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PublishDate: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 17:10

Washington seeks continuation of US Afghan scenario in Syria

Ahmed also stated that the US policy makers have provided financial and political support for the insurgents to intensify the turmoil in Syria.

 The United States seeks the continuation of “an Afghanistan scenario” it created in Syria, a political analyst said. 

“We’re seeing a repeat of the scenario in Syria -- we have an Afghanistan scenario. I think they want this scenario to proceed, otherwise they would have suspended all types of aid for the Syrian insurgency,” said Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for [Persian] Gulf.

Ahmed also stated that the US policy makers have provided financial and political support for the insurgents to intensify the turmoil in Syria.

He also criticized UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, who has called for a temporary ceasefire during the four-day Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday starting on October 26.

Brahimi has no power to enforce the ceasefire plan as he was appointed by an institution that has been supporting the insurgency in Syria, Ahmed said.


“The reality is you have international intelligence services that are involved heavily -- the Saudis, the Qataris, the Americans, the Turks, and others -- in this situation. These are the people who make a difference, not Lakhdar Brahimi or the United Nations.”

Reports say the foreign-sponsored insurgents in Syria are receiving 150 US dollars a month to fight against the Syrian government. Some regional states also provide the insurgents with sophisticated weaponry to assist them in the battle against the Syrian army.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
(Press TV)

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