and funding and arming local groups in Syria is part of America’s mission to keep terrorism at bay.
“(W)e have been able, during these eight years to protect our homeland, to strike crippling blows against terrorist networks, and fortify our friends and allies.” Obama lies. Terrorists have striken on America soil multiple times in 2016 alone.
“…I have…insisted that it is unwise and unsustainable to ask our military to build nations on the other side of the world…” Yet Obama failed to bring American troops home. Thousands of American soldiers and other military personel are stationed in dozens of bases around the world, from Europe to Asia to Latin America.
Now that western-backed terrorists are being smoked out of their holes, six western countries are calling on the UN to punish human rights violations and war crimes in Syria and to immediately declare a truce in Aleppo, where the army took over the Old City and already controls 80 percent of the rebel territory.
Where were these nations when their terrorists were killing civilians and bombing hospitals?
“There can be no impunity for those responsible,” the heads of state and government of the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Canada demanded in an unusually tough statement addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
A humanitarian catastrophe is taking place in Syria, with more than 200,000 civilians isolated from all kinds of aid in eastern Aleppo. Isolation is nothing. Over 350,000 people have been killed in Syria since the West launched their attack on Syria five and a half years ago.
“They are subjected daily to bombings and artillery attacks by the Syrian regime, which is supported by Russia and Iran,” say the leaders. Aleppo, Syria’s former economic capital, is one of the places most punished by the civil war that lasted almost six years. Aleppo has been the hiding place for US-backed terrorists. It is from Aleppo that they have launched attacks on hospitals and population centers.
The Army and its allied militias control the west of the city, and the rebels used to contro the east side. But now, the Syrian Army has taken large portions of the eastern part of the city as well. The so-called moderate rebels have fled like sewage rats.
The regime began an offensive in mid-November and since then, opponents have lost 80 percent of the territory they controled, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“We condemn the actions of the Syrian regime and its foreign support, especially Russia, for its obstruction of humanitarian aid, and we condemn attacks by the Syrian regime that have devastated civilian and medical facilities and use barrel and chemical bombs,” the letter says.
The joint statement adds that the opposition has accepted a UN plan for Aleppo and urges the government to do the same, while criticizing Moscow and Tehran in hard terms.
“The regime’s refusal to engage in a serious political process also underscores the unwillingness both of Russia and Iran to work towards a political solution despite stating otherwise,” the text said.
The resistance of the rebels in Aleppo is increasingly weakened by the advance of government troops, who in the last hours managed to take large areas of the Old City.
The rebels were forced to retreat because they were in danger of being surrounded. The rebel militias proposed a truce of five days to supposedly be able to remove wounded civilians from the city. When the humanitarian problem is solved, it will be possible to talk about the future of the city, they said in a statement. The same has been said before, but once Russia or Syria refuse to accept American conditions, the rebels begin attacking again.
Russia and the Syrian government affirmed that they will only accept a surrender by the rebels and that they will only accept a ceasefire when all the insurgents have left Aleppo.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov warned that all rebels remaining in Aleppo will be considered linked to the Al Qaeda branch in Syria.
“They were already offered a way out, that issue was discussed before,” Peskov said. “Unfortunately only a few left,” he added.