Clinton appealing to US war hawks: Analyst

US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s support for a no-fly zone over Syria is an attempt to “gain relevance” and appeal to American war hawks, says a counter-terrorism analyst.

“Hillary Clinton is in a dire predicament in her presidential ambitions, quickly evaporating and disappearing into the sunshine of revelations of what she has done and who she really is,” Scott Bennett said on Wednesday.

The former US Army psychological warfare officer made the comments in reaction to Clinton’s remarks in which she expressed support for the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria with Russia’s help.

“I think it’s complicated and the Russians would have to be part of it, or it wouldn’t work,” Clinton said Tuesday at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa.

Bennett told Press TV he believes Clinton has become irrelevant in the eyes of the American public.

“She is desperately flailing about in trying to gain relevance,” he said. “She is trying to gain the support of American war hawks.”

He said Clinton is trying to position herself as a “strong voice” for the US-backed militants crossing borders into the Arab country, while seeking to appeal to a liberal base who favor close ties with Russia.

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