Al-Qaeda and Daesh serve US hegemonic interests: Scholar

The United States does not want to defeat al-Qaeda or Daesh terrorists because they serve its hegemonic interests, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler said the US will not leave Afghanistan since the country serves as an essential staging ground for American imperialism’s destabilizing the heart of Eurasia and disrupting its integration into Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union and China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on reports which say the Pentagon will ask the White House next week to deploy thousands of more troops to Afghanistan.

The Pentagon is also weighing a plan to deploy an unspecified number of Special Operations troops supposedly to escalate ground operations against al-Qaeda and Daesh militants. The US…

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