Obama laying Syria groundwork for Clinton ‘militarism’

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US President Barack Obama’s policy towards Syria is laying the groundwork for the kind of “militarism,” represented by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the US 2016 presidential election, an analyst says.

In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, American author and radio host Stephen Lendman speculated that lame duck Obama would not take any “radical” steps in Syria and would instead prepare the war-ravaged country for his ally and former secretary of state, running for president.

“I don’t expect Obama to take radical increases in militarism in Syria,” he said. “I think the groundwork is being laid for the kind of militarism that she [Clinton] represents: escalating war in Syria, threatening Russia, [and] risking the possibility of a nuclear war.”

Apart from that, noted the Chicago-based analyst, the US policy seeks continuation of “endless wars” in Syria until President Bashar al-Assad is forces to step…

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