The US holds Russia responsible for the violence in Aleppo and is threatening to break off all cooperation with Moscow in Syria, the State Department said. Russia is asking the US to live up to its obligation to separate US-backed opposition from terrorists.
The Pentagon has its own bureaucratic self-interest in the so-called new Cold War with Russia, which differs from President Obama’s strategy, as it is getting a lot of Congressional money based on that confrontation, investigative journalist Gareth Porter told RT.
Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist group and the US will never provide it with any aid, said the State Department, reacting to revelations in a German newspaper – while admitting that unnamed US allies might be backing the jihadist militants in Syria.
US mainstream media are stenographers for the White House and State Department and don’t cover some crucial issues. With a sizable readership and viewership RT reports news they don’t cover, and gets the truth across to as many people as possible, analysts say.
The US and its Western partners are trying to steer the world’s attention away from their airstrikes on the Syrian Army by accusing Russia of attacking a UN humanitarian convoy outside Aleppo, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Russian television.