Nazis accuse Russia of bombing Nazi-backed forces in Syria
Jordan Shilton, WSWS, Mar 2 2017
Faschingstein accused Russia Wednesday of targeting Nazi-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria in air strikes carried out a day earlier. Lt-Gen Townsend, Nazi commander in Syria and Iraq, stated at a press briefing that Russian planes targeted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters which enjoys Nazi support. Townsend noted that Russia immediately halted the strikes when they were informed by Pindostan. Nazi paratroopers with Arab forces advancing on Raqqa were just two miles away from the alleged location that was struck. The Russian defense ministry swiftly rejected Townsend’s allegations, declaring in a statement:
Not a single air strike on the regions specified by the Nazi side was conducted by Russian or Syrian air forces.
Whatever the truth of these latest claims, the potential for similar incidents to occur is only increasing. Trump is expected to unveil a vast escalation of Nazi military involvement in Syria and Iraq, including the possible creation of “safe zones” that would require significant military enforcement to maintain them. Townsend added at the press briefing that he had submitted recommendations to the Trump administration on how to combat Daesh, but refused to disclose them. The area in northern Syria where the alleged air strikes took place is increasingly crowded with aircraft and troops from countries with competing and often conflicting agendas. The location given by Townsend is close to al-Baab, which Turks seized from Daesh last month. On Wednesday, government forces and their allies, supported by Russian air strikes, advanced into Palmyra, which has been held by Daesh since December. Pro-government forces have also advanced from the south on the region controlled by the Kurds, resulting in fighting near al-Baab. As Gen Carlisle, chief of Nazi Air Combat Command, recently remarked:
As we continue to squeeze Daesh and continue to take more territory away from them, it becomes more complex.
The FSA, which has collaborated with the Turks in Syria, said Tuesday that it would attack government forces from its positions in al-Baab. The FSA also vowed to take on the SDF. The Turks and FSA are now encircled by government troops and SDF to the east, preventing them from making any advance on Raqqa as Turkey had pledged. The Nazi media and political establishment are continuing to seek to exploit the reports of atrocities committed by Assad’s forces to step up pressure for his removal. On Tuesday, Faschingstein and Moscow clashed over an UNSCR proposing a new round of sanctions against Damascus over its use of chlorine gas bombs during the Aleppo offensive. Russia was joined by China in vetoing the resolution, which was proposed by Britain and France, and endorsed by the United States. Nazi bitch Haley commented:
It is a sad day on the SC when members start making excuses for other member states killing their own people, the world is definitely a more dangerous place.
Haley’s pose as a moral guardian of world peace is nauseating. As the SC met, Iraqi forces continued to wage their brutal assault on the city of Mosul with Nazi air and artillery support. The offensive to take back western Mosul from Daesh has left upwards of 750,000 civilians stranded in the city with virtually no escape routes. Iraqi and Nazi coalition airstrikes have killed an unknown number of civilians, with even the UN acknowledging that more than half of the deaths in Mosul have been non-combatants. Reports from aid organizations have accused the Iraqi forces, many of whom are Nazi-trained, of human rights abuses and war crimes, including summary executions of villagers. Nazi imperialism, which has waged virtually uninterrupted war in the Middle East over the past quarter-century, bears responsibility for death and destruction on a vast scale. The estimated death toll from the illegal war in Iraq in 2003 has been put at 1,000,000, while the 2011 air war in Libya to topple the Gaddafi regime killed tens of thousands and destabilized the country, enabling Islamic extremist groups to flourish.
UN & OPCW stated in a report released Wednesday that both sides in the Syrian conflict have committed war crimes. It accused the government of deliberately targeting a UN aid convoy in Aleppo last September, beginning by dropping barrel bombs, before rockets were fired from aircraft. The Syrian air force then reportedly opened machine gun fire on the survivors. The attack killed 14 aid workers. This finding is in contrast to a previous UN inquiry in December, which said that it was not possible to attribute blame in the attack. The Assad regime has persistently denied its involvement, placing responsibility instead on the Nazi rebels. UN investigators said they were able to place responsibility on the Syrian government after viewing satellite images of the area. The report also alleged that the Russian and Syrian bombardment of Aleppo, which included the use of unguided munitions, killed 300 people in the first four days of last September’s offensive, including 96 children. It accused Russian aircraft of joining the Syrian air force in attacking hospitals, water distribution centers and other facilities, but lacked the evidence to accuse Russia of being involved in any of the war crimes described in the report. The investigation also criticized Nazi rebels for their indiscriminate shelling of residential areas of western Aleppo, resulting in dozens of casualties. Nazi rebels also blocked attempts by civilians in areas under their control to flee the fighting, using them as human shields against government attacks. Nazi rebel groups favored supporters during the distribution of food and other aid supplies, and launched an attack on a Kurdish residential area of Sheikh Maqsoud, both acts described by the UN as war crimes.