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16 Mar, 2012 20:49

‘US wants to redraw Middle East map’

The map the Pentagon wants to see in the Middle East would leave Syria without access to the oil-rich Mediterranean Sea, and with the goal of redirecting oil flows to China and Europe, researcher William F. Engdahl told RT.

Engdahl says the Arab Spring in general is a well-planned, long-term project aimed at regime change in the Islamic world. And looking at the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolutions, it is anarchy instead of democracy that was successfully achieved. “We can look at the record that the Arab Spring has brought in terms of so-called democracy, and it’s a catastrophe as was predicted at the outbreak. Because if you go to Egypt, if you go to Libya, you have armed bands. The [Libyan] National Council – they are shooting each other; total anarchy and chaos.”Engdahl says that “the so-called opposition inside Syria has been financed, weaponized by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and Qatar."“Propaganda coming out of Al-Jazeera and Qatari-owned outlets is very one-sided, it makes it appear to be a black and white situation – which it's not at all,” he says.He claims that the goal of the external forces, such as the National Endowment for Democracy, the US State Department and the Pentagon, is “redrawing the map of the Middle East and militarization of the Middle East to control the oil flows to countries like China, to the European Union and so on.”“The Pentagon map [of a new Middle East] is showing that Syria, under the proposed changes, would simply have no access any longer to the Mediterranean – which is rich with oil and gas, as recent discoveries have confirmed.”