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“This is precisely what these hard-line Zionists want to do with Iraq. They are very happy that ISIL is in fact creating the situation that could lead to the partition of Iraq,” Kevin Barrett told Press TV in an interview.
He said the US, the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia have been aiding, training and arming the ISIL militants who are currently fighting in Iraq.
He added that the trio has been “arming and training al-Qaeda-types for a very long time.”
“I think it’s time for the US government to put its foot down and try to exert some control over its own activities, because it’s not in the US interests to have a group that’s vastly too extreme even for al-Qaeda to take over Iraq,” added Barrett.
The analyst, however, said disintegration of Iraq will not be in the interests of Washington and Riyadh.
“This is a good opportunity for the United States government to rethink its policies, to separate itself from the Zionist extremists and to work with these various countries, especially Iran, Russia, Syria, and the other regional players to come up with some kind of solution and to preserve the Iraqi national sovereignty,” said Barrett.
The ISIL militants have vowed to continue their raid toward Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said that the country’s security forces would confront the terrorists.
Al-Maliki has blamed Saudi Arabia and Qatar for the security crisis and growing terrorism in his country, denouncing the Al Saud regime as a major supporter of global terrorism.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.