Western Powers are ‘Antithetical to Peace’ in Syria_Featured_, Politics Monday, August 13th, 2012
(Russia Today) Hillary Clinton’s discussion of a no-fly zone over Syria is a violation of the UN charter of the Geneva Accords, journalist and activist Don DeBar told RT.
The US Secretary of State discussed plans to undermine the Syrian government, during a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister on Saturday.Clinton and her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, indicated they are exploring a number of measures to aid the Syrian opposition, Reuters reported.
Don DeBar spoke to RT about the involvement of western powers in the Syrian conflict.
RT: Hillary Clinton’s visit comes as Ankara is stepping up threats to use force in the Syrian conflict. Meanwhile, the US and Turkey are also saying they’re preparing for the ‘worst-case scenario’ of a chemical attack. Is that scenario a real possibility?
Don DeBar: There’s been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called “black ops” chemical attack, where some of the US agent forces that are on the ground in Syria fighting the government would launch a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for that on the Syrian government. I think that’s a real possibility. The discussion of a no fly zone and aerial support for the insurgency is a violation of the UN charter of the Geneva Accords and just about all international law that bears on this. It’s a frightening continuation of the policy the US has conducted around the world in the past.
RT: Western powers have long said their actions are all for the sake of the Syrian people. But with more cash and arms being given to the rebels, how’s that going to help bring peace?
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