A political analyst says Israel is orchestrating a potential US strike against Syria despite strong opposition from the US military and the American public.In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Wednesday, Gordon Duff, a senior editor of Veterans Today, said the US Senate is set to adopt a resolution authorizing military action against Syria, noting that Israel has bought the Senators’ votes. “It is a done deal, ” he added. Duff stated that the strong opposition to potential strike on Syria indicates that the war plan “is purely being manufactured within the White House by political advisors around the president that are separating him from his military advisors. ” The analyst recalled how the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey, declined to speak in meetings before the Senate when he was asked by Secretary of State John Kerry to speak in favor of attacking the Arab country. He went on to say that a recent Israeli missile, which was “test - fired” in the Mediterranean, had actually been meant to target the populated downtown area in Damascus. “That was blocked. The Russians have been very public about that. It has been very embarrassing. There is no way of calling it anything but a plot, ” he said. The analyst added that the potential war on Syria will not only bring no profit to Washington or the US military industrial complex but could also result in tensions with Russia “at a time when they are very powerful. ” He condemned attempts by “the new axis of evil, namely Tel Aviv … the Ottoman Empire and the Saudis” to instigate a war that is certain to spread from Syria to Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, with a final aim of targeting Iran. Duff explained that the US humiliation in the possible war against Syria could benefit US rivals, China and Russia. “This is a very powerful geopolitical move and a horrific disaster for the Obama presidency and for the United States, ” he commented.
“The president was put into this position being stupid enough to listen to advisors; he was manipulated into this; it is an attempt to destroy his presidency, his credibility, his historical standing. It will work. It is a war against the US presidency, carefully orchestrated by Israel. ”The US stepped up its war rhetoric against Syria after the militants operating in the country claimed the Syrian forces had carried out a chemical attack on the suburbs of Damascus on August 21, which they claimed killed over a thousand people. Damascus denied the accusation, and has repeatedly said the deadly attack was a false-flag operation carried out by the Takfiri groups in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention.