The following article below was originally published by Russia Today:
The Russian Communist leader, Gennady Zuyganov has accused the West of double standards and hypocrisy over its position on Syria which has resulted in “gruesome bloodshed”.
In his words, “When the US unleashed the Arab Spring in Africa and the Middle East; it let the genie – of Islamic fundamentalism – out of the bottle”.
Washington “instils extremist ideology” in the countries that used to have secular regimes, the Communist leader pointed out in a statement published on the party’s website.
“By supporting radical islamists, the USA aims at impose control over the entire region and points the edge of an extremist dagger at Russia,” Zyuganov says.
While making “grandiloquent statements about democracy and human rights, the West has been waging naked aggression against Syria,” the KPRF head said. To achieve that goal, western countries apply technology that had earlier been exercised in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya: they use mercenaries who are portrayed in their media as fighters for freedom “from a tyrant – the legal Syrian leader”.
Citing reports, Zyuganov stated that “the so-called Syrian opposition” is comprised of over 65,000 mercenaries from Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Jordan. At the same time, the Syrian government’s attempts to get the situation under control “are presented as violence against civilians.”
“The West – that declares war on international terrorists, such as the CIA’s brainchild Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brothers – in fact actively cooperates with them. It is with their help that the undeclared war on Syria is waged today,”Zyuganov stated.
All that, the Russian veteran politician observed, is evidence of a double-faced policy led by Western ‘fighters’ for human rights who condemn only one side of the Syrian conflict – the President Bashar al-Assad regime.
“We are told that Western efforts to solve the Syrian problem are being wrecked by Russia and China who block [UN] draft resolutions providing for [military] interference in Syria and bringing order American-style,” Zyuganov pointed out. At the same time, some politicians in the West say they are going to seek the mandate allowing the use of force against Assad’s government with the help of the Friends of Syria group.
“The US needs a solid reason today in order to legalize hostility,” the Communist head concluded.
The Russian Communist Party (KPRF) condemned “imperialist aggression” against Syria and demanded that the West respects the UN Charter and principles.
The only solution to the situation is a complete suspension of financial and political support to “outside mercenaries” and allowing the Syrian people to decide themselves on their fate, Zyuganov said.
The Communists called on Russia’s Foreign Ministry to maintain its constructive stance on the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, “despite massive pressure attempts by pro-American lobby, which is being active in Russia.”