US attack on Syria 'supports al-Qaeda'

A possible strike on Syria by the United States would only support Å“al-Qaeda terrorists” fighting against the Syrian government, a political analyst said.

Å“I think the only hope we have that they donâ„¢t go to war in support of these al-Qaeda terrorists that they are backing in Syria,” American author Dean Henderson told Press TV on Sunday.

Å“Theyâ„¢re trying to divert Assadâ„¢s forces from the battlefield and give the advantage back to the al-Qaeda rebels,” he added.

The analyst believes that US Congress will not approve President Barack Obamaâ„¢s plan for using military force against Syria.

Å“Itâ„¢s going to be really hard to get this thing through the House, it may pass the Senate along the party line both but I think in the House itâ„¢s not going to pass,” Henderson said.

He added that Å“itâ„¢s unlikely” that Obama will go ahead with his plan to strike Syria without congressional approval.

A recent survey of US lawmakers has shown that Obama faces Å“a daunting and uphill battle” to win congressional approval for his plan to attack Syria.

A USA TODAY Network survey of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress indicated that only a small fraction of congressmen say they would support US military action.

The United States has accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons in an attack near capital Damascus last month. However, Damascus has categorically rejected such allegations.


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Republished from: Press TV