PRESS TV Posted Tues., June 24, 2014
The United States continues to claim that it is trying to bring peace and justice to Iraq while terrorism is the modern way Washington has chosen to conduct its wars, a political analyst tells Press TV.
“The US has proved that traditional warfare does not work. Iraq was a dismal failure for the US; Afghanistan was a failure for the US. The only effective means they have to flex their muscles and to force policy out there now is terrorism,” Mike Harris, Editor of Veteran’s Today, said in an interview with Press TV.
He added that the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia are accountable for terrorist measures in Iraq.
The analyst emphasized that US Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to parse his words “very carefully” because Washington seeks to pretend that it is fighting terrorists and not aiding them across the world.
The commentator pointed to a further complication of US policies, saying it has been revealed that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri militants have access to nuclear weapons.
“This is probably from the missing US inventory – the 350 missing nukes that were stolen from US inventory due to be de-commissioned,” he added.
Harris described the situation as “very frightening,” arguing that it shows the level of corruption within the US intelligence and also security apparatus.
“We need to clean house in the US. The US government needs to clean house; we need to have a purge of all of those who were involved in this nuclear proliferation around the world,” the analyst said.
Since June 10, Iraq has been witnessing a fresh wave of violence fueled by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. The militants have overrun most of one province and parts of three others north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The UN said on Tuesday that over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq so far this month after the Takfiri militants overran parts of the northern and western regions of the country.