U.S. Accuses Russia And Assad of Bombing Syrian Civilians For KicksChris Menahan
Sep. 26, 2016
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Citing a sad video she saw on the internet of a girl being pulled from rubble, Obama appointed US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power just accused Russia and Assad's government of bombing civilians and humanitarian convoys for kicks.
The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo.
"What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism, it is barbarism," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told the 15-member council.Power literally tried to use as an argument a sad video she saw on the internet of a small girl being pulled from some rubble after a bombing:
[The YouTuber who uploaded the video just pulled it for some reason, here's the full video with it starting at around the same time.]
Under Obama, the US's foreign policy is now being decided by a woman who watched a sad war video on the internet. As the video no doubt made her cry, she felt it appropriate to accuse Russia and Assad of war crimes before the UN.
Here's some more of her insane ranting:
Just a few days ago, the US bombed a Syrian Army outpost and helped ISIS overrun their position. In July, a US airstrike in Syria killed "at least 73 civilians," which The Guardian reported was "the deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants since the start of the bombing campaign."
Does Power care about those deaths? No, of course not. No one sent her a sad video of those people's kids suffering.
Russia and Assad are not just targeting civilians for kicks, they're trying to retake their nation back. It's the US's insane policy to support certain rebel terrorist groups while trying to undermine others which is incoherent and leading to such a prolonged conflict. Russia is simply supporting Assad to take Syria back. Lives will be lost in the process and sad things which will make people cry will happen. The goal is to prevent the nation from falling to ISIS which would lead to even more deaths -- or to put it in terms Power would understand -- more little girls crying in sad internet videos.
Of course, the US knows this, but they're supporting ISIS because as one Israeli think-tank said it's a "useful tool" in overthrowing Assad and eventually Iran.
A Sept. 9 ceasefire deal between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aimed at putting Syria's peace process back on track effectively collapsed on Monday when an aid convoy was bombed.Next meeting is Power going to accuse Putin of having white, cis male privilege?
Obama literally bombs ambulances and rescue crews as an explicit matter of policy with so-called "double tap" drone strikes in Pakistan. He also bombed a hospital in Afghanistan just late last year.
When the US bombs civilians, they try to deflect responsibility or say "mistakes were made" -- yet when Russia and Assad allegedly do it they say they're "targeting civilians" for extermination. What the hell type of way is this to conduct international relations?
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