Experts: US unwise to wage war on Assadsal

Experts: US unwise to wage war on Assadsal

A US military strike against Syria, if implemented, would be the "most directionless" action taken by Washington in its Middle East policies over the past six decades, Chinese observers said.

Ye Hailin, an expert on Middle East studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said such an attack would be illogical and not in line with US interests in the region.

"This is the most directionless move in Washington's Middle East policies since Britain and France retreated from the region after World War II," Ye said.

"The Obama administration reached the conclusion that Syria used chemical weapons, although it did not send investigators there. Also, its judgment was based on video footage, not on uncontaminated physical evidence," he said.

Meanwhile, UN investigators are still working on samples collected at the scene and have not yet reached a conclusion, Ye said.

"And now that the Obama administration says it has reliable intelligence that 1,429 people died in the chemical onslaught, where are the bodies?"

Ye added that a limited strike from the US will by no means stop the use of chemical weapons in Syria, if the allegation is true.

The strike is also meaningless in terms of ending the rule of the Syrian government, he said.

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