An American author says agents of the CIA and MI6 are directing armed groups to carry out massacres inside Syria, Press TV reports.
Stephen Lendman, writer and radio host from Chicago, said the CIA and MI6 “special forces” are in Syria now, directing massacres.
“They go after pro-Assad loyalists,” Lendman stated in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.
“There is no question this is a Washington-orchestrated war.”
“It is a low-level war to the extent that NATO has not gotten directly involved. But it is exactly what happened in Libya last year. An insurgency began. Washington orchestrated it. Insurgents were recruited. They were funded. They were armed.”
The American author stated that Syria has been “targeted for regime change for years, at least a decade.”
Lendman also referred to the six-point peace plan presented by the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, in March.
“His so-called peace plan puts the onus on a side. He barely mentions these insurgents, these death squads, these killers.”
“I have written about Kofi Annan. I have written several times about him. During his tenure as UN secretary general, a decade, a solid decade, he never did a thing to stop imperial wars,” Lendman added.
He made the comments on the same day when the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) elected 56-year-old Abdulbaset Saida, a Kurdish activist, as its new leader during a meeting in Istanbul.
Saida replaced former SNC leader Burhan Ghalioun, who resigned in May.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister said in a press conference in Moscow on June 9 that Russia “will not sanction the use of force (against Syria) at the United Nations Security Council.”
Lavrov added that the Annan plan had begun to “seriously falter,” but that there was “no alternative” to it.