The Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Ankara ended in a trilateral summit with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. These state leaders’ joint statement reaffirms their determination to cooperate in the final defeating of the Islamic State (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front and other extremist groups. The critical importance of separating the abovementioned terrorist groups from armed opposition formations, who already joined the ceasefire or are going to do so, was highlighted.
The three state leaders especially emphasized that no action by any party should undermine the principles of territorial integrity and independence of Syria. They also rejected any attempts to create new realia under the pretext of combating terrorism and expressed their determination to counter separatist plans aimed at undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, as well as the national security of the neighboring countries. In doing so, the presidents called for the international community to provide increasing support for Syria, including shipping more humanitarian supplies, assisting in humanitarian demining, reconstructing the vital and socio-economic infrastructure and preserving the historical heritage.
But the West not only failed to heed these noble aspirations by the three countries aimed at the final resolution of the Syrian problem, but it also does everything possible to ensure that the Civil War continues, including using agents provocateurs and terrorists. All moral principles of mankind, decency and international law are left behind. The West plunged into basic lies and immorality, accurately following the testament of the infamous Joseph Goebbels: “The more monstrous a lie is, the more readily the crowd accepts it.” And thus the monstrous accusations against Russia and its President personally of using chemical weapons against the civilian population were taken up.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May spearheaded this line of action, thus giving a professional lesson to her lazy student Donald Trump who, in her opinion, had not been very active in “fighting for the Free World against the barbarians” lately. After the staged provocation campaign of the Skripal poisoning, it came to the house he lived in getting pulled down, and, according to the British officials, the question of pulling down the whole neighborhood or, possibly, the whole city of Salisbury is being considered, in order to increase the impact of this ordered provocation on the public. There used to be a city and now it is gone. As the old saying has it, the dementia is getting worse.
The Western press explains the British leadership’s hysteria quite accurately. After the Al-Rahman Legion terrorists executed 17 foreign mercenaries, mostly British, who tried to hamper the agreement on the “irreconcilables” with their families leaving for Idlib just before leaving Jobar for Idlib, London addressed Russia via Oman on the subject of liberating the prisoners. But after the Russian military replied that it had to be arranged with the Syrian leadership, the British plunged into hysteria.
And a new provocation happened in no time, this time in Syria, with the alleged poisonous gas bomb use by the Syrian army in the last terrorist stronghold, the city of Douma. To tell the truth, there was another version in the press, according to which the terrorists blew up the chlorine barrel in the crowd of civilians in agony of their total defeat.
At the same time, the Jaysh al-Islam militants started leaving the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta. The agreement, reached with an active Russian participation, provides a safe passage to the rebels and their family members, allowing them to leave Douma, in exchange for Jaysh al-Islam’s releasing the hundreds of its hostages and prisoners of war.
International experts who know a thing or two about common sense, are asking the reasonable question: why would either Syria or Russia use chemical weapons, if they voluntarily agreed to let the militants go? Moreover, the Damascus chemical weapons have been taken outside of the country, which was duly officially registered by the competent international authorities.
Apart from that, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement experts failed to find any signs of toxic chemicals use by the government armed forces in Douma, said TASS with reference to the organization representatives. The Red Crescent doctor Adnan Tbang emphasized that over the six years of his work in Syria, there was no proof of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic. “I worked for the Douma central hospital for seven years. There was a case in January this year, they brought in six patients with respiratory problems. The medical examination found no problem, no toxic substances. We gave them oxygen therapy and had no proof that they had been poisoned,” said Seif Aldin Hobia, another doctor.
In a normal democratic society that the US and the UK are imagining themselves to be without sufficient grounds, a thorough investigation of this new West-staged “chemical incident in Syria” would have been conducted, and only after that, in accordance with international law, the punishment would have been given out. But Donald Trump followed Theresa May’s lead and went hysterical, writing the following on Twitter: “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.” One cannot fail to pay attention to the fact that, for the first time, Donald Trump has strongly criticized the Russian President Vladimir Putin even before the investigation showed any results.
Poor, poor America, who did she trust with the rule and where will President Trump lead her? There is a human degradation not only of the US, but of the whole Western world as well.
Donald Trump, who decided to follow the crusaders and formed a team of “hawks” (the new National Security Advisor John R. Bolton, who has ties with the scandalous British firm Cambridge Analytica, the new tendentious Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the new CIA Director Gina Haspel, the first woman in history to have this post, whose sadist past is well-known) is now getting ready to start a war against Syria. One phone conversation with the French President Emmanuel Macron was enough for Paris to send 50 of its officers to Manbij on short notice as per the US President’s request. On April 2, the Al-Arabiya TV channel, quoting its local sources, reported that the US already has “auxiliary land force squads [300 men], including a great number of armored personnel carriers and heavy military equipment.” Experts noted that the US relies on its allies and it is no secret that the French presence is strong in several places in Syria, which is an attempt to restore the influence that Paris used to have in this country after the WWI, when Syria was controlled by France. The whole civilized world has a very good idea of how well the French can deal with conflicts. It was Paris that suggested annihilating the Libyan Jamahiriya as a sovereign state and the put-on-display brutal murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi.
That is your democratic France with her revolution principles!
It is very clear how right Vasily Nebenzya was in his speech at the UN Security Council, when he accused the Western countries of supporting the terrorists in Syria for the sake of overthrowing the Syrian government: “The terrorists and extremists, backed by outside sponsors, are being defeated in Syria. Let me remind you, those are the same terrorists and extremists that you equipped, financed and sent to that country in order to change its legitimate government. Now it is clear, why this defeat is reducing those who invested their political and material capital in these dark forces to hysteria.”
Viktor Mikhin, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, exclusively for the “New Eastern Outlook” online magazine.