The calamitous fallout from today’s US airstrikes in Deir Ezzor, a blunder which killed at least 83 Syrian troops, continues to mount, as not only did it amount to a major US violation of the ceasefire, not only may it end up handing the entire oil-rich Deir Ezzor Province to ISIS, but it is also creating a major diplomatic blowup with Russia.
Russia responded to the bombing by calling an emergency UN Security Council meeting, leading US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power to publicly blow up, furiously slamming the meeting as “a magician’s trick” and “a stunt,” insisting the Syrian government is fully to blame for what’s happening in Syria, and the meeting is a “diversion from what is happening on the ground.”
Power continued to rave against Russia, insisting the Russians were trying to score “cheap points” by making so much of the US killing scores of Syrian soldiers who were defending the Deir Ezzor airport from ISIS, and saying that the only way forward was for Russia to stop criticizing the US and instead start demanding the Syrian government participate in the ceasefire. This was in spite of Syria’s government not being accused of a ceasefire violation here, and again, the US already having admitted to directly, albeit mistakenly, attacking and killing scores of Syrian troops on a Syrian military base.
While Power came out of the meeting looking like an absolute monster to most, she did succeed in derailing the meeting on US airstrikes bolstering ISIS, as her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, stormed out of the meeting, saying he has “never seen such American heavy-handedness” on the international stage. Churkin added that Russia continues to have serious concerns about the incident, and that he personally views the timing of the US attack as “suspicious.”
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I listened to this disgusting human being named Samantha Powers. The two problems for people like Powers are: alternative news thanks to the internet and you tube for when she spews propaganda and conjecture to divert attention from the war crimes committed by her boss, the thin man in the white house, most of us knows she is a lying snake. How the hell could these idiots hit a well known Syrian base? Easy, just replay Michael Morell’s interview with Charlie Rose. You get your answer. The problem however is what happens after.
United States has supported AlQaida now called ISIS all along . It started in 1999 in Kosovo we furnished the Air force for AlQaida in Kosovo Now we furnished the airforce for them again in Libya and Syria . Now we partnered with Russia to fight ISIS . But bombed the soldiers fighting ISIS instead . And Samantha Powers is mad at Russia .
US support of al-Qaida started in the 1980’s in Afghanistan. One only has to follow McCain’s travels abroad to see where US support for salafist terrorism was dispensed.
The United States is a Military regime and the Politicians are not in charge,
Her new ‘Joker’ look suits her.
Why does Jason Ditz continue to call this murderous action by the Obama regime a ‘blunder’? This flagrant violation of the ‘ceasefire’ brokered last week is designed to give a slap in the face to Secretary Lavrov and President Putin, and allow Obama’s ISIS forces to re-group and gain the upper hand in the USA/CIA regime change operation that has been organised and implemented since 2009 when Assad had refused to allow the Qatar/Istambul pipeline.
“Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.”
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Ditz is a dunce.
Because this is not an opinion piece.
Perhaps because it most likely was a complete f**k up, something the US military seem to do on a very regular basis.
BTW, that it was a f**k up doesn’t mean that the USG isn’t scheming for regime change in Syria but this would be far too blatant even for the worst hypocrites in Washington. Even then there are reports that the SAA have recovered the lost ground and no doubt killed a few more terrorists in the process.
Samantha Powers has achieved what I thought would be impossible by proving it is possible to be less competent than Hillary Clinton who would be well advised to drop her from her potential presidential team, but she won’t because she is so arrogant and stupid.
Yes of course, we are an Empire quite by accident
and all of our brutal imperialism is just a quark of fait.
Sorry it was a mistake. The usual line. How about the Russian and Syrian Air Force just wipe everyone off the face of Syria’s map and call it a mistake??
The U.S.A has been patient with Assad even as he gassed many of his own countries people even as he and the Russians bombed many hospitals the U.S has shown restraint now they showed the world and the Russians what our military hardware is capable of and there response is Nothing exactly what we thought.Don’t ever think you’re protected just because Russia is helping you kill off your own people we should’ve been doing this a long time ago could’ve ended this but better late than never.Iran Syria Hezbollah you’re on notice ask yourselves if we decided to launch our strikes on you’re propped up positions do you think Russia would defend you risking a war with a NUCLEAR SUPER POWER and NATO??? Do you actually think Russia would risk it’s nation and attack American soldiers our shoot one of it’s jets out of the sky for y’all??? America could easily conquer you’re weak Syrian regime unleash its allies in all you’re propped up positions and let the Sunnis take over you’re country.I have a feeling aid is going to start flowing and Russia will start cooperating with the USA on the joint task force strikes nothing like a small taste of good ole American firepower to get that cooperation flowing huh guys…Russia you’ve just been exposed you’re a paper tiger and the Eagle has landed….USA
Why is it our business if Syria gasses its own citizens? Sure, it’s bad but our ONLY response should be to cut economic and/or diplomatic ties with that nation until such time as they change their internal policies to those we approve of. Our disagreeing with Syria’s internal actions dos not constitute a blank check to attack that nation and overthrow its government.
What was that sage advice about avoiding entangling foreign alliances? Funny that a man of the 1700’s would be smarter than politicians of today.
As for Hezbollah, you might want to recall that organization was created to resist Israeli incursions into Lebanon, not to invade Israel. The only reason Hezbollah is a thorn in Israel’s side is because it is supported by Iran. Oh, and the fact that it is successfully preventing Israel from taking Lebanese land and gaining control of the water resources of the Litani River.
Why was it our business that Hitler was invading other countries killing off a whole race of people and was trying to take over the world people like you have no conscious you ask why is it our buisness to DEFEND a population that is being slaughtered by it’s own government we’re the USA we defend freedom anywhere in the world even in Syria.As for people like you Caesar Saladin you’re the guy who when Hitler was gassing millions of people would say but what buisness is it of ours…Disgusting…America has a history of defending people who are being slaughtered from the World War 2 days where we saved the Jewish people from extinction to the Baltics where we stopped a genocide to the sky’s over Syria where we’re trying to save a Muslim population from being slaughtered buy it’s own government but hey why am I wasting my time trying to explain what I’m sure you already know…USA
“Why was it our business that Hitler was invading other countries”
“we saved the Jewish people from extinction”
Try again. The US did its damnedest to avoid doing anything to save the Jews. It turned back ships of Jewish refugees. It refused to allocate bomber resources to destroying train tracks leading to the death camps. “Saving the Jews” was an after-the-fact propaganda justification, not a war objective.
Yup just like the after the fact propaganda that the Civil War was about freeing slaves.
Why do you produce the Washington Post narratives here? Have you forgotten what was said about Milosevic? Have you ever tried to understand why the US destroyed first Iraq and then Libya? You say Assad is a Killer. How many have the US killed in Iraq?
Since 2003, US foreign policy has directly and indirectly killed more people in the Middle East than Assad and Saddam combined. Two wrongs don’t make it right, never have, and never will.
The only thing that makes the US exceptional these days is its total disregard for human lives, and international law. According to international and US laws, all of the US presidents, chiefs of Staff and State dept heads of the last 15 years should be in jail at the Hague, or on death row in the States. All of their crimes are well documented, since they were committed in the open.
The US has no business and no legal grounds to bomb anywhere in Syria. Killings in the Middle East will stop when the US will stop kicking the bees’ nest.
Everything the US has done in the region, starting with the invasion of Iraq is illegal and morally wrong. How many more innocent victims will it take for you to realise that these deaths are the direct consequences of YOUR vote and YOUR failure to exercise your constitutional rights and hold your government accountable for its evil misdeeds.
If you call yourself a christian, you must understand what this part of responsibility means for your afterlife.
“Patience” is irrelevant — what happens in Syria is none of the US’s business, full stop.
And I guess what happens in Syria is Russia’s buisness huh Iran’s buisness huh? Why do y’all always leave those guys out the mix I guess they drop bombs full of lollipops and gumballs..We’re there to fight ISIS just like Russia a matter of national security…Youre a smart guy you should know that.
Russia was INVITED by Syria to help it fight the ISIS terrorists the US arms and supports. At the very least it’s legal. Do I need to remind you that ISIS are the very same terrorists that are now attacking Europe and the States?
ISIS, DAESH, Alqaeda all created and supported by the US. Get a grip my friend.
Hasbara Eagle has landed – don’t feed it.
Why does Ditz keep shilling for the Israeli-merikan axis of evil by calling this a “blunder”?
See the comments here too: They eviscerate this ruse:
Maybe you should read a history book – anyone’s history book.. Hitler declared war on the US. THAT’S why we went to war against Germany, not your mythical fairy tale of yankee nobility.
You’re also quite wrong about Assad “gassing his own people!” It was the Turks and The Saudis attempting to sucker Uncle Sam into yet another protracted, no-win war for their own benefit.
Besides the fact that we’re now in 2016 and the subject is the Middle East, it seems like the US has lost to the nazis.
I live in France, you don’t need to teach me the History of the country, I also know that the same terrorists the US, UK and French governments support and arm, have killed over 500 of my countrymen this year alone.
Sell it to someone else Tika cause I’m not buying it…If you like the communist so much move to Russia or China end up in a RE EDUCATION CAMP lemme know how that works out for you let them tell you what you can buy and how many kids you can have…
I’m not selling anything, Please make a trip to Guantanamo by yourself, we’ll come get you in 75 years or so.
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