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US military campaign in Syria to backfire on Washington


The US military campaign against Syria will destroy the whole country and create an unstable extraordinary threat to US interests and security, a prominent political activist tells Press TV.

“The US chooses a military solution and it’s destructive to the entire country. It’s even devastating for US interests as we’ve seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and as we’re seeing in Syria today,” Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center, said in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.

“It won’t succeed. It will create, even as Obama said, an unstable extraordinary threat for US interests, US security. That is a down side of it that even is recognized in Washington today,” Flounders added.

The political analyst added that the mercenaries fighting in Syria, who have been armed by the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have their own agenda and will be finally used against US interests as well.

“These are death squads, mercenaries that are coming from outside the country into Syria in an effort to just lay waste to the whole country, do as much damage as they can in city after city, destroying the infrastructure everywhere they can and targeting government officials,” Flounders added.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.

Referring to sanctions imposed against Syria by the West, Flounders said such measures were aimed at causing “enormous destabilization and inflation” not establishing democracy.

The United States and some of its allies have imposed sanctions on Syria including the purchase, import and transport of oil and other petroleum products from Syria.

The political analyst said Washington’s campaign against Syria would turn the Arab country into another Libya which US President Barack Obama has described as an “unusual and extraordinary threat to US security because the very forces that they armed have their own agenda and turn against them.”

“The overthrow of Libya has created total chaos and destruction in the country as a whole and also those very forces that the US armed, are now operating in a much wider arena. The impact of these US wars is the destabilization of the countries themselves and surrounding countries,” Flounders concluded.

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