The United States is trying desperately to “erase” any evidence of support for Daesh terrorists, says Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer.
He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday when asked about a report that the US military admitted its airstrikes in Syria “may have resulted in civilian casualties” over the past several days.
The US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it launched multiple attacks against Daesh terrorists in Syria during last week.
It said US warplanes may have targeted civilians in their strikes near the cities of Raqqah, Dayr al-Zawr, and Shaddadah.
Bennett said this is not surprising, but “it is an indicator of the desperation that’s beginning to emerge from the Obama administration there, rushing as fast as they can to erase the evidence of their own complicity and financing and training of the ISIS (Daesh) mercenaries.”
Daesh terrorists left “Saudi Arabia and various parts of the North African and Persian Gulf country Wahhabi Takfiri Salafist countries,” he said, adding “they all went into Syria on the checks and dollars and chips and planes and Humvees that the United States and Great Britain provided.”
Now, “the US senses the world opinion being turned against it with regards to its interventionism, its policies of militant interventionism beginning to blow back on them,” he noted.
He went on to say that “the United States is taking a quick desperate action to try to obliterate the evidence and destroy everything that may be linked back to them.”
“The United States is trying desperately to save face, trying to salvage what reputation that it may have left in the Middle East,” he added.
Daesh terrorists still control parts of Iraq and Syria. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
US warplanes have been conducting airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq since August 2014. Some Western states have also participated in some of the strikes in Iraq.
Since September 2014, the US and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.