The US military airstrike ordered by President Joe Biden against facilities belonging to anti-terror resistance groups on the Iraqi-Syrian border served the Israeli regime, says a political analyst.
Michael Springmann, a Washington-based author and former US diplomat in Saudi Arabia, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on the US air raid against positions of Iraqi counter-terrorism forces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, which killed one and wounded four others.
Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby told reporters that Biden authorized the strikes on Thursday, allegedly destroying multiple facilities at a border control point used by Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters, including members of Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada groups.
Kirby claimed that the strikes were in response to a recent attack against American and allied personnel in Iraq.
Springmann said the last three American presidents had waged war on Syria without a congressional declaration of war, which is mandated in the US constitution. He said they had ignored the 1973 War Powers Resolution that "requires the president to consult with Congress before introducing US armed forces into hostilities or situations where hostilities are imminent, and to continue such consultations as long as US armed forces remain in such situations."
Asked by Press TV as to why the US followed such a belligerent strategy and NATO continued to support the US, the Washington-based author and former US diplomat said, “The answer is simple. It’s policy. It’s American government policy. It’s Big Business policy and it’s Zionist policy.”
Springmann pointed to the US’s desire to wage war all over the world throughout the 20th Century and the first two decades of this century, stressing that the goal has always been gaining and keeping control of other countries and their policies toward America.
Commenting on Israeli policy, Springmann said, “The Zionists have been deeply involved in the destruction of Syria since 2011, raiding, bombing, and providing medical care to terrorists.”
A rocket attack on the airport in Erbil, in northern Iraq, allegedly killed a Filipino contractor with the US military and wounded six others on February 15. Another salvo hit a base hosting US forces north of Baghdad days later. At least one contractor was hurt as a result. American officials said the Thursday strike was in response to the former alleged attack.
In the US attack, however, seven 500-pound bombs were reportedly dropped on a cluster of buildings at the Syria-Iraq border.
The military action, the first of its kind under Biden, has been met with a backlash, with many observers likening Biden’s approach to that of his hawkish predecessor, Donald Trump.
Iraqi resistance forces have been fighting remnants of the Takfiri Daesh terror group across the border regions of Iraq and Syria in coordination with the governments in the two Arab countries.