ダニエル・コーバリク:クルドの独立国家は米国が東シリアの油田地帯を手に入れるための口実: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年07月06日

ダニエル・コーバリク:クルドの独立国家は米国が東シリアの油田地帯を手に入れるための口実

ダニエル・コーバリクは、米国の人権・平和活動家の弁護士です。

Dan Kovalik is a human rights, labor rights lawyer and peace activist. He has contributed to articles CounterPunch, Huffington Post and TeleSUR. He currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

この記事では、ダニエル・コーバリクがシリア危機の真相、背景について鋭く指摘しています。

FARSNEWS2018/7/5
※ Daniel Kovalik: Independent Kurdish State, an Excuse for US to Appropriate Oil-Rich Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- University professor and author, Daniel Kovalik, says that forming an independent Kurdish state is just a pretext for the US to annex one-third of Syria which is rich in oil and other resources.
In an exclusive interview with FNA, professor Kovalik said he believes that Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is accurate in his statement about US intentions to stay in Syria indefinitely.
The American professor also added that the idea of an independent Kurdish state is just a pretext to be used by the US to annex for itself the oil-rich parts of Syria.
Daniel Kovalik is a human rights lawyer, peace activist and a professor of international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has also authored two books about American foreign policy, the most recent of which is titled “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran”, where he talks about the current state of affairs between the United States and Iran. Professor Kovalik has also shared his expert comments on many international news outlets such as RT, Press TV and TeleSUR English.

FNA has conducted an interview with Daniel Kovalik about the Syrian crisis and the most recent developments surrounding the issue.

Below you will find the full text of the interview.

Q: Multiple places in Syria came under attack by the United States and its allies, namely Britain and France, based on a video footage of an alleged gas attack in Syria’s Douma released by the White Helmets. Who are the White Helmets? How can their unverified video be presented as justification for a large scale attack on Syria?

A: The White Helmets is a very controversial group which is lauded as a life-saving organization in much of the West, but seen by others as a supporter of terrorist groups in Syria. It is clear that the White Helmets receive huge amounts of funding from the US State Department as well as from the UK, and some believe that this group was actually created by the British MI6 as a means to promote anti-government and pro-rebel propaganda. Given all of this, it is of course inappropriate to simply accept their unverified video as a justification for a large scale attack on Syria. And, a number of people, including respected British journalist Robert Fisk, have indeed questioned whether there was any chemical attack in Douma at all. Moreover, CBS News has reported that the US State Department itself has suspended funding to the White Helmets in light of the fact that it has serious questions as to whether the White Helmets’ account of events in Douma was in fact true. This may be the beginning of the end for any credibility the White Helmets have ever had.

Q: We have seen the Israeli regime and the so-called US-led coalition targeting Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allied forces many times. What do you think is the reason for such moves?

A: The US and Israel have been bent on regime change in Syria for some time now as both countries wish to rid the region of one of its last independent and secular states. Meanwhile, it is clear that the US and Israel, if they cannot topple the Syrian government, and it now appears that they most likely cannot, are content to keep the war in Syria going by supporting the terrorist groups while at the same time pretending to fight them. And that is best explained in the words of Obama when he said the goal is to merely “contain” these terrorist forces; not destroy them altogether. In this way, the war continues at a slow boil. As we saw in the NATO attack on Libya and its aftermath, the Western powers are promoting chaos in Northern Africa and the Middle East to prevent any independent state from being able to exert influence there. This is a quite cynical policy which is leading to the death and suffering of millions. It appears that Syria is a country now targeted for the West’s project of sowing chaos.

Q: Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Saudi Arabia has been actively supporting terrorists in the country. These terrorists are now losing ground every day. What do you think would be the implications of such failure for the Saudi foreign policy?

A: Unfortunately, I do not see Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy changing, even in the face of defeat, as long as the Western powers, and especially the US, continue to support the Saudi regime politically and militarily. Inexplicably, the US has decided that Saudi Arabia is an indispensable ally in the Middle East, despite its being a retrograde monarchy and despite its support for terrorism throughout the world, including its support for the 9/11 attacks on the US. As long as the US continues to partner with Saudi Arabia, I fear that Saudi Arabia will be able to act with complete impunity throughout the world.

Q: The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have received tremendous amount of arms and support from the United States, initially with the stated aim to fight Daesh (ISIL or ISIS). But apparently, the US is now preparing the ground to establish an independent Kurdish state in Syria. What do you think the US is seeking to achieve by disintegrating Syria?

A: It is clear that the US has now decided to take advantage of the disintegration of Syria – disintegration which it helped bring about – to take over a large portion of that country. The US now controls one-third of Syrian territory, and it happens to be the richest part of Syria in terms of oil and other resources. Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quite candid that the US plans to stay in Syria indefinitely, and I believe that is true. In short, the US plans to effectively annex one-third of Syria for itself, and it is going to use the pretext of an independent Kurdish state to do so. Moreover, the US is planning to use Kurdish troops to help secure the borders of the area it is annexing. All of this is already well in progress.

Q: The US announcement on its plans to recognize a Kurdish state in Syria has seemingly provoked Turkish invasion on the Kurdish areas. What are Turkey’s objectives in its military intervention and how do you think this recent development would affect the process of reaching peace in Syria?

A: It is clear that the Turkish government’s goal in Syria, as journalist Patrick Cockburn has recently pointed out, is to try to wipe out the Kurdish population which it has always viewed as a threat to its hold over Turkey. In short, this is a genocidal project which Turkey has been carrying out for years, often times with the US support. Meanwhile, Turkey’s aggression on Syria is a huge impediment to peace in Syria and indeed threatens a wider conflict involving numerous states, including the US, Russia, Iran and Israel. This is truly a very dangerous situation. As commentator Stephen Gowans has noted, what is occurring in Syria now can indeed be characterized as a World War. While that war is contained in a small area, it involves so many states that it is nonetheless a World War, and one that may not be contained for much longer.
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