A prominent American author says most countries oppose a potential US military strike against Syria, saying Americans are sick and tired of Washington™s warmongering, Press TV reports.
œAmerican people, of course, are horrified by this, sick of war, looking for a way out. So it looks to me like there is a very very broad and robust pattern of the world saying no to this act of senseless aggression,” Webster Griffin Tarpley said.
œI think [US President Barack] Obama is in an increasingly weak position. He can be stopped,” he added.
A recent poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos found that about 60 percent of Americans believe that the United States should not get militarily involved in the Syrian conflict.
The expert noted that there was a œmoment of great fear” in the US State Department as they realized that they had no influence on the developments in Egypt.
œThey have decided now to try to take it out on Syria which has been one of their favorite things,” the commentator said.
There is a very significant backlash and pushback against a military war in Syria, he added.
Griffin Tarpley, who is also a prominent historian, noted that Germany and Italy have reaffirmed their position that no armed forces and bases would be used in any adventurism against Syria.
Jordan, at least verbally, says that they will not allow their territory to be used for these attacks, he added.
œThe Austrian government says there will be no overflights. They’ve denied the use of their airspace to NATO and they have also condemned the idea of action without the UN Security Council. We’ve also got that in France; [President Francois] Hollande is weak enough so that he has got to call his parliament back on the 4th of September,” the expert pointed out.
So there is a significant delay which is coming, he added.
The US and other Western countries have adopted the rhetoric of war against Syria over allegations that the Syrian government was behind a recent chemical attack near Damascus.
Syria has categorically rejected the claim as a false-flag operation.
Syrian Defense Minister General Fahd Jassem al-Freij on Thursday said the army and people of Syria are well prepared to counter any act of aggression against their country and crush invaders.