A political analyst tells Press TV that from the very beginning Britain was among the first Western countries that intervened in Syria and provided weapons and intelligence services to the insurgents.
The comments came after the UK government said it seeks a “diplomatic solution” to resolve the unrest in Syria, amid continuing support by certain Western states for the militants in Syria.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Hisham Jaber, retired Lebanese Army General, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: It is not just the UK but other Western countries that are playing the same tune. They claim they want a diplomatic solution but on the other hand they continue to support the armed opposition and the militants. What will be the repercussion of this influx of arms and military logistics for the region and for the Western countries ?
Jaber: Yes from the beginning and for almost twenty months Britain was among the first Western countries who head intervention in Syria and provided weapons and intelligence services to the insurgents against the regime in Syria.
And among the insurgents, everybody knows that there are thousands of Islamic fighters like al-Nusra for example. If we do know that the Islamic organization al-Qaeda who graduated from the school of al-Qaeda or belong to al-Qaeda like al-Nusra in Syria and Abdullah Azzam became between six and eight thousands they are provided by sophisticated weapons, I believe and I suppose that Mr. David Cameron must know this.
And now when Cameron came and made his statement to the comments and said that we have and we need intervention in Syria, military intervention to put it on the right track and many observers wonder what he means by that. Does he want a military intervention to fight the Syrian regime like he did for twenty months or he wants to go to fight the Islamic organization like al-Nusra and Abdullah Azzam and al-Qaeda?
I think there is a problem in the Western countries started by United States which woke up late and discovered the public opinion in America who was learned that al-Qaeda is the first enemy of the people of the United States.
At the same time the government of the United States is providing sophisticated weapons directly or indirectly to many organizations in Syria and he wants an answer and now Britain came with David Cameron with this statement.
I do not think we are going to a have military intervention from outside to Syria and Cameron knows this because it needs time, it needs international cover, it needs preparations so and so but he came with this statement maybe for internal purposes inside Britain like he is saying to the people in Britain that Britain is aware of what is going on in Syria and Britain is not involved in training or providing weapons to those insurgents.
In fact they are involved. They are in Syria for twenty months and MI6 and intelligence services are everywhere in Syria, are in Turkey, are making, providing, training, and intelligence services to those insurgents.