No ‘moderate’ militants in Syria


An American political commentator says there are no “moderate” militants in Syria that the Pentagon claims it wants to train, adding that the real purpose of the US involvement in the Arab country is to “destroy” it.

In an interview with Press TV Saturday, Dr. Kevin Barrett, professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, said, “Nobody in any position of expertise here thinks that there really is any significant moderate Syrian rebel force. It does not exist.”

The Pentagon announced on Friday that it plans to deploy about 1,000 troops to train what it calls moderate Syrian militants to fight against the ISIL (or ISIS) terrorist group.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said at a news conference in Washington that the training is expected to begin in the “early spring” and will take place in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.

“The forces in Syria that are opposing the government with any kind of power, or any kind of will, and any kind of expertise and competence are, unfortunately, the Takfiri extremists, the same people that we are supposedly fighting, the ISIS people, and of course those groups who were actually largely created by the US and US-allied intelligence networks,” Dr. Barrett said.

“So this is a fraud and a farce. The real purpose, of course, is to undermine the Syrian government and ultimately they are aiming at regime change in Syria,” he stated.

He added that the project is “in line with the 9/11 plan that was revealed by General Wesley Clark immediately after 9/11, that the whole purpose of the 9/11 false flag operation was to set off a series of invasions of the Middle Eastern countries that would destroy the governments of seven countries in five years.”

“That was the original plan. They are a little bit behind schedule, but they are still trying to destroy Syria,” he pointed out.

Many observers believe the 9/11 was a false-flag operation and that some segments within the US administration orchestrated the attack in order to reverse the declining US economy and to save the Zionist regime.

“So I don’t think anybody is going to be fooled by this. And I hope the American people who are not anxious for more wars are going to realize that by getting involved in the fight against the Syrian government, the United States is fighting with the ISIS, the Takfiri terrorists they are pretending to be against. And I don’t think the American people are going to be very happy about that,” Dr. Barrett concluded.

According to reports, the United States and its regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 200,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the turmoil that has gripped Syria for nearly four years.

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