US illegal ops in Syria can lead to confrontation with Russia: Analyst

The United States’ illegal attempts to destabilize Syria in support of Israel have created a situation that can lead to a dangerous confrontation with Russia, says a former Senate candidate.

In an interview with press TV on Thursday, Mark Dankof said the US engagement in Syria has been a conspiracy “to overthrow the legitimate government” of President Bashar al-Assad.

“This is illegal. It is outlandish and it is now leading the situation, where there is a dangerous potential for confrontation between the United States and [President] Vladimir Putin’s Russia over this whole circumstance,” he noted.

Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said on CNN on Tuesday that President Barack Obama ignored early warnings about the rise of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in 2011 and 2012 because they did not fit his re-election “narrative.”

“This goes well beyond President Obama ignoring evidence that he did not want to see,” Dankof said. “This could not possibly be the result of miscalculation. It’s deliberate; it’s intentional; it’s orchestrated and the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been a full partner in this situation from the beginning.”


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