Baghdad, 24 Sya’ban 1435/22 June 2014 (MINA) – Takfiri militants are seeking to destabilize Iraq at the service of imperialist powers and Zionists to help them lay hand on oil resources in the Arab country, a political analyst tells Press TV as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, Kevin Barrett* said the current tension in Iraq, just like Syria crisis, is part of a bigger plan aimed at breaking up the Middle East through destabilization.
He said the United States, NATO and Israel along with Saudi Arabia have been creating and propping up extremist militant groups like the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to “massively destabilize” countries in the Middle East.
“They are not necessarily trying to take over these countries anymore, they are just trying to massively destabilize them and even split them up, balkanize them along ethnic and sectarian lines. And groups like ISIL are perfect for this,” Barrett said.
The analyst said ISIL militants are “essentially dupes and mercenaries” who receive huge sums of money to weaken Iraq in the interest of imperialists and Zionists.
“By stirring up sectarianism, attacking Shia people, [and] attacking Christians, they are making it impossible for Iraq to exist as a coherent unified nation. That’s exactly what certain interests including Zionists and extreme imperialists want. They would like to break up Iraq into three pieces so that the Israelis could grab the oil in Kurdistan,” he said.
Iraqi forces are continuing their battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Tens of thousands of volunteers have joined the Iraqi troops in the fight against militants who have threatened to take their raid towards the capital, Baghdad.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has vowed that the country’s security forces will fully confront the terrorists.
*Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett 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 is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com. (T/E01/IR)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)