As the Syrian death told climbed toward half a million, Putin gave the "Home of the Brave" Left a new argument for letting the slaughter continue, fear of Russian military power.
Why So Many Children Are Being Killed in Aleppo
By Rick Gladstone
27 September 2016
They cannot play, sleep or attend school. Increasingly, they cannot eat. Injury or illness could be fatal. Many just huddle with their parents in windowless underground shelters — which offer no protection from the powerful bombs that have turned east Aleppo into a kill zone.
Among the roughly 250,000 people trapped in the insurgent redoubt of the divided northern Syrian city are 100,000 children, the most vulnerable victims of intensified bombings by Syrian forces and their Russian allies.
Though the world is jolted periodically by the suffering of children in the Syria conflict — the photographs of Alan Kurdi’s drowned body and Omran Daqneesh’s bloodied face are prime examples — dead and traumatized children are increasingly common.
The routine in east Aleppo, where shellshocked children are exhumed from rubble and left writhing in bloody clothes on dirty hospital gurneys, is a confluence of Syria’s young population, failed diplomacy and the reality of a war that appears to be worsening after more than five years. More...
Oops. @HillaryClinton calls for no-fly zone in Syria. Slippery slope for sending US troops and confronting Russia. #badidea #DemDebate— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) December 20, 2015
Americans can’t afford a presidency under Clinton, either. By “expanding a no-fly zone” in Syria, Stein said, Clinton has provoked a potential nuclear war against Russia.What I find amazing about the position of these two is that they don't take the stand of the die-hard Assadists and claim that no civilians are being harmed. They know that children are being slaughtered in great numbers and the principle reason they give for the United States standing by and not interfering is because of what these killers might do to us. And these are also people who stand on principle when it comes to voting regardless of the consequence, even if it means we have to suffer a Trump presidency. Go figure. Why would black people follow them? When push comes to shove, we already know how they will react. Reuters reported:
See also: Russia now "carpet bombing" Syria from bases in Iran
Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'
By Dmitry Solovyov and Ellen Francis | MOSCOW/BEIRUT
30 September 2016
Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet.
Fighting continued to intensify a week into a new Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to capture rebel-held eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of a revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that began in 2011.
Moscow and Assad spurned a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire agreed to this month and launched attacks on rebel-held areas in Aleppo in potentially the most decisive battle in the Syrian civil war. More...