“[US] neoconservatives had long sought to dominate the Persian Gulf and use it as a launch pad in their grand strategy of global dominance… Sectarian division eliminated resistance to the plan. The ISIL is that continuation,” Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich wrote in a column for the Press TV website.
The analyst’s comments come against the backdrop of acts of terror by the so-called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq.
She said the ISIL activities “would also justify” the US presence for combating “terrorists” with a view to dominating the “Persian Gulf region as planned.”
Sepahpour-Ulrich said the US and its allies initially armed the “ISIL terrorists in Syria” to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and “drag Iran (and Hezbollah) into this quagmire with the intention of bleeding all sides.”
“But Iran and Syria were only part of the equation. America had global designs,” wrote the analyst.
Sepahpour-Ulrich said Washington has long used “terrorism” as its “weapon of choice.”
The ISIL militants have overrun most of one province and parts of three others north of Baghdad. The terrorists also captured four cities as well as a border crossing with Syria during Friday and Saturday clashes in Anbar Province.
Days ago, Iraq’s top Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, called for the people to join the battle against the terrorists and defend the country. Iraqi media say more than two million people have so far voiced their readiness to join the fight.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has repeatedly blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, and denounced the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.