Former US Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has accused Washington of backing terrorist groups, ‘when it serves its interests.’
“In case you didn’t know, the United States funds and arms terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS when it needs them to disrupt a country,” Stein wrote in her Twitter account on Sunday.
An author and Middle East expert believes the United States has been disrupting the governments it wishes to take down through terrorism since World War II.
“It has been a standard part of American policy and it is not just al-Qaeda and Daesh. These are the biggest and most spectacular current manifestations of the United States long-standing policy of supporting terrorists but it goes way back to the era of the Cold War,” Kevin Barrett told Press TV in an interview on Monday.
He also noted al-Qaeda has always been a US asset ever since the Cold War, adding that it has mostly done Washington’s bidding by attacking Russian interests along the border of Russia.
The expert further stated the United States created the Daesh terrorist group in order to implement its regime change policy in Syria, and to divide and conquer the Middle East by stirring up ethnic and sectarian tensions.
Barrett also argued these terrorist groups are “strategically very useful” to the United States because they give Washington the excuse to intervene in any country it wishes.
He concluded by saying that the American people are starting to wake up to the fact that the United States’ fight in Syria is a “shell game” and a “deception” because it is actually against President Bashar al-Assad not Daesh.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.