Jean Bricmont: There’s no limit to how crazy they can be. They haven’t finished the war with Libya, which was supposed to last days, not weeks, not months. Now it’s been months, they say another three months. So they haven’t even finished Libya yet, and they are maybe going to go to another war with Syria. I think it’s completely crazy, but I don’t know how crazy they can be. It seems to me that they think they have a unique capability and legitimacy to solve all the problems in the world. I find that amazing. . . . You know very well that there are civilians being killed in Libya by NATO, so I don’t think they [the Syrians] need that help. There’s even been a demonstration of Syrians in Paris who asked not to intervene in Syria.
Paris, 5 June 2011
Jean Bricmont is the author of Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War. This video was released by Russia Today on 8 June 2011. The text above is an edited partial transcript of the interview. Cf. “Turkey Mulls Buffer Zone on Syrian Border” (RIA Novosti, 11 June 2011); “Russian Envoy to Africa to Meet Syria Opposition in Moscow” (RIA Novosti, 11 June 2011).