Hysteria Replaces "International Law" in Search for Empire

A New Anti-Imperialist Bloc of Nations Convened by Russia is Needed to Prevent a New Middle East War.

February 24, 2012

The US tries to break up existing countries and turn them into “rump states”, such as Libya that is descending into chaos, an analyst tells Press TV referring to the current situation in Syria.

After vetoing an anti-Syria resolution in the UN Security Council earlier this month, China and Russia said that the current crisis in the Arab country should be resolved through political channels.

Meanwhile, the United States, Israel and some Arab States as well as al-Qaeda are seeking to overthrow the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and many people have lost their lives in the violence.

The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. But Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Webster Griffin Tarpley, author and historian from Washington, to share his opinion on this issue. The following is a transcript of the interview:

Press TV: Webster Tarpley, what is the rush, why is it that there is such a push for Assad to go and not give a chance for reforms as he has promised which includes revision of the constitution and of course elections to be held after that?

Tarpley: Part of it is a hysteria here in Washington; there is kind of a prevalent psychosis that if you don’t ride the color revolutions and the people power cues and the destabilizations as far as you can and as fast as you can, then that process will come to an end and you won’t have accomplished your goal.

Then remember the idea here is [Polish American political scientist] Zbigniew Brzezinski’s theory of micro states and mini states; it’s to break up existing countries, to have war lords, to have secession, to have failed states, rump states- the kind of thing we see in Libya which seems to be descending into chaos; that may be the best example.

And Syria of course is a key part of a block that reaches from Hezbollah, to Syria, to Iraq, to Iran and over to Pakistan. That would all be sort of anti-imperialist territory if Syria could be taken out and that would break it up.

I would point to one very important thing. The beginning of this week we have Zawahiri the likely MI6 double agent who runs al-Qaeda, calling on all the fighters in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and everywhere else to come into Syria and wage war against Assad.

And we had the US intelligence, James Clapper yesterday in the Congress acknowledging that al-Qaeda, these terrorists; these killers are an integral part of the Syrian opposition.

And nevertheless the US pushed through that resolution saying that the Syrian army and the Syrian police, the lawfully constituted forces of that government, they have to pull out of cities like Homs and they have to turn that over to these foreign fighters, renegades, deserters and al-Qaeda.

So basically they are saying Homs is better off under al-Qaeda than it is under Assad and that is just an obscene, a monstrosity. It shows you how degraded these imperialists have become as they attempt to pursue this process of destabilization.

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