…by Jonas E. Alexis
If you haven’t realized that the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are the axis of evil in the Middle East, then think again. The Associated Press itself has recently reported:
“A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns the militants had seized across Yemen and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.”
The Press declared that this deal allows the US to stop attacking the West, but no serious person can take this point seriously. The simple fact is that the US, Saudi Arabia, and the Israeli regime have been supporting terrorist cells in the Middle East since the beginning of time.
In fact, any terrorist group that superficially pledges allegiance to Israel and Saudi Arabia is a friend of the United States. We have already seen in the previous article how Israeli ambassador Michael Oren himself admitted that Israel did support terrorist cells in Syria.
So the plot thickens again: the so-called war on terror in the Middle East has been weighed and found wanting. There is no such thing as war on terror. There is no such thing as spreading “democracy” and “freedom.” The war machine has been using those terms in order to advance Zionist or Israeli propaganda in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Here is something again to consider: how many lives have the Saudis obliterated in Yemen, using al-Qaeda and other terrorist organs? It has been estimated that for the past three years alone, the war in Yemen has taken the lives of at least 50,000 people. “At least 6,500 civilians — including 1,625 children — were killed between March 2015 and July 19, 2018, according to data collected by the U.N. human rights office.”
Even the Washington Post itself agrees that humanitarian crisis in Yemen is “the most dire in the world.” Last June, the Post reported that “Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been scrambling from their villages as fighting closes in on a strategic city on the Red Sea, inflaming a humanitarian crisis already considered the most severe in the world.”
Does Trump give a damn? No. Does Netanyahu give a damn? No. Do the Zionist media and the Neocons give a damn? No. They are concerned about Russia, Iran, and the lost war in Syria. In fact, Trump wants to tell us all that reinstating more sanctions on Iran will inevitably bring “world peace.” “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” he said. “I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!”
Obama was smart enough to realize that Iran is not an enemy of the United States or the West, and that making a reasonable deal with Iran was legitimate. Now Trump is telling us that he is trying to bring peace to the world by imposing more sanctions on Iran, a country that has not even attacked another country in hundreds of years! There are some ideas that are so dumb that only Donald Trump will believe them.
-  Kareem Fahim, “The deadly war in Yemen rages on. So why does the death toll stand still?,” Washington Post, August 3, 2018.
-  Sudarsan Raghavan, “Running on empty,” Washington Post, June 14, 2018.
-  Susannah George and Zeke Miller, “President Trump Says He Reinstated Sanctions on Iran for ‘WORLD PEACE’,” Time, August 7, 2018.
-  For studies on this, see Trita Parsi, Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017); Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008); A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.