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Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya interviewed by Press TV
"US troops deployment in Jordan is psychological war for Syria"

Washington’s deployment of troops in Jordan, which is a neighboring country to the unrest-hit Syria, is a psychological war, according to Canadian-based political analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.

15 October 2012

Syria is facing "a psychological war. The tanks on the Syrian border are part of this psychological siege against the Syrian state," Canadian-based sociologist and scholar Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Saturday.

"Their purpose is to create disunity and fear among the Syrian army in particular, as well as members of the government," he added.

The U.S. deployed 150 troops in a base on the outskirts of Amman and has apparently been spending time on the dual goals of reinforcing the Jordanian side of the border with Syria.

Nazemroaya, who is also Research Associate at the Center for Research on Globalization (CRG), noted that the United States and its allies want to keep the violence in Syria “de facto”.

“The war against Syria in terms of external action has been going on for over a year. NATO is involved as well as Turkey and several [Persian] Gulf Arab sheikhdoms,” the analyst said.

"But, they don’t want to see a formal war. They want to keep this de facto. So, you see them continue to send arms in, advisers, Special Forces, [and] commandoes," he said.

"I think it’s very unlikely for a formal declaration of war… by the Turks or by their NATO allies because they want to keep this informal," Nazemroaya concluded.

Press TV, October 14, 2012.

An award-winning author and geopolitical analyst, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is the author of “The Globalization of NATO” (Clarity Press) and a forthcoming book “The War on Libya and the Re-Colonization of Africa”. He has also contributed to several other books ranging from cultural critique to international relations. He is a Sociologist and Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), a contributor at the Strategic Culture Foundation (SCF), Moscow, and a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica, Italy. He has also addressed the Middle East and international relations issues on several TV news networks including Al Jazeera, teleSUR, and Russia Today. His writings have been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2011 he was awarded the First National Prize of the Mexican Press Club for his work in international investigative journalism.