The report that the U.S. is seeking a no-fly zone plan in Syria is “an ominous development because ‘no-fly zone’ is really a euphemism for attacking a nation”, says Dr. Kevin Barret, founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance.
“We’ve seen this in other countries. We’ve seen it, for example, in Libya where the so-called no-fly zone was actually an excuse to bomb and attack Libya and overthrow its government,” Barret told the U.S. Desk on Thursday.
On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported that the Obama administration has asked the Pentagon to draw plans for a military no-fly zone over Syria.
“If the U.S. actually did try to impose a no-fly zone over Syria, it would be risking a direct confrontation with Russia as well as Syria,” added Barret.
On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov condemned the U.S. for undermining a comprehensive peace conference to resolve the Syrian conflict by “promoting most vigorously” an anti-Syria draft resolution at the UN Human Rights Council sponsored by Qatar and Turkey.
“There’s been a lot of reckless behavior in Syria primarily on the side of the U.S. and its puppets in the Persian Gulf and Turkey which has turned apparently to be a U.S. puppet. All of them are really the puppets of the bankers, ultimately, who don’t like countries like Syria, Iran, Russia, and China being independent,” said Barret.
“This world banker empire is trying to take out the countries’ governments who refuse to be ruled by this banker empire and Syria is the next step,” he added.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country.