Mark Dankof: US Syria no-fly zone 'unconstitutional'


U.S. President Barack Obama is “unconstitutionally and illegally” interfering with the internal affairs of another country by approving military aid for militant groups in Syria.
“Obama is doing this primarily at the behest of the Israeli lobby which wants to see the Syrian regime replaced as a prelude to an attack on Iran,” said Mark Dankof, a former U.S. Senate Candidate, in an interview with the U.S. Desk on Monday.
“And it’s quite obvious the no-fly zone and all of these airstrike talks against Syria are an attempt to implement this policy,” he added.
Obama’s decision came after the U.S. intelligence community claimed that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against the insurgents, who have been fighting Syrian government forces for more than two years. Damascus has strongly rejected the accusation.
President Obama had earlier warned that the use of chemical weapons is a red line for Washington.
A senior Russian lawmaker dismissed the U.S. accusation, calling the claims “fabricated” and a pretext for military action.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, also said on Friday that “what was presented to us by the Americans does not look convincing.”
es with Al-Qaeda.”
Dankof said the United States, in this case, “is clearly working with Al-Qaeda, is working with the Al-Nusra front which is affiliated in many cas
Damascus has repeatedly said that the conflict is being orchestrated from outside the country with militants coming from at least 29 different nations fighting against the government.

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