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US war against Daesh terrorists is a total hoax: Writer

“America’s so-called war on terrorism is a total hoax,” says Stephen Lendman.

The United States’ war against Daesh and other terrorist groups in the Middle East is “a total hoax” because Washington created these organizations to implement its policy there, says an American writer and political analyst.

Stephen Lendman made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a report which says the US military has acknowledged that its airstrikes in Syria and Iraq killed two more civilians and injured some others.

“America’s so-called war on terrorism is a total hoax. America isn’t waging war on ISIS [Daesh/ISIL], or other terrorist groups, it created these groups, it is supporting them, it’s acting as its air force,” Lendman said.

“The bombing campaign America is conducting in Syria and Iraq are not targeting these [terrorist] groups, they’re targeting infrastructure, they’re targeting government sites, and they’re killing civilians indiscriminately, whereas accusations of Russia killing civilians are completely fabricated – accusations without evidence, because none exists,” he added.

“But there’s a plenty of evidence, that in all US wars, I mean all of them, go back to the beginning of the Republic, civilians have been killed indiscriminately. The great majority of casualties in America’s wars have been civilians. That’s the way it has been since the country’s inception, that’s the way it is now,” the analyst stated.

Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after a US airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the town of Suruc.(Reuters file photo)

Since late last year, the United States and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

The US says its airstrikes are targeting Daesh terrorists but some analysts have criticized the aerial military campaign, saying the strikes are meant to destroy the Arab countries’ infrastructure, and remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

On September 30, Russia began airstrikes against ISIL terrorists wreaking havoc in Syria at a request from the government of President Assad. Since then, Moscow has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against terrorists in Syria, killing hundreds of militants.

“Russia scrupulously avoids killing civilians. Extensive surveillance precedes the strikes that Russia is making against terrorist groups, against ISIS, against al-Qaeda, against al-Nusra, against like-minded groups, and against small splinter groups,” Lendman said.

He noted that the United States “simply has no concerns to humanity. And this is the way America wages its wars. Russia does it in the exact opposite way. The criticism against it is completely unjustified, and reprehensible.”

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