Y Net News
Sept 2, 2013
As Barack Obama embarks on a fateful campaign to enlist the support of US lawmakers for a strike in Syria, the Middle Eastern nation launched a media campaign of its own portraying Americans as cowards and war mongers.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad is leading the media offensive with a line of interviews with leading news outlets and foreign publications. Speaking with the BBC, he said Monday that any US military action against Syria would amount to “support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates”.
Last weekend, US Secretary of State John Kerry presentedevidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against thousands of Syrians in order to justify an attack. According to Kerry, August 21’s chemical assault killed more than 1,400 people, including 426 children.
Muqdad is claiming that rebels, and not government forces, used unconventional weapons. He warned that US intervention in Syria would deepen “hatred for the Americans” and destabilize the whole Middle East.
This article was posted: Monday, September 2, 2013 at 11:30 am