US polices against Syria ‘total failure’: Scholar

The Obama administration’s plan to end a Pentagon program to train militants in Syria is a formal acknowledgment of the total failure of US polices against the Syrian government, an American scholar says.

The failed US policies in Syria include support for the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist organization in order to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and benefit Israel, said James Henry Fetzer, a retired professor in Madison, Wisconsin.

“We have known that ISIS was being funded by the United States, that it’s being advised by two American generals,” Fetzer told Press TV on Friday.

“What we’re seeing today is the complete and utter collapse of a misguided foreign policy that was initiated by 9/11 which was brought to us by the CIA, the neocons and the Department of Defense and the Mossad in order to engage the US in a series of wars,” he added.

“The Middle East is in chaos because of American intervention,” the scholar argued.

Senior Pentagon officials said on Friday that the US Defense Department plans to stop training militants in Syria, in an acknowledgment that the $500-million program has failed to produce an effective proxy force in the war-torn country.

 

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