Syrian Elections Prove Again That Washington And Its Presstitutes Lie Through Their Teeth

by Paul Craig Roberts


Today (April 14) Syria held parliamentary elections at 7,000 polling stations, keeping the voting open an extra five hours to accommodate the massive turnout. All were allowed to vote, even displaced Syrians from the two provinces still terrorized by Washington and Israeli backed ISIS.
Washington is angry, because Syria held elections before Washington had time to purchase its slate of politicians and organize Washington-funded NGOs to take to the streets to protest and to claim that Assad had stolen the election.
Despite the massive voter turnout and extended hours for voting, the US State Department set the tone by declaring that the elections are not legitimate in Washington’s eyes and do not represent “the will of the Syrian people.”
Washington’s two-bit punk vassals in London and Paris chimed in with both claiming that the war conditions in Syria to which London and Paris have contributed mean that the idea of elections is “totally unrealistic.”
The New York Times lied, characteristically, that the elections, which seem to demonstrate nationwide solidarity against the Western-backed overthrow of the Syrian government, “highlight divisions and uncertainty.” The Washington Post added its lies and misrepresentations to the propagandistic reporting.
The Western governments are far out on a limb with their lies that the Syrian people prefer to be governed by the Washington supported terrorists who were overrunning their country and conducting with Western supplied weapons mass murder on the Syrian people until Russia put a stop to it. Now the Western liars are exposed yet again by election results, and so the liars must pretend that the election lacks validity.
Contrast the reports coming from the Western conspirators against Syria with the news report by Vanessa Beeley in 21st Century Wire.
Washington’s propaganda onslaught against the Syrian elections is clear evidence that Washington has no commitment to the peace accord and simply used the “peace process” in order to prevent the liberation of Raqqa and Idlib from ISIS.
Putin and Assad should take note that Washington still intends to overthrow the Syrian government and to install either a puppet or chaos as in Iraq and Libya.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.


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Rob Alston
Rob Alston
Sep 3, 2016 3:56 AM

Finally!!!! in a sea of banality and cheer leaders for the banksters, Zionists and war mongers, an article that is articulate and straight to the point. Mr. Roberts is my hero of the day. We need more REAL journalists and commenters like Mr. Robert, instead of the Journo-whores and hacks that CNN/BBC push on the public.

May 8, 2016 2:30 PM

Is this really true??? It’s very hard to stomach the idea that my country can be (or is) involved in such horrors! The article is well-written, but … well, I think I’d like to see (or read) primary sources for the claims made herein.

mukul chand
mukul chand
Apr 23, 2016 4:11 AM

Great Post

Empire Of Stupid
Empire Of Stupid
Apr 22, 2016 3:23 PM

Paul Craig Roberts, James Petras, and Michael Hudson are my go-to guys whenever I need a reality check. Which these days seems to be constantly.

Apr 22, 2016 1:59 PM

Excellent article
The U.S. can never be trusted to uphold any treaty.
Lavrov has wasted his time and has been conned by kerry.
I read that the CIA were offer wrong arms to the rebels/ terrorists to break the ceasefire. The U.S. truly is a criminal country.

Secret Agent
Secret Agent
Apr 23, 2016 4:47 AM
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The Russians are under no illusions as to the nature of the people they are dealing with.

paper doll
paper doll
Apr 23, 2016 5:41 AM
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The U.S. can never be trusted to uphold any treaty
Indeed, just as the Native Americans….

Amer Hudson
Amer Hudson
Apr 22, 2016 1:37 PM

Probably one of the most sane and accurate articles on the Syrian ‘war’ I’ve read.