An American author and journalist says war profiteers and “banksters” in the United States have embarked upon a vigorous “media campaign” to bring Washington closer to another war in the Middle East.
“The banksters are looking for a pretext to get at the oil, natural gas and pipeline roots that run through Syria,” Dean Henderson said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.
They seek to "destroy" Syria and would like to see the country descend further into chaos like Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan, he said. “Because in chaos they make a lot of money, they ‘rebuild’ a lot of stuff, and there is a lot of contracts.”
“This fascist regime of bankers [is] basically using the United States government, the British government and the French government who are all just servant to these people,” Henderson said.
He made the remarks as a growing number of Republicans and Democrats in Congress are urging the administration of President Barack Obama to approve military action against Syria following reports of a deadly chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus last week.
“It’s obvious that the rebels were behind these attacks,” Henderson said.
The CIA and the Israeli Mossad are using the militants as their “puppets” to incriminate the Syrian government and make the United States launch a military offensive against the Arab country, he suggested.
“It’s a lie. Hopefully enough of the world will wake up to prevent it from happening.”
President Obama said last year that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government was “a red line” that would provoke a military response.