A co-founder of the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement says the war on Syria is aimed at destabilizing the whole Middle East in favor of the Israeli regime.
In an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, Mark Glenn pointed out that large numbers of people displaced by the foreign-backed militancy in Syria are headed for neighboring countries, which cannot cope with the massive inflow of refugees.
Dealing with Syrian refugees “was exactly what was factored into the entire equation when the United States, her Western allies and Israel went about this process of destroying Syria,” Glenn stated.
“This is not just a war against Syria, it is a war against all the neighboring countries of Syria,” he stressed.
The remarks followed a report by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) saying Syrian refugees make up some 20 percent of the population in Lebanon.
According to Glenn, the situation in Lebanon and other neighbors of Syria is analogous to the aftermath of the US-led war in Iraq, which sent millions flooding into Jordan and to other nearby countries.
“So this is not just a war that has been waged against Syria, it has been waged against all of these countries… and so this just fits in with both Israel and United States’ plan of destabilizing all of the countries in the Middle East so as to make Israel the lone superpower in the region,” he added.
While target countries have to accommodate, feed and shelter refugees, the West will use this as a lever to demand certain concessions from their governments in favor of Israel, the Idaho-based analyst explained.
“The United States and these countries create the problem, then they will come in and they will offer solutions to this problem. But attached to these solutions will be concessions that are not in the interests of these [neighboring] countries in the long-term or in the short-term.”
According to the UNHCR, the number of Syrian refugees is over 2.3 million.
Lebanon, which refused to set up official camps for the Syrians, currently hosts the highest number of the refugees, while over a million others have fled to Jordan and Turkey.
The UN refugee agency also said some 4.2 million people have also been displaced inside Syria since the beginning of the conflict in the Arab country in 2011.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
By Press TV
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