White House threatens more strikes on Syria — Bill Van Auken | World Socialist Web Site

” “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against innocents anywhere in the world,” Tillerson said……”

Stellar Comment, one would think. So when is the US/UK/AQ Alliance going to be put on trial for their war crimes? Just asking.

“Washington’s continuing slaughter of civilians in its military operations in both Iraq and Syria and its support for the near-genocidal war being waged by Saudi Arabia and its allies against the people of Yemen expose the utter hypocrisy of this statement. Men, women and children continue to die—with virtually no reports in the Western media—in the US-backed siege of Mosul, where a single American air strike killed 300 people last month….”

Over the weekend, a US warplane bombed a boat ferrying 40 civilians attempting to escape fighting near the ISIS-held Syrian city of Raqqa. The bodies of a woman and her six children were recovered. Others are still missing. In a separate attack, the US-led coalition killed 14 civilians, including children, in the northern ISIS-held village of Hneida.

Taking Sides

White House threatens more strikes on Syria

By Bill Van Auken

[Source: World Socialist Web Site]

11 April 2017

The Trump White House ratcheted up global tensions further on Monday with a threat to carry out new air strikes against Syria, expanding on its attack last Thursday in which the US fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a government airbase, killing 14 people, most of them civilians.

“The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer stated at a press conference Monday.

The statement, invoking “barrel bombs,” the fairly crude explosive devices employed by the Syrian military, raised the prospect that the Pentagon could seize on any military action by Syrian troops against the Al Qaeda-linked Islamist “rebels” as a pretext for further…

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