A political analyst says Israel is provoking the United States to take military action against Syria.
Author and Middle East expert, Kevin Barrett, made the remarks in a recent interview.
“Today the US enjoys a massive military advantage on the world. And these crazy people like[Lyman Louis] Lemnitzer who wanted to incinerate the planet in(Operation Northwoods) 1962 are willing to incinerate the planet today in order to try to preserve this US hegemony over the world. So, the Israelis are provoking people like that to try to start this war. ”
Lemnitzer was Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He continued to serve as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to 1969. The political analyst further said that Tel Aviv resorted to such premature and baseless accusations “every time they launch a major false flag attack.” Regarding the recent controversial use of chemical weapons in Syria, Barrett said Israel was quick to accuse the Syrian government of using the weapons in order to lay out “their preferred road map to what should follow.” On August 21, the militants operating inside Syria and the foreign-backed Syrian opposition claimed that 1,300 people had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds in the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar. Syria has categorically rejected the claims as baseless. Barrett also pointed out that the incident took place as a team of UN chemical weapons inspectors were visiting Syria, adding that the idea that the Syrian government would use chemicals weapons at such a time was "the worst kind of conspiracy theory." He also said that Israel was eager to destabilize Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. “The Israelis have completely run US foreign policy since they staged the 9/11 coup d’état ...[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu invented the war on terror in 1979 at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism.”