By Stephen LENDMAN
In Rome with US imperial partners, discussions included support for ISIS and likeminded jihadists.
Defying reality like many times before, Blinken, turned truth on is head with the following remarks, saying:
The Biden regime is “commit(ted) to enduring the enduring defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria (sic), including through support for ongoing stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS (sic).”
No US “stabilization” efforts exist in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.
The US and its imperial partners provide no “humanitarian aid” or other “assistance” to victims of US aggression.
Reality in these areas is polar opposite Blinken’s Big Lies and mass deception.
US-created ISIS, al-Qaeda, its al-Nusra offshoot and likeminded jihadist groups are used as proxy foot soldiers where the Pentagon and CIA want them deployed.
US-dominated NATO supplies them with heavy weapons, training and direction to serve its imperial aims by waging endless Pentagon-orchestrated wars on nations threatening no one.
Fostering terrorism worldwide, not countering it, is longstanding US policy.
Blinken thanked US imperial partners for supporting its war on humanity.
Separately, he unjustifiably justified US overnight Sunday terror-bombing of targets along the Syrian/Iraqi border — naked aggression falsely called defensive, adding:
“We took necessary, appropriate, deliberate action that is designed to limit the risk of escalation (sic), but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message (sic).”
Iraqi PM Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi “condemn(ed)” the latest US terror-bombing strikes, calling them “a blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security.”
His remark followed an emergency security meeting to address overnight US aggression.
Iraq’s military spokesman Yehya Rasool denounced Pentagon airstrikes the Iraqi-Syrian border he called “a blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and national security in accordance with all international conventions.”
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry made similar remarks, stressing:
“We affirm our adherence to Iraq’s sovereignty and unity and to rely on everything that would enhance that, through sustained coordination and communication with various parties and through diplomatic initiatives and endeavors that ensure the non-repetition of such rejected and condemned hostilities.”
Iraqi Popular Mobilizations Units (PMUs) said four of their freedom fighters were killed, vowing “retaliat(ion).”
On Monday, senior Iraqi al-Nujaba Movement PMU official Ali al-Asadi said US overnight aggression “proves that the occupier does not care about stability of this country,” adding:
“We tell the occupier, you will pay for your despicable (action) and will suffer the consequences…”
The vast majority of Iraqis want illegal US occupation of their country ended.
On Monday, a PMU statement said the following:
“As a result of (US) airstrikes, four soldiers, who were carrying out the routine task of preventing the penetration of ISIS terrorists from Syria to Iraq (were) killed,” adding:
“They were not involved in any activity against foreign forces in Iraq.”
“There were no depots in the militia positions that were hit by (Pentagon) airstrikes.”
On Monday, Syria’s Foreign Ministry called US overnight Sunday aggression a flagrant breach of Syrian and Iraqi sovereignty, adding:
It further proves “what we have repeatedly said in Syria that the US military presence in our region is meant to serve (its imperial and) Israeli (interests, along with) separatist forces contrary to the interests of people” in targeted countries.
Chairman of Russia’s lower House State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky called overnight US aggression “barbaric.”
Iran’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned Biden region strikes on Iraqi and Syrian targets, calling them an attack on “security of the region,” adding:
The hostile US presence will be “one of the victims” of its endless regional wars.
Last year, Iraqi parliamentarians overwhelmingly passed legislation that terminates illegal US occupation of the country.
US forces remain in Iraq and Syria in defiance of the will of their people and international law.