US covering up support for war on Syria: Analyst
“There is no moderate opposition. There is a foreign-led jihadist war against the Syria sovereign government,” Daniel P. Welch told Press TV in an interview.
He said Washington’s use of the term “moderate opposition” is a “smokescreen,” adding, “The moderate opposition thing was just to get out of the realization that came up very quickly that they were funding al-Qaeda and the offshoots of al-Qaeda.”
Welch added that Washington wants to “continue to destabilize and eradicate all regimes that they deem non-compliant.”
Last Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington hopes to enlist so-called “moderate” Syrian militants in the battle against terrorists in neighboring Iraq.
A day earlier, President Barack Obama requested USD 500 million from Congress to train and arm militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Welch said Kerry’s reported admission that the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq was a mistake is an attempt to cover up US war crimes, adding, “Again, he is confusing criminal activity – war crimes – with so-called mistakes. It’s like someone running over your kid and then saying sorry for the misunderstanding.”
The analyst stated that the US attack on Iraq was part and parcel of Washington’s imperialistic foreign policy.
“This was just an extension, the newest phase, in the West’s basic global war on brown people that goes back to the British Empire,” said Welch.
A decade after Iraq’s security was shaken by the US-led invasion, the country is fighting with Takfiri militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have been trained and armed by the US in Syria.
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