The crisis in Syria was orchestrated by the US to weaken and destroy the Arab country, said Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Spokeswoman Bouthaina Shaaban.
“Right from the beginning of this crisis, I never truly felt that the issue was about President Assad. It was about the weakening and destruction of Syria. There has been so much destruction – of hospitals, schools, factories, government institutions, you name it. Americans take their battles against leaders and presidents, but only as a pretext to destroy countries,” Dr. Shaaban said in an interview with The Independent.
“Saddam was not the real target, it was Iraq. And it’s the same for Libya now, America told everyone it was about Gaddafi. The real issue is about weakening the Arab armies, whoever they are. When the Americans invaded Iraq, what was the first thing they did? They dissolved the Iraqi army,” the presidential political and media advisor further said.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.