middle east in flames

Middle East is in flames after “multiple volcano eruptions”

One could describe the wider Middle East, nowadays, like an active volcano in multiple instant explosions The Arab world has been engaged in an endless religion civil war as the #syriancivilwar.

Behind all this lies indirectly the long Washington’s arm. However, the American medias, describe what has happened the previous years in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen, as if the USA is just watching these wars from the television and not participating at all in these wars.

A chaotic situation that starts from the five civil war in Syria, the expansion indirect involvement of the jihadist Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq, the involvement in theIraqi and Syrian Kurds issues , the full state dismantling of Libya and now the happenings in Yemen. Where Iran and Saudi Arabia, are interested to show regional power force while projecting their religious quarrels.

The whole uncertain situation in the region has renewed the mandate of as Israel’s Prime Minister , Benjamin Netanyahu who helped him win the Israeli election, because the Palestinian issue has passed in the background scene of the Middle East issues just in 2-3 months after Gaza’s total destruction .

One the one hand, we have the state of Saudi Arabia being encouraged by the US and its allies with the emirates of the Gulf ( except Oman ) Egypt , Jordan and Turkey. On the other hand , the US show ,(as it seems) a new elastic reaction, after the agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program on April the 2nd.

Iran nuclear agreement has been interposed

Iran and the international community reached a historic agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, as announced Thursday,1st of April, evening the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogkerini, the German Foreign Ministry and the Iranian President Hassan Rohan who said that they solutions were found for the “key parameters” of Tehran’s nuclear program, noting that the drafting of the final agreement will begin immediately and should be completed “by the 30th of June.”

The news about this agreement, is the ” informal ” cooperation between Saudi Arabia with Israel , always targeting Shia Iran . Saudi Arabia , however , sometimes cooperates directly and sometimes indirectly with al – Qaeda and the Islamic Caliphate , who are Sunnis as well .

Saudi Arabia and Israel regard as their greatest enemy Iran’s “region” and therfore ” the enemy of my enemy is my friend” . The same happens with the Shia Houthis in Yemen and the Assad government in Syria, which may not be composed of Shia , but is currently an ally of Tehran .

None of the so-called big “channel’ medias which control the global information broadcast, has mentioned the role of the American air base Al -Anad in Yemen, from where used to take off unmanned combat aircrafts or «drones», responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2009 until our days. Furthermore, all this under the forefront of the war against terrorism. The Americans left the air base that arrive just before the rebellious Houthis of «Ansar Allah».

Followed by Saudi Arabia air raids against Yemen, with many civilians casualties and the threat to go “boots on the ground” in cooperation with Egypt. Both these states belong to the American clientèle and would not dare to take action without the OK of Washington.

The truth is that the situation created in Yemen is complicated, not only because of foreign interference in a purely internal affair, but also because of internal infighting opposing country’s Islamic groups.

The Muslim schism

The schism between Shiites and Sunnis,is an important beginning step when we look back to Islam’s history in 632 AD and the dispute over the succession to the Prophet Muhammad and trying to translate this today. The controversy led the battle of Karbala, where Hussein ibn Ali was arrested and beheaded. The event caused the hatred of Shia Islam against Sunni Islam. Today both trends there are moderate and extremist elements from both sites.

Saudi Arabia promotes an extreme fundamentalism called Wahhabism. They inspire al-Qaeda’s and the Islamic Caliphate’s jihadists with their main enemy being the #West (when not fighting against each other).

Behind the Westerners beheadings from the Islamic Caliphate, or different minority Muslim trends in Syria and Iraq, there are some play-boy princes of the house of Saud inspired by ‘ulama (or ulema)’ (fanatic religious leaders) and therefore they finance Wahhabi extremism plannings.

Behind this incredible tangle with its criminal dimensions

,are hiding some arrogant American political leaders and some neo-liberal intellectuals who are not able to understand the possible dimensions of having a lawless state promoted for the sake of just oil multinational interests and Israeli policy.

As the The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005, Harold Pinter, said while accepting his nobel price:

Political language, as used by politicians, does not venture into any of this territory since the majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.

As every single person here knows, the justification for the invasion of Iraq was that Saddam Hussein possessed a highly dangerous body of weapons of mass destruction, some of which could be fired in 45 minutes, bringing about appalling devastation. We were assured that was true. It was not true. We were told that Iraq had a relationship with Al-Qaeda and shared responsibility for the atrocity in New York of September 11th 2001. We were assured that this was true. It was not true. We were told that Iraq threatened the security of the world. We were assured it was true. It was not true.

The truth is something entirely different. The truth is to do with how the United States understands its role in the world and how it chooses to embody it.

Direct invasion of a sovereign state has never in fact been America's favoured method. In the main, it has preferred what it has described as 'low intensity conflict'. Low intensity conflict means that thousands of people die but slower than if you dropped a bomb on them in one fell swoop. It means that you infect the heart of the country, that you establish a malignant growth and watch the gangrene bloom. When the populace has been subdued - or beaten to death - the same thing - and your own friends, the military and the great corporations, sit comfortably in power, you go before the camera and say that democracy has prevailed. This was a commonplace in US foreign policy in the years to which I refer.

The United States supported and in many cases engendered every right wing military dictatorship in the world after the end of the Second World War. I refer to Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. The horror the United States inflicted upon Chile in 1973 can never be purged and can never be forgiven.

Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn't know it.

The invasion of Iraq was a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law. The invasion was an arbitrary military action inspired by a series of lies upon lies and gross manipulation of the media and therefore of the public; an act intended to consolidate American military and economic control of the Middle East masquerading - as a last resort - all other justifications having failed to justify themselves - as liberation. A formidable assertion of military force responsible for the death and mutilation of thousands and thousands of innocent people. We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it 'bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East'.

Related Information:

  • Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism: Islam’s Special Role in Restoring Convivencia (SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies)

  • Israel-Palestine on Record: How the “New York Times” Misreports Conflict in the Middle East

  • :Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar (Cambridge Middle East Library)
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