The Middle East Is On The Verge Of A New War Again

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The Middle East Is On The Verge Of A New War Again

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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 sated that the possibility of a new war in the region in the near future was relatively low because no regional player was interested in it.

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

However, it was hard to expect developments, which took place this week. On December 6, US President Donald Trump officially recognized the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s true capital and declared an official intent to move the US embassy there. The decision faced a condemnation from the regional powers, including Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Turkey, Qatar and Iran, and the international community.

The observed reduction of tensions among concerning parties immediately turned into a new round of escalation in the region.

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 the Israeli settlements of Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev north of the Gaza Strip. The group said in a statement that this was only the first response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said that 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.

Iraqi paramilitary group Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba declared that Tumpr’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 declared 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 officially. The PMU is officially incorporated into the Iraqi Armed Forces. This clearly put lives of the US soldiers in Iraq at risk.

On December 8, large anti-Israeli riots erupted 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 217 others have been injured in the ongoing violence so far. The Israeli government warmly welcomed the US decision. It is not going to tolerate any opposition from the Palestinians.

The US political elites could not have been unaware of the impact of the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on the situation in the region. 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 taking into account various conspiracy theories.

The situation is rapidly escalating and the region is now on the verge of a new war again. Israel is ready to implement active military measures in response to any actions of Hamas, Hezbollah or any other regional players.

In any case, Trump bears direct responsibility for the escalation in the region and possible casualties from the both sides.

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  • eric zweistein

    Very poor analysis. Almost childish.

  • RichardD

    Many Americans would like to see Jewmerica go away and don’t approve of the Israel first policy of the US government:

    “Majority of Americans oppose moving embassy to Jerusalem …

    According to a new poll conducted by the University of Maryland, The Middle East and Russia: American attitudes on Trump’s foreign policy, found that a strong majority of Americans (63 percent), including 44 percent of Republicans oppose moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

    https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2017/12/07/majority-of-americans-oppose-moving-embassy-to-jerusalem-poll-suggests

    – Over 40% Of Americans Back Sanctions on Israel –

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/poll-over-40-of-americans-back-sanctions-on-israel-for-crimes-against-palestinians/227594/

    – overwhelming support from US public to allow UN establishment of Palestinian state –

    http://mondoweiss.net/2016/12/overwhelming-establishment-palestinian/

    – 81% of Americans Oppose “Aid” to Israel –

    http://newobserveronline.com/81-americans-oppose-aid-israel/

    • FlorianGeyer

      Surely that’s anti semitic Richard :)
      Americans must learn to deeply deeply love Israel much more than the USA and also be prepared to sacrifice all for the Chosen Few.

      • RichardD

        Jewmerica is as much a part of the problem as Israel, they’re 2 sides of the same coin. Jewmerica isn’t a suitable peace process intermediary and needs to be replaced, as the embassy relocation and recognition of all of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel at the expense of the Palestinians shows.

        The Israelis may refuse to accept a different “intermediary”, because they don’t want to get involved in a process that could lead to an equitable solution. At which point the US veto at the UN should be bypassed and Palestine admitted using the 67 borders as the default position.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Here are just a few assets that ‘jewmerica’ has blessed you with Richard.

          Wall Street bankers, Military Industrial Complex, Health care to die for,Further Education fees,17 Intelligence agencies,AIPAC, NSA ,Southern Poverty Law Centre, Political Correctness, Gender awareness, Tens of thousands of disabled veterans, 20 Trillion National Debt, Bush Jnr and Obama, CNN, CSNBC etc, Hollywood, The Holocaust museum experience, Mexican Handymen and maids, Mexican drugs, The closure of all those dirty factories where honest hard working blue collar workers of all colours earned a living, Supermax jails to house the ungrateful workers who lost their jobs,The best justice that money can buy, Militarised police forces with assault rifles and armoured vehicles, Voting procedures that puts Nigeria to shame,The best trashy TV in the world , Mass civic hysteria and sooooo much more.

          Jewish influence has always been unique in the world Richard :)
          It would surely be antisemitic to disagree ? :)

          • RichardD

            They’ve done similar things other places many times. I’m sure that the Germans were horrified, literally, after the first world war watching what the Jews were doing in eastern Europe and Russia. And how they were trying to get something similar going in Germany. Which strengthened the Nazis because they offered an alternative. I’m beginning to wonder if they’re not trying to use the same play book with Trump.

      • You can call me Al

        Does “anti Semitic” = logical = hates murderous regimes.

        • FlorianGeyer

          I would think it does :)

  • Jesus

    Moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is one of the details of the peace agreement being crafted by Trump. The Jews get their bone to accomplish a temporary satisfaction.

  • Michael Qiao
    • Jesus

      There will not be any such thing as greater Israel, zionists can dream on, Israel shall face perilous times in the future.

      • You can call me Al

        They shall be eliminated I pray.

        • Jesus

          All zionists will be gone, some Jews will be preserved.

          • You can call me Al

            Good with that and totally agree.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      up: reality
      down: bullshit

  • Sephy

    Muslims are the Muslims biggest enemies.

  • RichardD

    “”We reiterate our position against the statement made by the United States representative at the UN Security Council during the session, which violates the position of the international consensus,” Abbas said.

    “We renew our rejection of the American position towards the city of Jerusalem,” he said, stressing that the United States of America is no longer qualified to act as the broker and mediator of the peace process.”

    http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=NwpbJMa95531255622aNwpbJM

  • cortisol

    The idea was probably to get Palestinians commit violence so the zios can kill them all once and for all.