After the failure of US schemes to fragmentize the region and plunder its resources as manifested by its withdrawal from Iraq under the strikes of the Iraqi resistance and the waning US influence in the region, the US stepped up instigation against Syria and Iran.
Observers see that the US can no longer conceal its frustration at the failure of its project in the region, which explains why the US administration is speaking publicly about the importance of exerting pressure Syria and Iran, starting with economic sanctions and threats of using force, as well as offering help to the so-called opposition in the two countries.
Noticeable in this regard are the statements made by contenders for the US Republican Party candidacy, including calls for carrying out secret operations in Syria and Iran, mainly sabotage acts, assassinations and offering help to opposition.
Ex-speaker of the US House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, in an address to the Republican-Jewish Coalition on Wednesday, said that the US policy on Syria must be focused on toppling the regime and putting efforts to help the opposition do so.
On Iran, Gingrich said that secret tactics can be invoked for a regime change, citing a choice of sabotaging the refining station there.
Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts, said that it is high time to impose sanctions on Syria and resort to undercover operations to push for a regime change there, citing need for supporting agents who are involved in operations against the regime. He also called for helping dissidents in Iran.
Observers hold that such instigative statements against Syria leave no doubt that the US has turned to applying secret tactics dubbed ”dirty tactics” to undermine the resistance axis in the region.