What these claimed “allies” want from the U.S. is greater than what the U.S. wants, needs, or gets from them. Whenever a relationship seems to be falling back into a pattern of false alliance, they should ask what Bill Clinton asked rhetorically of his aides after a meeting with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu: “Who’s the fucking superpower here?” Then they should ask of the other government, “What have you done for the United States lately?”
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The United Arab Emirates is seeking more support from the United States, and it believes it must go through Israel to get it. Other nations also understand the power of the Israel lobby in the US… Egypt, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Qatar, Tunisia, Congo, Venezuela… Obama himself acknowledged the lobby’s gatekeeper role when he reached out to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in order to hire Hillary Clinton as secretary of state… So in his most important appointment, Obama needed to show ‘credibility’ with the Israeli government and its lobby…
Counterterrorism expert Philip Giraldi refutes the claims made by Sec’y of State Mike Pompeo about Iran, Syria, Yemen, Gaza etc. during Pompeo’s whirlwind visit to the Middle East
Investigative journalist Gareth Porter dispels myths about Iran’s alleged nuclear program: Israel has been crying wolf about Iran & nukes since the 1980s (including likely forging documents), while the IAEA has been declaring Tehran’s compliance; the Ayatollah has maintained that WMDs are “unIslamic,” and Iran hasn’t used any (even against Iraq’s WMDs); Iran needs ballistic missiles as a deterrent since it has no air force; and it has never threatened aggression toward Israel.
Richard Falk discusses critical Middle East topics, including the legality of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, Iran and Trump’s “special relationships” with Israel and Saudi Arabia, the future of Syria, and hope for justice in Israel-Palestine.
A leaked cable shows Israel is working behind the scenes to support Saudi actions against Lebanon, Iran, Hezbollah, and Yemen. An analyst says, “Israel is becoming the unlikely leader of the Sunni world.” Lebanon Prime Minister’s resignation is not what it seems…
Sen. Rand Paul: US participation in Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen violates the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution; is not in the interests of Americans; is in fact harmful to the interests of Americans.