An analyst says the United States seeks to establish a Libya-style "pure puppet government" in Syria to deprive Hezbollah and Iran of a necessary ally and fulfill the geopolitical agenda of imperial powers in the region.
The comment comes as nearly 40 people have been killed and over 80 others injured in bomb attacks carried out in a district near the Syrian capital city of Damascus. The bombings rocked the Jaramana district, about 10 kilometers (six miles) southeast of Damascus, on Wednesday.
Press TV has conducted an interview with New York-based Eric Draitser, founder of Stopimperialism.com to shed more light on the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
Press TV: As someone mentioned in that report is this essentially a result of what happened in Doha as far as the forming of the coalition goes and secondly if that is true then how can the Syrian people have any confidence in this coalition which is meant to represent them?
Draitser: Well, to answer the second part of your question first, certainly they should not have any confidence in the so called Syrian coalition. The reality is that this is a coalition that was created at the behest of Hillary Clinton and the United States and more generally the Western imperial powers and the purpose of it was to rebrand the opposition and to make it more palatable both to world opinion and to those in Syria and in fact what we see is that the new head of this coalition Mouaz al-Khatib is in fact merely a puppet of the Western powers.
More to the point he has made references to Syria becoming a purely Islamic state and so the events that we’ve seen in Jaramana in the past two days seem to indicate this same point that they are attacking not just any suburb of Damascus but a suburb that is home to much of the Christian and Druze population in the area and so this is clearly an attack that is motivated by a desire for sectarian conflict to sow the seeds of chaos between Christians, Druze, Alawites, Shia Muslims and all of the other groups for the interests of the United States.
Press TV: So then in a sense Mr. Draitser is the United States creating a future headache for itself? Once again is in a sense history repeating itself?
Draitser: Well, certainly history is repeating itself but I think it’s a mistake to think that the United States wants something other than chaos. Certainly they would like a pure puppet government the way that they have in Libya but the side effect of that is a chaotic situation that cannot be controlled by a government authority.
The United States is perfectly happy with this because what it does is it deprives Hezbollah of a necessary ally; it deprives the Iranians of a necessary ally and it furthers the geopolitical agenda of the United States, Israel and the Western imperial powers.