Amid mounting public threats that the US is preparing an escalation of its military intervention in Syria, the New York Times Thursday published a lead editorial branding Russia as an “outlaw state.”
This ratcheting up of rhetoric that has grown increasingly hysterical in regard to Russia is a response to the debacle suffered by US imperialism in its over five-year-long proxy war for regime change in Syria. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air power, appear to be on the brink of retaking all of the eastern portion of Aleppo, the last major bastion of the US-backed “rebels,” composed principally of Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist militias.
Secretary of State John Kerry issued an ultimatum to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Wednesday: either Russia grounds both its own and the Syrian government’s warplanes, or Washington will break off all negotiations with Moscow on Syria.
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This is ludicrous. Syria invited Russia to help it fend off illegal attacks by the US and its minions. What's "outlaw" about that?
USA is the outlaw state. Russia is the lawful state.
We are mired in our own hubris and are allowing ourselves to be needlessly dragged into a major war which can and will benefit no one except Israel.
I'm starting to think we deserve the chaos we're about to get.