The consequences of the failed American foreign policy in the Middle East has seldom been more vivid with the defeat of ISIS; the U.S. surrogate in the Syrian conflict. ISIS, a blended creation of the CIA and the Mossad was the inevitable result of sanctioning the murder of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. With the support of Russian involvement, Syria’s President Bashar Hafez al-Assad was able to fend off the imperialist efforts of Israel to remove him from office and destroy his country. Defeating ISIS on the battlefield has never been the intention of the DC shadow government. The consistent policy under every US administration has been to protect the Zionist state above all else. Unfortunately, the Trump regime is no different and certainly does not follow a genuine America First foreign policy.
This background sets the stage for the next manipulation in the region. YeniSafak asks, What happened in the Mideast after Trump’s Saudi visit? Their answer provides a list of developments.
May 20 – Trump’s visit do Riyadh
June 5 – Qatar crisis
June 21 – New crown prince
July 30 – Al-Sadr in Saudi Arabia
Sept. 25 – Illegitimate referendum in the KRG
Oct. 12 – Hamas and Fatah reconciliation
Oct. 13 – Nuclear deal in Congress
Oct. 24 – Saudi Arabia returns to ‘moderate Islam’
Nov. 2 – Iran and al-Qaeda link in Bin Laden documents
Now the Daily Mail reports, Saudi Arabia king to step down and hand over the crown to his 32-year-old son. The palace putsch against rival princes has a nice ring to justify their removal from influence has less to do with their corruption than a strategic shift in public perception. As with all coups, the deed must be explained by a plausible narrative to divert from the actual aims that are put into motion.
Start with the account that Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing is best explained in that the next king reflects not a mere opening to Western investment or a relaxing of social taboos, but fundamentally acknowledges long concealed cooperation with Israel.
“Bin Salman’s power grab is in itself spectacular. But the wider significance of this can only be fully understood in conjunction with events in Israel. The Jewish state is hardly a natural ally for Saudi Arabia, but they have long shared a common enemy: Iran. Both fear the latter is exploiting the opening created by the fall of Isis, and the triumph of the Assad regime in Syria, to dominate the region. Iran and its proxies — whether the Houthi rebels in Yemen or Hezbollah in Lebanon — are in the ascendant, and neither Israel nor Saudi Arabia are going to sit on the sidelines.”
So what are the prospects for a joint alignment between a country that has never recognized the State of Israel or an apartheid society who has never admitted they are a significant nuclear power?
This warning indentifies the significance of the Saudi abdication, which sets the stage for the Growing ties between Saudis and Israelis could be an ominous sign.
“The winds of war in the Middle East, specifically pitting Iran against Saudi Arabia, are turning into a full-blown sandstorm. And the latest evidence of this comes from a surprising source: An interview in a Saudi newspaper.
Here are the three (Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. General Gadi Eisenkot. quotes from Saudi Arabia’s Elaph newspaper that deserve the most attention:
“With President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat.”
“We are ready to share intelligence, (with Saudi Arabia), if necessary. There are many common interests between us.”
“Iran seeks to take control of the Middle East, creating a Shi’ite crescent from Lebanon to Iran, and then from the Gulf to the Red Sea. We must prevent this from happening.”
Oy vey, how dare those nasty Iranians defend themselves from the expansion of “Greater Israel” designs? From the Neocon publication the Washington Free Beacon, Natalie Johnson parrots the establishment viewpoint in Israel Concerned Syria De-Escalation Zone Will Bring Iran Closer to its Border. This attitude from a country that put boots on the ground within Syria bombed and sought the removable of the Bashar Hafez al-Assad.