Middle East crises and the U.S

February 15, 2019

The U.S. has always been unwilling to address crises in the Middle East region. It is not hard to really know the main causes of conflicts and instability in this volatile part of the world. First and foremost, Washington’s blind support for Tel Aviv has been and will remain to be the chief malefactor behind the conflicts in the Middle East. The incessant pilfering of the Palestinian lands is not only a violation of international law and the basic rights of an entire nation, it has also radicalized the youth in the regional countries, especially those in the Arab world. Add to this the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds in violation of international law. This has just added salt to the wound. Now Israel may boast that it is gradually normalizing ties with certain Arab countries but its unrelenting policy will not help change the minds of the Arabs and other Muslims about the Tel Aviv regime. Add to this the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq in 2003 in violation of international law and frequent warnings by international figures of the time such as Kofi Annan, Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schröder, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nelson Mandela and many others. It is clear to the entire world that the U.S. invasion of Iraq, under the false claim that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, not only led to awful suffering for the Iraqi people it also led to spread of terrorism and violence in the region. Had the U.S. not fanned the flames of religious prejudice in Afghanistan in the 1980s and not invaded Iraq, today there were would not have been such names as al-Qaeda, ISIS and some other terrorist groups. So it is clear that Washington, particularly its current administration, does not really look for a peaceful and stable Middle East. The U.S. knows that the UN council identified 206 Israeli and international companies operating in Israeli settlements in the West Bank (international law views it as occupied territory and considers all settlements there illegal) and said the violations of Palestinian human rights associated with the Israeli settlements are pervasive and devastating, reaching every facet of Palestinian life. Owing to settlement development and infrastructure, Palestinians suffer from restrictions on freedom of religion, movement and education; their rights to land and water; access to livelihoods and their right to an adequate standard of living; their rights to family life; and many other fundamental human rights. If the U.S. is actually looking for ways to stabilize the region it must put right its mistake: end supporting Israel which has been acting for decades against all internationally accepted norms and international law.

It is clear that Washington, particularly its current administration, does not really look for a peaceful and stable Middle East.