The United States and its allies have created the war in Syria and have destabilized it since 2011 by arming, financing and providing political cover for terrorist networks in the Middle East, a geopolitical analyst in New York says.
Washington’s claim that it is fighting the Takfiri terrorist group in Syria and Iraq is a “complete lie or at the very least a distortion of what the US really wants to do,” said Eric Draitser, the founder of StopImperialism.com said, using another acronym for the ISIL terrorist group.
“It doesn’t want to destroy ISIS (ISIL), it wants to manage ISIS, it wants to manage ISIS’ development, it wants to direct it in certain areas, it wants to use it to implement regime change, to destabilize, to fracture and otherwise destroy the Syrian state as well as the Iraqi state,” Draitser told Press TV on Thursday.
“It wants to use terrorism in the form of ISIS, just as it has used terrorism for decades, to execute its political and geopolitical agenda,” he added.
“So when they say they want to destroy ISIS, they are lying, but when Russia sys that it wants to destroy ISIS I think everybody recognizes that they are definitely serious about it because Russia has taken the threat of international terrorism quite seriously,” he observed.
Draitser described US Secretary of State John Kerry “supremely hypocritical” for warning Russia about its military buildup in Syria when in fact Washington has fueled the crisis in that country for years.
Kerry issued the warning in a phone call to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, according to the US State Department.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday that there are “Russian military experts in Syria who are instructing (the Syrians) on the use of the military systems being delivered” to the Syrian government.
Russia “has long been supplying arms and military equipment to Syria in accordance with bilateral contracts,” Zakharova said.