RT: A supposed champion of the rule of law, the US is violating its own anti-Syrian sanctions by smuggling crude from oil fields it seized from Damascus, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said.

Each month the US smuggles crude worth $30 million out of Syria, according to Zakharova. The fuel comes from fields in the northeastern part of the country, where the US maintains a military presence after pulling its troops back from the Syrian-Turkish border.

“A nation that repeats ad nauseam that it sticks to democratic values and rule of law in international relations, is pumping oil… under a pretense of fighting ISIL,” the official said, using an outdated name for terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

ISIL had been fully destroyed in March this year, according to the statements of the coalition. The narrative of the Americans doesn’t hold water.

Oil fields in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, east of the River Euphrates, were captured by US-backed Kurdish militias as they advanced on IS forces. Washington makes no secret of the fact that it keeps an illegal military presence in the area in order to deny Damascus access to the natural resources that it has every right to possess under international law.

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The US considers the Syrian government illegitimate and has used various means to attempt to topple it over the past eight years, from imposing harsh economic sanctions to arming and training whoever was willing to fight against Damascus.

The fact that the US banned oil trade with Syria and is now smuggling oil out of it is particularly ironic, Zakharova said.


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  1. Everyone must remember it is “The United States of Israel” now and has been for some time. Trump, from New York, just moved to Florida, is an Israel lover. How else could he succeed in NY and now Florida where the Jews reign? It is claimed he even converted recently. He betrayed the voters by failing to disclose his devotion to Israel over this country. He is a shameful disgrace. Read the Wikipedia article TrumpTower. It documents lie after lie he made during this period from failing to honor promises to preserve historical artifacts to suing poor Polish workers for over 20 years to avoid paying them anything at all. He is a cheater, a liar a con artist with no scruples at all. Roy Cohn was his mentor. Americans are the biggest fools on planet Earth for placing these worthless criminals in office. He is controlled by thugs in Israel. He would steal from his own grandmother and likely did. Where is he getting all this money to blow and obstruct efforts to view his tax returns. Read the investigative articles documenting his criminal activities by the late Wayne Barrett formerly of the Village Voice. In short he is a worthless Bum.

    • He has also remained cowardly silent about the events of 9/11/01. By now one can be sure he has read all the secret documents that this false flag attack was planned and carried out by Bush, Cheney and Israel aided by the traitors the four star generals who sold out what little honor they have and failed to defend the country that day, defacto proving their complicity in this crime against America. Ask yourselves what would General George S. Patton do today if he had not been murdered by a paid U.S. Military hit man in 1945 who was paid $10,000 by General Donovan to plan and murder him, aided by Ike himself? Wake up folks. This country is gone with the wind and has been for some time. It is being run by criminals. Four star generals are criminal traitors with fancy medals and ribbons they don’t deserve. They deserve to have drinks splashed in their cowardly faces as in the film “The Caine Mutiny”. They are the lowest of the low in America today. Wake up American fools. Israel did 9/11/01 aided by the criminal four stars. What would Patton do?

    • The Caine Mutiny (1954) – IMDb
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046816
      “Directed by Edward Dmytryk. With Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray. When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.”
      The above film was fiction. Today in real life the entire U.S. of Israel population show mental decline while their country has been hi jacked by liars and cheaters from Israel and inside the government itself from the 525 whores in Congress to the Four Star Generals to totally failed to honor their oaths on 9/11/01 while the country was attacked by criminals Bush, Cheney and others in Israel. The United States of Israel is likely passed the point of no return now. The brainwashed American Fools and Cowards rightly deserve their impending plight.