A political analyst has lashed out at the West for using “human rights” as a pressure tool against some countries while turning a blind eye to the “barbaric” crimes committed by the Takfiri militants in Syria, Press TVreports.
“The Western countries and the Western so-called human rights organizations look around the world to find criticisms of countries they do not like, about the human rights records of the countries they do not like, while at the same time, the mercenaries, whom they are paying for, commit these outrageous barbaric acts in Syria and they do not say a word,” said Ken Stone, with the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, in a Thursday interview with Press TV.
“These foreign-backed mercenaries obviously have nothing to do with freedom and democracy. They are merely the dogs of war that have been unleashed by certain Arab monarchies and Western countries to enforce regime change in Syria,” he added.
Stone called on the West “to step up to the plate and condemn the people that they have paid for and call them off and let the Syrian people come to a solution on their own.”
France and Belgium recently said that the European nationals who fight alongside the foreign-backed militants inside Syria pose a potential threat to the European Union and its allies.
In May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said militants from 29 different countries are operating in different parts of the country.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies, especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.