London, 29 Jul – Struan Stevenson, the President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), wrote a piece for the Daily Caller criticising America’s resistance to get involved in the Syrian civil war.
Not only has this allowed Bashar al-Assad to slaughter his own people without fear of retribution but it’s also allowed Vladimir Putin and Iran to provide support for the Syrian dictator and increase their own power within the Middle-East, he argues.
Stevenson, a former Member of the European Parliament for Scotland, said: “Iran’s fingerprints on this kind of atrocity should come as no surprise. The fascist mullah-regime has exploited the war against Daesh to expand its influence and hegemony in the country.”
He said that Iraq’s former corrupt Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who was approved by the US, paved the way for Daesh in Iraq by aggressively targeting the Sunni population of Iraq. Maliki was in power for eight years and, arguably, still manipulates Iraqi politics.
Stevenson, who was President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq and the Chair of Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup, said: “President Obama’s desperate search for a significant foreign-policy victory before he leaves the White House may prove to be a costly military gamble, but the price will be paid by innocent Sunni men, women and children who face imminent death and destruction in Mosul. The real victors will be the mullahs in Tehran who will forever thank America for helping them to ethnically cleanse Iraq of its Sunni population and to enable their theocratic Iranian regime to extend its evil influence exponentially across the Middle East.”