Middle East Is On Verge Of New War Following Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

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On November 28, SouthFront released a video analysis entitled “Would Anyone Profit From a New War in the Middle East?”. The video said that despite tensions in the region the possibility of a new war in in the near future was relatively low because no regional player was interested in it.

The only side, which could be interested in the conflict, was the United States. Such a war will contribute to interests of the US military industrial complex and lead to a growth of oil prices. High oil prices will impact positively the US shale oil production sector.

However, it was hard to expect developments, which took place last week. On December 6, US President Donald Trump officially recognized the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s true capital and declared an intent to move the US embassy there. The decision faced a condemnation from the regional powers and the international community and sparked a new round of violence between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Following Trump’s declaration, Politburo Chief of the Palestinian Hams movement Ismail Haniyeh called for an uprising against Israel in the West Bank and Jerusalem and declared December 8 the “day of rage”. Hezbollah released an official statement supporting Hamas’ intent and called on the Arab League and the Islamic world to provide a political, media, financial and even military support for the Palestinian people.

On December 7, the Palestinian al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades fired several rockets at Israeli settlements north of the Gaza Strip. The group said in a statement that this was only the first response to the US decision and more actions will follow. The Israeli Defense Forces said that a battle tank and a warplane had targeted two posts in Gaza in response to the shelling.

On December 8, the al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades once again shelled settlements in southern Israel. In response, Israeli warplanes bombed an alleged Hamas training compound and a warehouse in Gaza.

On the same day, large-scale anti-Israeli riots started across the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Israel responded with deploying security forces and the army. According to reports, at least two Palestinians have been killed and hundreds others have been injured in the ongoing violence so far. The Israeli government warmly welcomed the US decision and it is not going to tolerate any opposition from the Palestinians.

On December 7, Iraqi paramilitary group Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba declared that Tump’s decision is a “legitimate reason” to attack US soldiers in Iraq.

“Trump’s stupid decision… will be the big spark for removing this entity [Israel] from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces,” Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba leader Akram al-Kaabi said, according to Reuters.

Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba is a part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), an umbrella organization composing of various pro-government militias. The PMU is officially incorporated into the Iraqi Armed Forces. Thus, a part of the armed forces of one of the American allies in the war on ISIS now has an intent to attack US troops.

The new crisis started just days after the reduction of tensions among concerning parties involved in the recent escalation over Lebanon. Israel, Hezbollah and their backers are once again put on the verge of an open military conflict, which could easily start if the Israeli-Palestinian tensions develop further.

The US political elites could not have been unaware of expected consequences of the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Was this move a part of the system policy of the US or just a caprice of Trump and his inner circle?

When such irrational events happen, willing or not, an independent observer starts wondering about various conspiracy theories.

The situation is escalating. Israel is ready to implement active military measures in response to any actions of Hamas, Hezbollah or any other regional players. And the US president bears direct responsibility for the escalation in the region and possible casualties from the both sides.

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  • Jerry Hamilton

    The IDF will fire more rockets towards Israel and Netanyahu will start a bloodbath.
    Well done Trump, you were Israels dream come true.

    • ruca

      You are correct, however, Jared fucking Kushner was the Zionist wet dream. Emotionless ziobot he is. Pulling on at least 2 of tRump’s heart strings.

  • Barry Warmkessel

    Israel has Palstine sealed up tighter than a drum. With fighter/bomber jets, tanks and other such vehicles and atomic bombs, Israel is free to do what it does best, commit a genocide of the Palestinian People. Bibi Netanyahu is the Adolf Hitler of our time, and for a few we’ll placed bribes, the USA government is a joyful supporter of this holocaust.

    If a war does break out against Israel, they will come crying for the USA’s financial and military support. One would not want Israelis to have to fight a ‘real fight’ for their right to continue their genocidal policies against the Arabs of this world.

    • Joe

      They have already asked US to attack Iran before as they themselves are no match for Iran.

      All failed as US themselves ain’t sure of defeating Iran

  • RichardD

    Hamas would win elections in Palestine, the Jerusalem embassy issue is an attempt to prevent that.

  • Alder

    I have the feeling that this whole thing is way overblown and will die down within a few weeks as people fail to rise up like they have in the past.

    Trumps shattered the failed status quo for better or worse.

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Phillip Giraldi;
    “ Americas Jews are driving American Neo Conservative ideology” Head the
    Iran Haters Groups in the USA. Former CIA agent.

    David Frum/Max Boot/ Bill Kristol/ Bret Stephen and
    Robert Kagan-Non JEWS

    INFLUENTIAL JEWS who drive the Iran Haters Groups in
    the U$A.

    Mark Dubowitz/Michael LEDEEN/ Reuel Marc
    Gerecht-Foundation for the Defense of “Democracy”/ Daniel Pipes-Middle East
    Foundation/ John Podhoretz Commentator for another idealogue media/ Elliot
    Abrams-Council on Foreign Affairs/ Meyrav Wurmster-Middle East Research
    Institute-MERI/Kimberley Kagan-Institute for the study of War Making/Frederick
    Kagan/Danielle Pletka/ David Wurmster-American Enterprise Insitute/

    AIPAC-LOBBY ON BEHALF OF ISRAHELL. AIPAC is the final recipe starting back in
    Switzerland as ; The JEWISH Agency in 1929 which became the American Zionist
    Emergency Appeal between 1939-1943. Helped by the United Jewish Appeal which
    morphed into AZEC and then AZC9 American Zionist Council). We know what
    happened in 1963 when 2 Kennedy brothers tried to enforce the FARA Laws by
    getting these aforementioned organisations to register as “Foreign Agents”. The
    court matter was handled by SIMON RIFKIND lawyer and, who knew JFK quite well.
    After the 2 brothers were assassinated, the matter was not pursued by any
    President.

    WINEP-The Washington Institute of Near East Studies

    Hudson Institute owned and
    operated by JEWS; $Chump and Jared Kushner and Nikki Hailey are the 3 new employees of Israhell.

  • Hide Behind

    Of course Trumps actions are systemic within US policy towards ME.
    US , let’s just stop crying that Israel controls, as US leaders of politics, military and Science/education orgs have total control over its policy actions.
    Events such as recognition of Israel’s, already since inception defacto capital, as Jerusalem has been banging around both houses of Congress for 30 years, and has a lot more support from mainly Hard Right and Southern Republican who are backed politicly and financially by 80+millions Christian Zionist.
    Let alone the hidden Democrats who kiss AIPAC for same reasons.
    Let’s get real; the Nations of ME never really gave a Fly’n pig about true status of Palestine or Gaza peoples, other than as a means to control and manipulate own peoples.
    The financial, and yes political behind the scenes collaboration by UAE , Euro and Israel ranks in high tens of billions in USD.
    Of all the supporters of Palestinian and cohesion of Central Asian and Muslims Iran stands alone as true to cause.
    The supporters by internet fingers only contribute hot air, no blood, funds or for that matter, actively demonstrate within US.
    A war in ME, get F’n real. There is no power or group of powers in ME not afraid of full might of Israel and US combined.
    Oh maybe home made fireworks and stones will get over Israeli walls , while lots of Arab leases sit about and BS, kinda like if one lays dying and receives get well cards.

  • Emmanuel Moyana

    This region was always to fragile to be left to Trump’s son in law. War isn’t nice especially on the innocents who get caught up in it.

  • Raptar Driver

    Luke.21 [20-24]
    “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
    Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it;
    for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written.
    Alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! For great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people;
    they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”