Published on Oct 13, 2015
The successful Russian air campaign against Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria has exposed the bankrupt US policy towards the terrorist group, an American researcher says. Dennis Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a report which says the CIA-trained militants in Syria are now under Russian missile strikes with little prospect of rescue by their US supporters. Russia has directed parts of its military campaign against US-backed terrorists and other extremist groups in an effort to weaken them, The Associated Press reported on Saturday, citing unnamed US officials.“Russia has shown the US policy to be totally bankrupt, because it’s accomplished basically in one week what the US could not accomplish in one year,” Etler said.“But, of course, the US never wanted to disarm, or dismantle ISIS [Daesh/ISIL]. They basically wanted to keep it there to implement its policy, and they were basically conducting a fake war, a phony war against ISIS,” he added.