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Syrian crisis, imperialist agenda against Mideast

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Published on Jun 9, 2012

The exacerbating unrest in Syria stems from an imperialist agenda aimed at eliminating the Middle Eastern governments unfavorable to the US interests in the region, a political analyst tells Press TV.


"It is an agenda for replacement of governments that are not acceptable to American imperialism," said political commentator Ralph Schoenman in a Friday interview, alluding to the Syrian crisis.

"It is not only in Syria this project... it is intended for Iran. It was implemented in Libya; it is the nature of imperial intervention in the region. That is the underlying reality here; everyday confirms it," he added.

Schoenman pointed out that Washington has not scrupled to conceal its real agenda, saying, "From the beginning the US spokespersons and the secretary of state and the US representative to the UN have made it explicit that their objective is to remove the government in Syria."

The political analyst questioned the reliability of the UN peace plan in Syria and argued that such "punitive peace plans" merely accuse the government of violating the peace deal, while they give a free hand "to financed and armed terror instruments of the Qataris of the Saudis of the Turks of the Libyans under the direction of imperialism."

Violence rages on in Syria despite a UN-brokered ceasefire, which is part of the peace plan proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011 and many people, including hundreds of security forces, have been killed in the country over the past 15 months.

While the West says the government is responsible for the killings, Damascus blames "outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups" for the unrest and insists that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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