john kirby
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Liar, Liar...
The United States government can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but it cannot fool all of the people all of the time. That's why when State Department Spokesman John Kirby bragged up Washington's sordid achievements of 2015, even things that they never did, such as the declaration that the US brought "peace and security to Syria," everyone in the entire world raised eyebrows and said come again?

Writing in his laudatory year-in-review, Kirby further bragged of the US "stepping up to aid the Syrian people during their time of need," while taking credit for peace talks set for next month. Ironically, the peace talks are the fruit of a joint Russian-Iranian effort to get the opposition groups - not "moderate" terrorists - to talk with the Syrian government, something the War Party and its vassals had long resisted and openly opposed. Kirby's silly declaration notwithstanding, the War Party is no longer able to hide the bitter truth about the ongoing proxy war from hardcore thinkers:
  • The US has been bombing Syria for years to affect regime change and the nation is shedding millions of refugees as a result. Despite Kirby's efforts to couch America's involvement as a "humanitarian contribution," it consists pretty much exclusively of regime-change fantasy, all while arming "moderate" terrorists and allowing US bombers to be at the service of ISIL, Al-Qaeda and other proxies - the same goons that attacked Paris in November.
  • When it comes to Syria, state demolition and not "peace and security" is the best choice to describe what the United States and its rogue partners have delivered there thus far. Any doubters should ask the United Nations Security Council, which says the conflict has killed some 250,000 people and displaced 12 million.
  • According to human rights groups, despite the role of US military intervention in fuelling the rise of ISIL and conflict in Syria and Iraq, the American humanitarian response is severely lagging. Washington has admitted just about 1,854 Syrian refugees since 2012, and they will only take in more after two years of security checks.
  • The UN has registered over 2.1 million Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon; 1.9 million in Turkey; and nearly 30,000 in North Africa. All of these numbers are low, as many refugees do not register. Further, these numbers fall well below calls for the US to resettle at least 100,000 refugees next year.
The truly scary thing about all this is that while aid falls short, the War Party's devastating "humanitarian contribution" continues to escalate, despite UN warnings that there is no American military solution to the crisis. This is while Amnesty International says ISIL has formed a formidable arsenal, in part thanks to large stockpiles of US weapons supplied by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, and/or "accidentally" dropped by US war planes on the territory the terrorist group holds.

It is said the visionary lies to himself and the liar only to others. When it comes to Syria, the political class in Washington not only lie to themselves, but also to everyone in the entire world. Kirby's declaration of "success" in Syria is half-truth, the darkest of all lies, and indeed the biggest lie of 2015. He doesn't have a good enough memory to be a successful liar.