The comment comes as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used extremely harsh language against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, calling him a "mute devil" as war of words against one of Israel’s main enemies escalates.
Erdogan made the remarks on Sunday during a speech at a government communications forum in the United Arab Emirates, which has joined Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey in backing foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.
"We will not remain silent in the face of…the mute devil, who mercilessly carried out massacres against his own people," Erdogan told the gathering in Sharjah, just north of Dubai.
An interview with senior editor of Veterans Today Gordon Duff in Ohio to further discuss the issue.
Q: It is quite clear that the war of words has been stepped up to another level against Syria as well as when we see the West putting as much support as it can towards these foreign-backed insurgents. Where do you think this is going because many say this isn’t just about Syria anymore, it’s a bigger plan for a greater Middle East, do you agree?
Duff: I agree entirely. Erdogan has never had any credibility, he has been in the hip pocket, he and his military working with Israel, working with the United States, working under the boot of Israel for many years.
The statements he has made about President Assad he has made while in the United Arab Emirates. He is utterly ignoring the activities, the brutal crimes occurring in Bahrain. What he has exposed, very clearly exposed the axis between Tel Aviv, Ankara, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia and how they’re acting in concert, how they’ve really been acting in concert for a very long time.
Q: So what is the end game over here Mr. Duff with these alliances that are being formed that were largely unexpected by many what does the West hope to achieve in the Middle East?
Duff: The long game for the West is to be able to temporarily stabilize the Middle East, to maintain control of the oil pipelines to make sure they bleed every bit of cash they can out of the Caspian basin while they move counter terrorist activities as they guise for war in Mali for instance which is going to be expanding into Niger down into Nigeria.
It’ll be heading into Kenya and that’s going to be part of a broader plan to gain control of all of Africa’s resources. This is the long game and the US knows that there is no way it can win in Afghanistan, it knows that it can’t control Iraq; Syria is an easy target for balkanization.
The Arab nations and Israel are showing that they’ve long been banded together. This isn’t new; this has been going on for a long time. This is the issue that the Egyptian people had with Mubarak that he’d become an Israeli puppet. Erdogan has long been the same. It’s time people began realistically looking at the political alignments here and what they’ve always been.