Pentagon Conducts Third Illegal Attack on Syrian Arab Army in 8 Months – Corporate Media Serves As Their Apologists

by Scott Creighton

On Sept. 17th, 2016 – “ US, British, Danish and Australian forces carried out a well-planned (two to three days in the planning stages) and sustained (well over 30 minutes) attack on Syrian troops outside Deir ez-Zor which killed 62 Syrian soldiers and wounded another 100 or so. The Syrian forces at the time were engaged in a fight with “ISIS”, trying to keep them from an airport at that location. “ISIS” wanted the airport for resupply. After the Russians demanded the US-led coalition stop attacking Syrian forces, the US agreed and sat back and did nothing as “ISIS” took advantage of the incident and advanced on the airport” S.C.

On April 6th, 2017 – “While meeting with the president of China, the (Pentagon) launched an illegal and unauthorized attack on the Syrian military targeting the Ash Sha’irat airfield in Homs province, western Syria…. (Pentagon) had no authorization from congress to use military force against the Syrian government or it’s military… A week (earlier) the Secretary of State (the president and the Ambassador to the UN) said that the people of Syria would decide the fate of Assad (which signaled) our efforts to force regime change were over.” S.C.

On May 18th, 2017 – “Yesterday a small battalion size force (~2-300 men) of the regular Syrian army, Syrian National Defense Organization volunteers and Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF/PMU of the Kata’ib al-Imam Ali) marched on the road from the west towards al-Tanaf. They were about 23 kilometers away from the border station when they were attack by U.S. aircraft coming in low from Jordan. The U.S. jets directly fired at the convoy, allegedly after earlier giving some “warning shots”. At least one Syrian tank and several other vehicles were destroyed. Six Syrian government forces were reported killed and more were wounded.” Moon of Alabama

In each one of these cases, the Pentagon gave the authorization to attack the military of a sovereign nation absent any directive from the current/former president and they did so in a direct effort to aid either “moderate” rebels or “ISIS” which are fighting against the civilians and the government of Syria in an effort to force regime change.

In each one of these cases, the Pentagon did so in an effort to deliberately undermine international negotiations or existing peace deals between foreign governments and our State Department which were leading toward a deescalation of violence in the country.

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