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US Stealing Syrian Oil to Send it to ‘Israel’: Former US Diplomat

A former United States diplomat in Saudi Arabia said the US has been plundering Syria’s natural resources to send them to other places that will benefit from American theft.

“The United States of America is moving soldiers from Iraq, which it is occupying, to Syria, which it continues to occupy, in order to steal Syrian oil from the Syrian people and to send the oil to somewhere else, presumably to the Apartheid entity (Israel) and other places that will benefit from American theft of Syrian oil,” Press TV quoted J. Michael Springmann as saying on Saturday.

Springmann is an American political commentator and author. He was head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the administrations of former presidents Reagan and Bush from September 1987 through March 1989.

Responding to reports that the US military has transferred hundreds of troops from Iraq to Syria’s energy-rich northeastern province of Hasaka, Springmann underscored: “This is typical of the US and should be shown in contrast to 25,000 soldiers that were surrounding Joe Biden when he was being inaugurated, just a few days ago.”

Syria’s state-run television network reported earlier that 200 troops were flown to American bases in the town of al-Shaddadi onboard helicopters on 21 January.

Source: Sputnik

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