The Pentagon has denied assisting ISIS in Syria after the Russian Defense Ministry accused Washington of being “the main obstacle” to defeating the terrorist group in the war-torn country. Middle East expert Dr. Kevin Barrett said that it’s time to recognize that the US War on Terror is a “complete fraud.”!
The comment came after Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the recent, coordinated ISIS attacks in Homs province were launched from areas within 50 km of the US military mission in the country, and that the terrorist group had somehow discovered the location of hidden Syrian forces, even though advanced reconnaissance capabilities were necessary to do so.
Barrett noted that “it seems that Russia, as it’s generally done in these situations, is taking a kind of firm but patient line, by warning the USA that this kind of action is going to lead to all kinds of unforeseeable consequences. Naturally, there’s the right of states to defend themselves by retaliating in kind.
“But the larger issue here is: should Syria be stabilized and kept as a single country, or busted up? The US, so far, has wanted to break it up.” Asked what it was that may have prompted the US to take this stance with regard to ISIS, the Middle East expert said that this wasn’t any sort of real change in strategy for Washington.
“The fact is that the so-called War on Terror is a complete fraud, Barrett stressed. “The real role of these extremist Takfiri groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda is not only to fight on behalf of the USA…but also to serve as kind of a fake enemy. That’s been used to justify US intervention around the world.”
Whatsupic.com / AA-Magnum Analyst Blog News 2017.