(Dr. Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine Corps veteran and a 1986 graduate of the US Army War College.)
Alan Sabrosky made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on Washington-led coalition airstrikes in Syria that began last week.
“As far as I can tell, this is simply an attempt by the Administration to do what it could not do a year ago.”
“What I can see happening is that the targets they’re selecting are those that have, in many cases, no military value at all to ISIS or any other rebel group but really are intended to break whatever infrastructure the Syrian government will have when the fighting is over, such as: the Conoco oil refinery and the grain elevator” Sabrosky said.
Washington intends to inflict “such damage to the economic and industrial infrastructure within Syria that any Syrian government after the fighting will be so weakened that it will be vulnerable to further attacks.”
Sabrosky, also noted that it is important for the international community to understand that “War has become a normal part of the American political, public and social environment here.”
“There is almost no public or congressional questioning, much less public opposition to the attacks now taking place in Iraq and Syria.”
“War has become a normal part of discourse in the US, as the country is now entering its 14th year of continuous warfare.”
“That is extremely dangerous for a lot of other countries,” he stated.