by Tony Cartalucci
June 10, 2012 – In his most recent statement, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated that Russia opposes any attempt to intervene or level sanctions against Syria. He also exposed the West’s role in purposefully perpetuating violence in order to sabotage peace efforts and create a pretense for NATO-enforced regime change. He warned, “the way the Syrian crisis is resolved will play an important role in the world tomorrow; whether the world will be based on the UN charter, or a place where might makes right.” This after US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice declared the West was prepared to “take actions outside of the Annan plan and the authority of this [UN security] council,” to implement regime change in Syria.
Lavrov’s sentiments were echoed by China, Iran, and South America’s ALBA nations, whose collective populations equate to over 1.5 billion people.
Video: Russia’s stance reflects a growing global consensus of independent journalists and geopolitical analysts who have meticulously and objectively documented a timeline of what is certainly a premeditated destabilization of Syria by the West. Professor Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research gives perhaps the most comprehensive back-story on Syria’s conflict to-date.
Lavrov made his statements during a conference held yesterday, focusing on evidence contradicting the politically motivated coverage of Syria’s conflict by the Western media – the latest example of which was in fact the West’s coverage of Lavrov’s comments themselves. Western papers declared different variations of, “Russia supports departure of Assad,” in sensational headlines that purposefully took Lavrov’s statements out of context.
Conversely, and more accurately, RT reported, “Annan plan ‘only chance for peace’ but stalled by intervention supporters – Lavrov.” For those who actually watched Lavrov’s conference live, this was the overall message – with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stepping down if, and only if, unconditional negotiations began, and both sides could come to an agreement independent of foreign influence. But as Lavrov illustrated, the Syrian “opposition” is entirely propped up by the West and its Gulf State allies.
West’s “Houla Impetus” Unraveling, Major German Paper Implicates Rebels, not Regime
Of course, the US’ pretext for making such bold statements has been the recent “Houla Massacre,” pinned on the Syrian government even before UN monitors arrived on the scene. Similarly, Western media has been reporting “activist” hearsay regarding a string of additional “massacres,” none of which have been confirmed in an attempt to generate general hysteria and support for a broader intervention.
In a recent development, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) paper has reported (Google English translation here) that evidence indicates rebels, not pro-government militias, were responsible for the violence at Houla, and that many of the victims were in fact supporters of the Syrian government. Covered by John Rosenthal in the National Review Online, his article warns of “rebel atrocities being repackaged in both Arab and Western media accounts as regime atrocities.”
Already, Western press has backpedaled and been caught outright fabricating evidence in regards to the Houla Massacre, with the BBC even being caught using pictures taken from Iraq years ago for their Syrian coverage. This latest account from FAZ further indicates that indeed the West is engaged in a vast campaign of war propaganda to do exactly what Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has warned they are doing, attempting to fill the international community with indignation, and “start a full-blown intervention in Syria.”