US Senate hearing discusses using refugees as human shields in Syria


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Heavy rains at Al Tanf Refugee camp on the Syrian/Iraqi border flooded tents and over flowed latrines leaving many of the Palestinians refugees without homes, October 2008
The Al Tanf Refugee camp on the Syrian/Iraqi border.

Sott Net reports:

[…] At a recent US Senate hearing on Russian strategy and military operations, sitting US Senators, retired generals and representatives from various think-tanks and lobbying groups attempted to produce a response to Russia’s most recent move.

Rather than interpreting Russia’s actions as a welcomed addition to the supposed “War on Terror,” the hearing appeared to interpret the entire Syrian conflict as a mere pawn in a wider proxy war Washington clearly believes it is waging against Moscow. Those attending the hearing admitted to the deterioration of American foreign policy, its global legitimacy and credibility, and the diminishing returns US State Department media operations are having worldwide.

In this context, many of the solutions regarding Syria centered not on how to stop ISIS or restore peace and stability to the country, but rather how to foil Russia’s military…

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