A prominent political analyst says Washington has teamed up with “regional puppet regimes, ” including some Arab states, in an attempt to overthrow the Syrian government through an attack on the crisis - hit country.“US Secretary of State John Kerry has formed a union with regional puppet regimes including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey and marshaled up their servile support for military action against the Syrian government of President Bashar al - Assad, ” Iranian author and Middle East expert Dr. Ismail Salami wrote. On Wednesday, Kerry said before the US House of Representatives that some Arab countries have offered to bear the entire cost of Washington’s military strike against Syria. Also on September 3, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Washington’s key partners, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, “have assured us of their strong support for US action” against Syria.
Dr. Salami further wrote, “The vocal support of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar plus their dollar aids to those who persevere in fermenting chaos and commotion in Syria have sufficed to convince the Americans that they do not need to worry about the potentially colossal financial losses in case of a military strike as they would be taken care of. ”The US war rhetoric against the Arab country intensified after Syria militants claimed the army had carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, which killed hundreds of Syrians. Damascus has repeatedly said the deadly attack was a false-flag operation carried out by the militants in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention. On August 31, US President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike against Syria to seek approval for the move from the Congress, which will debate the issue when lawmakers return from recess on September 9. The Obama administration has, however, said it “has the right” to attack Syria even if the Congress does not approve the measure. The White House initially claimed that an attack on Syria would not be about “regime change,” but later admitted that it may serve as part of a broader strategy to topple Assad.