The U.S. still seeks regime change in Syria by any means


Syrian rebels attend a U.S. training session in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

The main purpose of what the United States is doing in the Middle East is to achieve regime change in Syria by any means necessary, an American political commentator says.

Eric Draitser, the founder of, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on the Pentagon’s latest statement about the so-called moderate Syrian militants.

Militants from the so-called Syrian Revolutionary Front and the Harakat Haz recently surrendered to al-Nusra Front in Syria with some fighters pledging to join the group.

On Monday, the US Defense Department downplayed the setback created after al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overran strategic northern areas in Syria occupied by US-backed “moderate” militants.

“It has come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the events on the ground in Syria and the US policy towards Syria to find that the Pentagon is now backpedaling regarding its program of providing weapons to so-called moderate rebels in Syria,” Draitser said, adding, “because of course we know – that’s to say those who are actually aware of the reality in Syria – understand that the idea of so-called moderate rebels is itself a mythology.”

The Nusra terrorists have made advancements along an area in north of Syria which borders Turkey and driven out US-backed fighters from their strongholds.

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