John Kerry is a Liar

My friends in Aleppo report to me they are getting hit bad, then I see western media showing Kerry’s mug saying the “ceasefire” is moving right along. What a liar!

More than 20 “opposition” groups, including all of the US-backed groups, rejected the ceasefire on September 12, 2016, the morning that the ceasefire was to begin. An official “opposition” statement was issued on social media and also in a televised statement.

There has been no “ceasefire”. Yet John Kerry has been making daily statements that the ceasefire exists.

A lie.

Why?  Probably because at some point the Syrian Armed Forces will have to strike back in order to protect its people – and then will be blamed for breaking the ceasefire.

And, for the last two days, during the alleged “ceasefire”, the US-backed “Free Syrian Army” blocked humanitarian aid coming into Aleppo. 

When the “ceasefire” began, mainstream media reported that “Assad” is not allowing in humanitarian aid into Aleppo. This is yet another lie. It has never been the Syrian government that blocks humanitarian aid. The Syrian government continues to create new avenues into Aleppo (and elsewhere) when roads are blocked by “opposition”. Government trucks bring in medicine, food, water, and even textbooks for school children.

Additionally, the opposition have always used the “ceasefires” in the past as an opportunity to capture more territory, and in doing so, kills many civilians during these so-called “ceasefires”. And the US State Department knows this.

During the first four days of this current “ceasefire”, the Opposition have conducted at least 55 violations of the ceasefire:

*  23 strikes in Aleppo
*  11 strikes in Homs
*    9 strikes in Damascus
*    5 strikes in al-Qunetra
*    4 strikes in Hama
*    2 strikes in Latakia
*    1 strike in Dara

The above violations do not include September 16 violations, including:

Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam), an army that the US State Department said would participate in the ceasefire, fired rockets into Damascus, hitting residential areas near the densely populated Abbasiyeen Square causing many civilian injuries.

Jaish al-Islam launched an attack in the eastern countryside of Damascus, targeting the town of Jobar.

So there’s supposed to be a ceasefire? Then why is the U.S. bombing Syrian army positions? (Read more at CheriBerens.)

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Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.