Takfiri militants currently wreaking havoc on Iraq are operatives of the Israeli regime, an analyst writes for Press TV.
“The Takfiri terrorists afflicting Iraq – like the American invaders – are tools of the Zionists,” Kevin Barrett wrote in an article for the Press TV website.
The analyst was referring to the extremist militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that reportedly captured two provincial capitals this week, namely Tikrit in the Salahuddin Province and Iraq’s second city of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.
Barrett said people in Iraq and the entire Middle East have to “wake up” to what is under way in their countries and “then rise up and throw the Takfiri terrorists, Zionists, and occupiers out of the region.”
He added that the ISIL was created on the al-Qaeda model to pursue the interests of Western governments in the Middle East.
“So perhaps the Zionist-led West is perfectly happy to sit back and watch Iraq get torn apart by the ISIL,” wrote Barrett.
He said the unrest desired by the West in Iraq is currently under way “in the form of the decimation of Iraq by the…terrorists of the ISIL.”
Over the past days, Iraqi armed forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with the Takfiris, who have threatened to take their acts of violence to other Iraqi cities, including the capital, Baghdad. Hundreds of Iraqi volunteers have rushed to army recruitment centers to join the fight against terrorism.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the acts carried out by the militants, calling on the international community to support the Iraqi government’s fight against Takfiris.