The Middle East has been plunged into another devastating conflict, highlighting the fragile state of the world. On October 7th, 2023, Hamas, the terrorist organization, launched a surprise Full Scale Invasion of Israel, catching the Israeli forces off guard. This led to significant casualties and injuries among the Israeli forces.
Disturbingly, the terrorists attacked military personnel and abducted women and children, taking them as hostages to Gaza City, raising concerns about their safety and well-being.
In response to this aggression, Israel declared a full-scale invasion of the Gaza Strip, initiating an operation named ‘Operation Iron Swords.’ Israel swiftly launched missile attacks on Gaza, resulting in a grim toll of over 300 Palestinians dead and more than 2000 injured within a single day.
The situation escalated further as Israel commenced a ground war, marking it the most prominent military offensive since 1973. Additionally, there are concerns about the potential involvement of Hezbollah and Iran in the conflict, further complicating the situation in the region.
Where is Biden: Sitting and Enjoying
Amidst these events, global leaders, such as French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian PM Narendra Modi, expressed their support for Israel, emphasizing the gravity of the situation. However, as expected Middle Eastern nations, including Qatar and Iran, came out in support of Gaza.
Remarkably, the response from the United States, a longstanding ally of Israel, was notably delayed. The U.S. issued a statement more than 10 hours after the onset of the conflict, despite their historic alliance with Israel, adding a layer of complexity to the unfolding situation in the Middle East.
And even this statement was quite hypocritical. Despite global calls for Israel to address the crisis, the U.S. Mission in Palestine’s deleted tweet urged both sides to refrain from aggression. This move allowed Hamas to realize its sinister goals. While the world called on Israel to take out Gaza.
The US abstained! This raises questions about Biden’s Foreign policy priorities. The Biden administration’s questionable actions in the Middle East were influenced by a potentially two-faced foreign policy driven by war interests or neocons. Now one may think, what will Biden get if it drags Israel into war? Well, actually everything.
What Will Biden Achieve from the Crisis?
The recent conflict in the Middle East has raised concerns about the involvement and stance of the United States, particularly regarding Saudi Arabia and Israel’s efforts to normalize ties.
Saudi Arabia has been in constant communication with the U.S. over the normalization with Israel. Reportedly, Riyadh also seeks a nuclear weapon deal similar to Iran’s as a precondition for normalization with Israel.
Despite these demands, President Biden’s actions and statements have often indicated a lack of enthusiasm for the normalization process. He explicitly stated in a CNN interview that “Israel-Saudi Normalization is not on my watch.”
The timing of the conflict between Israel and Gaza is significant, occurring just when Israel was on the verge of normalizing relations with Saudi Arabia. This conflict is likely to delay the normalization process, given the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in Saudi Arabia, making it unlikely for them to support Israel’s counterattack on Gaza.
Additionally, Saudi Arabia’s demand for a nuclear deal to protect itself from threats like the Houthi rebels backed by Iran seems to have been disregarded by the U.S. The situation has created uncertainties about the future of Israel-Saudi relations, as the conflict has complicated the efforts toward normalization.
Appeasing Iran: The Democrat-Iran Kinship Returns
The Biden administration’s approach towards Iran has yielded significant outcomes in the ongoing conflicts. Despite the chaos, it’s evident that the Biden administration has achieved its desired results from the war.
Now, as the point that the US is benefiting the most, one may ask, is there any proof that US had prepared for the crisis? Indeed it has.
In preparation for the crisis, the U.S. engaged in behind-the-scenes diplomacy with Iran, resulting in a non-formal agreement facilitated by intermediaries from Qatar and Oman.
Over the past few days, the U.S. government approved the release of five Iranian prisoners in exchange for five American detainees held in Iran. Additionally, approximately $20 billion in frozen Iranian assets were unfrozen.
In return, Iran agreed to freeze its uranium enrichment at 60% and allowed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to install cameras at several nuclear sites. Notably, the U.S. made concessions by refraining from enforcing sanctions on Iranian oil sales and permitting the release of the frozen assets.
This arrangement marks a significant de-escalation in the tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The absence of formal documents underscores the secretive nature of the diplomacy involved, with intermediaries playing a crucial role in facilitating these agreements.
The Weapons for Chaos: It was all Pre-Planned
Reports from the Middle East Monitor also indicate a concerning development in the ongoing conflict: weapons supplied by the U.S. to Afghanistan had allegedly made their way into the hands of Palestinian groups, including Hamas.
According to local Palestinian news sources, Israeli military officials confirmed that some of these weapons, initially intended for Afghanistan and other nations, were seized in Afghanistan and subsequently found their way to Palestinian factions.
Furthermore, Ukraine, known for its black market arms trade, has reportedly sold weapons that have also ended up with Hamas. The implications are troubling, raising questions about the lack of oversight regarding the distribution of these weapons.
Connecting these dots suggests a disturbing possibility: that a significant quantity of weaponry provided to Ukraine was not appropriately monitored, potentially enabling its unintended use in the Middle East conflict.
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The beneficiaries of this conflict appear to be just the United States, Neocons, and President Biden. The attack on Israel wasn’t unexpected, yet Israel seemed unprepared, indicating a failure of its renowned Mossad. This was a pre-planned chaos that has been set into motion and now, Gaza is ready to be sacrificed once again for a hot and unstable Middle East.