PressTV: ‘US seeks to target Syrian govt.’ by Finian Cunningham

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This US Navy photo shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it launches a Tomahawk cruise missile in the Persian Gulf, September 23, 2014.

This US Navy photo shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it launches a Tomahawk cruise missile in the Persian Gulf, September 23, 2014.

Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:10AM GMT

The covert war on Syria has now finally exploded into the open, with US warplanes launching a blitzkrieg on the Arab country over night.

Washington and its allies have now crossed a dangerous Rubicon, setting the stage for an all-out war on Syria under the guise of “defeating extremism.”

The absurd contradictions and deceptions of this latest US-led war in the Middle East should be brazenly obvious for anyone not brainwashed by Western “news” propaganda. The extremists that Washington is supposedly hunting now down are the progeny of American covert war in Syria that the Syrian government has been battling against…

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    NATO Airstrikes Target Grain Silos In Syria – Defeating ISIS By Starving Syrians?

    TOPICS:Brandon TurbevilleISISNATOSyria
    SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

    Humanitarian Aid – Anthony Freda Art
    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    As the United States continues its shrouded assault on the Syrian government, new targets for the U.S. airstrikes have emerged. This time, it is not oil refineries, but grain silos.

    In an airstrike campaign that took place Sunday night, “coalition” aircraft struck “mills and grain storage facilities in Manbij,” a town in Northern Syria which was controlled by Western-backed death squads.

    Manbij is located slightly northeast of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria which is itself the scene of fierce fighting between the NATO-directed ISIS forces and the Syrian government. The SAA began focusing on Aleppo intently in the last few months.

    The attack on grain facilities by NATO/GCC forces is yet one more example of how the bombing of Syria is not aimed at destroying the West’s ISIS proxy army but at crippling and destroying the Assad government.

    Just like the bombing of Syrian oil refineries, the effect of bombing Syrian grain silos is to prevent the Assad regime from retaking much needed resources to provide for its citizens or its military after long fought battles with ISIS.

    The elimination of the grain silos would, of course, do nothing to stop ISIS but it will go quite some distance in adding to the burdens of an already oppressed and hungry people barely surviving under the rule of the so-called “moderate rebels” also known as ISIS.

    Interestingly enough, when Bashar al-Assad’s forces have blockaded ISIS controlled areas in the past, no matter how lenient the blockade may have been in terms of food shipments, the West has responded with claims that he was “starving his own people.” Yet, when death squads banned food and baby products from being shipped in to areas that they themselves controlled, the West ignored and silenced the reports. When the West directly bombs food storage, it is presented as bombing for democracy and freeing the people from ISIS.

    Unsurprisingly, no death squad fighters were killed in the attack on the Manbij grain stores, only civilians. Even death squad supporter Rami Abdulrahman, the director of the propaganda outfit called Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, was forced to admit the results of the U.S. bombing only produced civilian casualties.

    ‘These were the workers at the silos. They provide food for the people.’ The airstrikes ‘destroyed the food that was stored there,’ said Abdulrahman.

    The United States military, typically, refused to acknowledge the fact that any civilians were killed.

    While any unintentional killing of Syrian civilians by the Assad government was presented to American audiences as premeditated slaughter against innocent people, American airstrikes continue to be presented as manna from heaven, designed to rid the world of Islamic terror and brutal dictators at the same time.

    Of course, in the twilight zone of American media, the truth is that the United States has created, funded, armed, and directed the Islamic terror for decades and that the “brutal dictator” is actually fighting for the survival of Syria. Little details like facts and reality, however, have never gotten in the way of Western media outlets.

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  2. Bron:

    U.S. airstrikes on ISIS ‘killed Syrian civilians after mistaking grain silo for jihadist base’
    British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, gather information from sources in Syria
    They say missile set grain silo ablaze in ISIS town of Manbij, northern Syria
    Claim two civilians killed including ‘workers who provide food for people’
    IS fighters ‘also died in a strike on a building on the town’s outskirts’
    US says there is ‘no evidence’ any civilians were killed in the strike
    Group count at least 19 civilians killed so far in coalition airstrikes
    US-led coalition has been targeting ISIS-controlled towns in Syria since last week
    PUBLISHED: 16:08 GMT, 29 September 2014 | UPDATED: 06:34 GMT, 30 September 2014

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    The group says at least 19 civilians have been killed so far in coalition airstrikes.
    The US military said tonight that an American air strike overnight had targeted Islamic State vehicles in a staging area adjacent to a grain storage facility near Manbij, and added it had no evidence so far of civilian casualties.
    ‘We are aware of media reports alleging civilian casualties, but have no evidence to corroborate these claims,’ said Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman at the US military’s Central Command. He promised that the military would look into the report further, saying it took such matters seriously.
    The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a week with the help of Arab allies, and hitting targets in neighbouring Iraq since last month. European countries have joined the campaign in Iraq but not in Syria.

    The US said the facility targeted was used by the Islamic State as a logistics hub and vehicle staging area.
    Manbij sits between Aleppo city in the west and the town of Kobani on the northern border with Turkey, which Islamic State has been trying to capture from Kurdish forces, forcing tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds to flee over the frontier.
    On Sunday, Human Rights Watch said that it had confirmed the deaths of at least seven civilians – two women and five children – from apparent U.S. missile strikes on September 23 in the village of Kafr Derian in Idlib province.
    The New York-based group said two men were also killed in the strikes, but that they may have been militants, basing its conclusions on conversations with three local residents.
    ‘The US and its allies in Syria should be taking all feasible precautions to avoid harming civilians,’ said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

    ‘The U.S. government should investigate possible unlawful strikes that killed civilians, publicly report on them, and commit to appropriate redress measures in case of wrongdoing.’
    Syria’s army also carried out air raids in Aleppo province overnight, targeting areas east of Aleppo city with barrel bombs and other projectiles, the Observatory said.
    The army also carried out air strikes in Hama in western Syria.

    Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have been battling Islamist fighters around Aleppo, which is held by a number of groups in Syria’s war.
    In eastern Syria, US-led forces bombed a gas plant controlled by the Islamic State outside Deir al-Zor city, wounding several of the militant group’s fighters, the Observatory said.
    The US has said it wants strikes to target oil facilities held by Islamic State to try to stem a source of revenues for the group.
    The raid hit Kuniko gas plant, which feeds a power station in Homs that provides several provinces with electricity and powers oil field generators, the Observatory said.

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