Russian Communists: ‘West cooperates with Al-Qaeda in Syrian conflict’


The following article below was originally published by Russia Today

Chairman of the Cenral Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov (RIA Novosti/Vitaliy Belousov)

The Russian Communist leader, Gennady Zuyganov has accused the West of double standards and hypocrisy over its position on Syria which has resulted in “gruesome bloodshed”.

In his words, “When the US unleashed the Arab Spring in Africa and the Middle East; it let the genie – of Islamic fundamentalism – out of the bottle”.

Washington “instils extremist ideology” in the countries that used to have secular regimes, the Communist leader pointed out in a statement published on the party’s website.

“By supporting radical islamists, the USA aims at impose control over the entire region and points the edge of an extremist dagger at Russia,” Zyuganov says.

While making “grandiloquent statements about democracy and human rights, the West has been waging naked aggression against Syria,” the KPRF head said. To achieve that goal, western countries apply technology that had earlier been exercised in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya: they use mercenaries who are portrayed in their media as fighters for freedom “from a tyrant – the legal Syrian leader”.

Citing reports, Zyuganov stated that “the so-called Syrian opposition” is comprised of over 65,000 mercenaries from Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan. At the same time, the Syrian government’s attempts to get the situation under control “are presented as violence against civilians.”

“The West – that declares war on international terrorists, such as the CIA’s brainchild Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brothers – in fact actively cooperates with them. It is with their help that the undeclared war on Syria is waged today,”Zyuganov stated.

All that, the Russian veteran politician observed, is evidence of a double-faced policy led by Western ‘fighters’ for human rights who condemn only one side of the Syrian conflict – the President Bashar al-Assad regime.

“We are told that Western efforts to solve the Syrian problem are being wrecked by Russia and China who block [UN] draft resolutions providing for [military] interference in Syria and bringing order American-style,” Zyuganov pointed out. At the same time, some politicians in the West say they are going to seek the mandate allowing the use of force against Assad’s government with the help of the Friends of Syria group.

“The US needs a solid reason today in order to legalize hostility,” the Communist head concluded.

The Russian Communist Party (KPRF) condemned “imperialist aggression” against Syria and demanded that the West respects the UN Charter and principles.

The only solution to the situation is a complete suspension of financial and political support to “outside mercenaries” and allowing the Syrian people to decide themselves on their fate, Zyuganov said.

The Communists called on Russia’s Foreign Ministry to maintain its constructive stance on the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, “despite massive pressure attempts by pro-American lobby, which is being active in Russia.”


About B.J. Murphy

I'm a young socialist and Transhumanist activist within the East Coast region, who writes for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), India Future Society, and Serious Wonder. I'm also the Social Media Manager for Serious Wonder, an Advisory Board Member for the Lifeboat Foundation, and a Co-Editor for Fight Back! News.

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  1. The West (i.e. America, Europe, etc) are not just “cooperating” with Al-Queda.

    America and the West created Al-Queda as part of their covert war campaigns dating back to the 1990s.

    Al-Queda is a terrorist organization alright.

    But it is an American and Western terrorist organization that the “democratic” West uses to destabilize and terrorize nations around the world including not only Syria but Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Algeria, Russia, and on and on.

    America and the West are massively guilty of terrorism–even as they claim to be leading the world in an anti-terrorist crusade.

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