“In alliance with the West and Israel, the Saudi-led al-Qaeda elements have already started an all-out proxy war in Syria in the high hopes that the government of Bashar Assad will meet its doom soon,” prominent Middle East expert Dr. Ismail Salami wrote in an article on Press TV website.
“However, this is a figment of their imagination which they have nursed over years and the fire they have blazed will certainly engulf the entire region including Israel, the US love child,” the Iranian author pointed out.
Salami lashed out at the West’s paradoxical stance with regard to the insurgents in Syria, saying, “The West has undergone a mystical experience in defining who the rebels really were.”
“Until a few weeks or months ago, they described them (the insurgents) as ‘a disorganized, almost chaotic, rabble’ but now that they have entered into an unbreakable alliance with their pseudo-enemy al-Qaeda, they have fallen to confessing that the rebels have made ‘noticeable improvements in terms of coherence and effectiveness in the past few weeks’,” he further said.
The analysis comes against the backdrop of the resignation of Kofi Annan as the special UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, who cited ‘lack of support and increasing militarization of the unrest’ in Syria for his departure.
“Now with Annan’s resignation and the emerging void to be filled by a third party in order to resolve the crisis in Syria, Washington seems to be gaining firm foothold in the Security Council to push for a military invasion,” the analyst said.
Annan, who was appointed to the post on February 23, proposed a six-point peace plan to restore calm in Syria.
The proposal envisaged a ceasefire between the foreign-backed insurgents and the Syrian government, a deal which went into effect in mid-April but failed to end the violence as the insurgents refused to lay down their arms.