Source: Press TV
A senior political analyst says the oil-thirsty West is gearing up for a military intervention in Syria and a strike on Iran which would potentially trigger a nuclear world war.
“The multinational New World Order, led by the Anglo-American axis and Israel (spearheaded by the UN), are preparing a final conquest of the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, with nuclear world war implications,” Larry Chin wrote on the Global Research website on Wednesday.
“Syria and Iran are being relentlessly destabilized. CIA operations have been continuous for months and years. Two nations are targeted to fall sequentially, as part of one agenda,” he added.
The prominent analyst argued that the rising oil prices pose a threat to the “petroleum-driven” world economy and the Western desire to quench this thirst has increased the likelihood of an attack on Syria and Iran.
“The empire is hell-bent on securing what is necessary to sustain its dying economic and industrial engine, regardless of how many lives are taken in the process,” Chin concluded.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and many people have lost their lives in the violence.
The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. But Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
Meanwhile, the United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program, and have used this pretext to push for international and unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
Washington and Tel Aviv have also repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike over its nuclear program.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.