NATO seeks destruction of Syrian nation

An American author and historian says NATO is seeking to destroy the “modern Syrian nation” and create “subdivision” in the country, Press TV reports.

Armed gang in Syria
Members of an armed gang in Syria.

“NATO’s goal is nothing less than the destruction of the modern Syrian nation, followed by chaos, partition, subdivision, warlords, Balkanization, and a failed state,” Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley wrote in an article published on Press TV Website on Saturday.

Tarpley’s remarks come a few days after a bomb attack on the headquarters of the National Security Bureau in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killed Syrian Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Assef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani on July 18.

On July 20, National Security Bureau chief Hisham Bakhtiar also died of wounds sustained in the bomb attack.

Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar was injured in the Damascus bombing.

“It must… be added that the nature of this attack remains unclear, and it would be very unwise to draw conclusions about an infiltrated… bomber or other hypotheses emanating from the NATO brainwash apparatus,” Tarpley commented in his article.

“In the abstract, the capabilities shown in this attack could range anywhere from a cruise missile or drone to the capabilities deployed in the assassination of (Prime Minister) Rafiq Hariri of Lebanon.”

The American author also pointed out that to the “acute disappointment of the NATO mindbenders, the Syrian state did not collapse starting on July 18, and has continued to demonstrate robust capabilities for self-defense.”

The bomb attack in Damascus was carried out on the same day when the UN Security Council was scheduled to meet and vote on a Western-backed draft resolution that proposed sanctions against Damascus under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which allows for sanctions ranging from economic measures to an arms embargo and could also authorize the use of military force if necessary.

However, UN diplomats said after the bombing that the meeting was postponed to July 19, when Russia and China vetoed the Western-backed resolution against Syria.

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said after the Security Council meeting, “We simply cannot accept a document under Chapter 7, one which would open the path for the pressure of sanctions and further to external military involvement in Syrian domestic affairs.”

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