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A prominent political analyst says UN chief Ban Ki-moon should be impeached for reducing the world body into a tool in the hands of Western powers to use against other nations, Press TV reports.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Dr. Webster Griffin Tarpley denounced Ban’s comments on the crisis in Syria and his echoing of the West’s call for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
On Monday, Ban expressed “extreme concerns” over continued violence in Syria, urging the Syrian government and the armed rebels “to exercise restraint and avoid any further bloodshed.”
“More fighting is not the answer. Further militarization of this conflict will only perpetuate the devastation and prolong the suffering. A sectarian civil war would also gravely imperil Syria’s neighbors. The only solution is a Syrian-led transition that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people,” he told reporters.
“What you heard before from Ban Ki-moon, I think underlines his hypocrisy, his status really as an imperialist operative. There is no other way to describe him: systematically biased in favor of the NATO death squads that have come into the country, systematically a hatred of the Assad regime,” Tarpley said.
He blamed Ban for turning the United Nations ‘into an instrument malleable in the hands of the Western military alliance (NATO) against independent countries.’
“If you let the United Nations become the instrument of the US, British, NATO attacks on independent countries, then you’re threatening the very existence of this institution and I would say that is what Ban Ki-moon is doing,” the expert stated.
“His behavior is a scandal; he should resign or he should be impeached if there is a means to do that through the Security Council,” Tarpley demanded.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says ‘outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists’ are behind the unrest while the opposition accuses the security forces of killing the protesters.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country.