Putin/Assad Meeting

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Putin/Assad Meeting

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Monday, both leaders met in Sochi, Russia, not announced for 24 hours to assure Assad's safe return to Damascus.

Knowledge of his travels outside Syria would risk his assassination, perhaps by a US air-to-air or ground-to-air missile, targeting his aircraft.

Washington ignores rule of law principles, pursuing its imperial agenda extrajudicially, including by assassinating independent foreign leaders.

Post-WW II, the US tried to assassinate dozens of foreign leaders. Many attempts succeeded. Others failed, notably hundreds of failed attempts to kill Fidel Castro. 

He died peacefully in Cuba at age-90 on November 25 last year, his ashes laid to rest in a wooden box after nine official days of mourning, interred in a granite boulder, identified with the name "Fidel" in gold letters on a green marble plaque – the only official monument to his
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