Kurginyan: US opposition to Eastern “despotic” states leads to extremism

04.04.2021, Moscow.

The US fight against authoritarianism in the Middle East has strengthened the position of all extremists, stated Sergey Kurginyan, political analyst and leader of the Essence of Time movement, during the program the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov on Russia 1 TV channel on March 30.

Kurginyan said that the United States has chosen a new political strategy in the Middle East. According, the US “ideology is that democracies are fighting authoritarianism“.

The decisive circumstance regarding the autocracies of the Middle East, including the regime of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi or former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is that “by the means of the most ferocious measures they were barely holding together the integrity of their states and ensuring archaic tribes that could tear it apart do not emerge,” the political scientist pointed out.

Kurginyan emphasized that when one says that authoritarism is the primary enemy, then it turns out that all the tribal archaic groups and organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood (organization banned in Russia) are the main friends. It cannot be otherwise, the political scientist noted.

It opens Pandora’s box, it opens everything. Once you call autocracy an enemy, then immediately you call ISIS (organization banned in Russia) a friend! You can’t have it otherwise, it’s either black or white. It’s either Assad or that whole cocktail! Either Mubarak, or that cocktail again. There’s no other way out,” concluded the leader of the Essence of Time movement.

Back in 2005, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced a change of direction in Washington’s foreign policy. “It is time to abandon the excuses that are made to avoid the hard work of democracy,” Rice said at the time.

New US policy resulted in support of various extremists who have sought to overthrow so-called “despotic regimes” in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Libya and Iraq.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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