US looks for Iraq-style solution to attack Syria: Journalist

A Brazilian investigative journalist says Washington is trying to pass a resolution against Syria which would allow military measures under Charter VII of the UN Charter – similar to the one adopted against Iraq before the March 2003 invasion, Press TV reports.

“In fact they want a resolution very, very similar. It is an Iraqi-style Chapter 7 inbuilt possibility of an attack resolution,” Pepe Escobar told Press TV in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

He added that such an anti-Syrian bid will not pass the UN Security Council as Russia and China will torpedo the resolution, adding that the US, Britain and France are well aware of this fact.

Escobar further noted that Americans, Britons and the French would ultimately look for a two-step resolution in order to fulfill their anti-Syrian objectives.

“The only possibility to have a resolution now is to have a nonbinding resolution. Later on, if there is a false flag [operation], if the inspectors are attacked by the rebels for instance, sniper fire, it already happened before, then everybody goes back to the UN Security Council and probably there will be a second resolution,” the Brazilian journalist pointed out.

The war rhetoric against Syria gained momentum on August 21, when militants operating inside the country and the foreign-backed Syria opposition claimed that over a thousand people had been killed in a government chemical attack on militant strongholds on the outskirts of Damascus.

Damascus has repeatedly said the deadly attack was a false-flag operation carried out by the Takfiri groups in a bid to draw in foreign military intervention.

Syria has been gripped by deadly turmoil since 2011. According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

Reports indicate that Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

By Press TV


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