1130 GMT February 29, 2020
James Morris, editor of America-hijacked.com, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on the former director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency’s statement in which he said the rise of the ISIL terrorist group in Syria was the result of a “willful decision” made by Washington, Press TV reported.
Michael Flynn has told Al Jazeera TV that it was a “willful decision” by the US to support an insurgency and “to do what they’re doing.”
“The entire agenda in the Middle East is based on the Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon strategy for Israel in the 1980s which the neoconservatives, which are the upper echelons of the Israel lobby in America, have put into play in the Middle East beginning with Iraq,” Morris said.
He stated that “the Zionist, neocon-inspired invasion of Iraq… resulted in al-Qaeda in Iraq -- of course there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq until the US invaded Iraq for Israel -- [and] that spun off into ISIS, or ISIL.”
“But you also had the same Israeli Likudnik Oded Yinon neocon plan in play in Syria, and that was encouraged, of course, by the US government, including President Obama,” he added.
He went on to say that Obama “was ready, and he was being pressured by the same neoconservatives, to bomb Syria for Israel, and if it wasn’t for the UK parliament vote against doing that, [he would have bombed Syria.]”
“The US government is using the ISIS, or ISIL, as the reason to invade Syria, basically attack Syria, with airplanes from Incirlik Air Base now in Turkey,” he explained.
The US Defense Department announced on Thursday that American fighter jets would be flying over the Syrian territory within days in the wake of the Turkish government's green-light to the Pentagon to fly manned aircraft out of the Incirlik Air Base.
“Keep in mind [that] the US had basically trained Syrian rebels to go up against the Assad government,” Morris said.
“This is all the Zionist, Likudnik Oded Yinon plan for the Middle East, and that started with Iraq, it was put into play against Gaddafi in Libya, it’s in play now in Syria, in Lebanon, Yemen,” he observed.
“It’s basically to divide and conquer the enemies of Israel in the Middle East by creating sectarian and ethnic strife, and it couldn’t be going better for the neoconservatives,” the analyst concluded.
The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control large parts of Iraq and Syria.
They have been carrying out heinous crimes against all communities in both neighboring Arab states.
US warplanes have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq since early August 2014. Some Western states have also participated in some of the strikes in Iraq.
Since late September 2014, the US and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.