News   /   Interviews

Disrupting states through terrorism, part of US policy: Expert

Terrorists in Syria (File photo)

Former US Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has accused Washington of backing terrorist groups, ‘when it serves its interests.’

“In case you didn't know, the United States funds and arms terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS when it needs them to disrupt a country,” Stein wrote in her Twitter account on Sunday.

An author and Middle East expert believes the United States has been disrupting the governments it wishes to take down through terrorism since World War II.

“It has been a standard part of American policy and it is not just al-Qaeda and Daesh. These are the biggest and most spectacular current manifestations of the United States long-standing policy of supporting terrorists but it goes way back to the era of the Cold War,” Kevin Barrett told Press TV in an interview on Monday.

He also noted al-Qaeda has always been a US asset ever since the Cold War, adding that it has mostly done Washington’s bidding by attacking Russian interests along the border of Russia.

The expert further stated the United States created the Daesh terrorist group in order to implement its regime change policy in Syria, and to divide and conquer the Middle East by stirring up ethnic and sectarian tensions.

Barrett also argued these terrorist groups are “strategically very useful” to the United States because they give Washington the excuse to intervene in any country it wishes.

He concluded by saying that the American people are starting to wake up to the fact that the United States’ fight in Syria is a “shell game” and a “deception” because it is actually against President Bashar al-Assad not Daesh.

Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku