United States uses armed insurgents, sanctions and peace plans as tools in order to overthrow governments around the world, an analyst tells Press TV.
“From the very beginning, obviously the US has had no interest in mediation and negotiation in a peace plan, they have been aiming at regime change and this is true from the sanctions that have been imposed on Syria, from the arming of the opposition groups, from the flooding of the country with well-armed mercenaries, from orchestrating all of the communications, providing everything from SAMs shoulder-aired missiles, surveillance, communications, training, funding for these mercenaries,” said Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center in a Friday interview with Press TV.
A media revelation on Wednesday showed that US President Barack Obama has reportedly signed a secret order, authorizing more support for the insurgents fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The decree broadly permits the CIA and other US agencies to aid the insurgents in Syria against the country’s army.
The order, known as an intelligence "finding," marks Washington’s growing support for armed terrorists in Syria.
“All of these [are] in violation of international law, in violation of the UN peace plan, and violation of the US domestic law and the US constitution, none of this has been brought before the people of the US, it is all a secret operation completely criminal...,” flounders added.
The analyst further argued that the US move to impose sanctions on Syria is an effort to “create great hardship for the whole population by cutting off all trade and exchange with every country of Europe, Arab League and so on.”
“It is important to recognize that US wars were massively destructive, they have not succeeded in any of their past wars of this period. Look at Iraq, despite, you know, eight, nine years of complete US occupation they were unable to prevail in Afghanistan today, unable to prevail huge destruction of the whole population that has ground on now 11 to 12th years and yet the US policy in terms of securing this area for their profits; they have not succeeded,” Flounders concluded.