By Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org) Mon., April 16, 2018
The geopolitical record of both countries is clear. The Russian Federation never attacked another country.
America wages permanent wars of aggression, targeting all sovereign independent states, wanting them replaced by pro-Western puppet rule. Countless millions of corpses, other casualties, and vast destruction attest to US ruthlessness.
America is the greatest human rights abuser on a global scale in world history, an out-of-control hegemon seeking unchallenged dominance, ignoring rule of law principles, no matter the human toll, treating its most vulnerable citizens inhumanely, a nation heading toward full-blown tyranny, threatening humanity’s survival.
As OPCW inspectors begin their work in Douma, Russia’s office at the organization accused Washington of trying to “undermine (its) authority…to probe the alleged (CW incident) before the mission even arrived in the city,” adding:
“Russia reiterates its adherence to provide the mission’s security and won’t interfere with its work.”
US envoy to the OPCW Kenneth Ward lied, saying Moscow “may have tampered” with the Douma site, urging the organization to condemn Syria’s (nonexistent) “reign of chemical terror.”
If OPCW inspectors find no evidence of a Douma CW incident, as falsely claimed by Washington, Britain, and France, it’s clear what’s coming.
Russia will be falsely accused of destroying evidence. The official falsified narrative will remain unchanged, perhaps another false flag CW incident staged elsewhere in Syria for emphasis.
Following overnight Friday US-led aggression on Syrian sites, Vladimir Putin said the following:
The attack was “(a)n act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism…committed without a mandate from the UN Security Council and in violation of the UN Charter and norms and principles of international law.”
“(T)he US used as a pretext a staged chemical attack against civilians…in Douma.
“…Russian military experts (visiting the alleged site) did not find any traces of chlorine or any other toxic agent. Not a single local resident was able to confirm that a chemical attack had actually taken place.”
The OPCW “dispatched its experts to Syria in order to investigate all the circumstances. (I)n a sign of cynical disdain, (America, Britain and France launched) military action without waiting for the results of the investigation.”
“Russia condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against Syria, where Russian military personnel are assisting the legitimate government in its counterterrorism efforts.”
Much more than strong condemnation is needed to challenge US-led imperial ruthlessness in Syria and everywhere else. Russia has yet to show its willing to do anything more than continue pursuing worthless diplomacy with rogue state America.
US administrations haven’t negotiated cooperatively and equitably with Russia on key geopolitical issues since the Reagan/Gorbachev era. Washington demands all nations bend to its will, wanting all sovereign independent ones eliminated – Russia and China its key targets.
Is eventual nuclear war inevitable? Will US hubris and arrogance doom us all?