A prominent political analyst says if the terrorists in Syria were to gain control of the country, it would ‘unleash a genocide machine’ that would cause a “colossal bloodbath” unprecedented throughout the century.
The comment comes as a fresh online video apparently shows foreign-backed insurgents in Syria killing in an uncivilian execution style.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence.
The Syrian government also says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of armed militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.
Press TV has conducted an interview with author and historian, Webster Griffin Tarpley from Washington to further discuss the issue at hand.
What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Welcome to the program Sir. Dr. the same thing that al-Qaeda did, the fact that it bit the hand that fed them, that is the United States, how likely will we see the case happen with the Free Syrian Army?
Tarpley: Well, these are shocking atrocities and I think now the perspective is clear, if the Free Syrian Army, if this [Syria’s militia group Jabhat] al-Nusra gang of death squads in particular should ever gain power over Syria or large parts of Syria, we would witness a colossal bloodbath that would certainly be the biggest in the current century.
And it would rival what we saw in the Lake District of Africa back in the 1990s that would be a genocide of Shiites, of Alawites, of Christians, Melkites, Maronites, Syriacs, Orthodox and others also people who are politically not acceptable to these killers and also foreign citizens, tens of thousands of people from other countries who would also be candidates for execution.
All of that will be on the account of Obama and Hillary Clinton and what you could see coming out of that is the situation where the current US administration has essentially turned over first Libya and is now trying to do the same thing, turn Syria over to al-Qaeda. Now that is an obvious impeachment bade, that is colossal international scandal.
Also notice that the rebels are becoming more and more impudent and arrogant and insolent. They say they want an apology from Russia because they didn’t support them soon enough and they seemed to be angry with the United States because the US support is not enough for them.
This would be in many respects an independent, terrorist emirate probably a satellite of Saudi Arabia or Qatar but defiant of Europe, Russia, the United States and just about everybody else. It would be a genocide machine unleashed in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Press TV: Also what is the real goal behind the ignition of a full scale war in Syria?
Tarpley: The goal is, what it’s always been, the destruction of the modern state, Syria like Libya like others is in a very general way the heir of the Nasser reforms in Egypt in the 1950s and 60s and the goal is to destroy that into mini-states, micro-states, rump-states and so forth.
Press TV: Dr. some say, some talk about Iran being the main goal behind this?
Tarpley: Yes, and in that sense it’s to deprive Iran of its principle ally in the Arab Word and also to deprive Hezbollah of their strategic depth and their logistical backup.
So it’s a prelude to bigger and wider and more destructive wars. It’s a tragic situation and everybody involved should pull back. None of the sponsors of this are going to fare well; they will all fair poorly.
Press TV: How much do you think Turkey’s involvement in this scenario will be detrimental to its status?
Tarpley: Suppose you get the death squads taking over Syria, the next question for them will be who to attack next. A lot of them have been veterans of the Libyan civil war destabilization; they’re now in Syria. By now these are fascist gangs; they know only one form of life which is combat.
So they’ll be looking around will it be Erdogan of turkey who appears to them to be the greater evil or the King of Jordan or will they try to attack the coastal cities of Lebanon? Will they pick up quarrel with the Kurds and try to fight that out? That’s anybody’s guess but it is a completely destructive power that has been unleashed in the Levant.