The White House is unable to extricate itself from the war in Syria. President Trump is hindered both by the self-proclaimed « stable state » (according to the anonymous op ed in the New York Times), which continues to pursue the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, and by the reactivated ambitions of his Israëli, French, British and Turkish allies. The logic of these interests could displace the war instead of resolving it.
The Trump Administration is getting ready to reveal to the public its plan for the Middle East. Right now the two architects of this plan, Jared Kuschner (see photo) and Jason Greenblat, are preparing several collaborators that have to work on the following issues: the consequences of the plan on the political level and in terms of security; the economic consequences; strategic communication. In Riyadh, King Salman of Saudi Arabia recalled that the Kingdom maintained the positions (...)
The Oval Room of the White House, 20 March 2018: when he receives the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump displays a diagram of the forecast US arms sales to Saudi Arabia. According to Reuters, the Pentagon is preparing for a summit to be held on 12 and 13 October to create a Middle East Strategic Alliance, also known by the acronym MESA) . Essentially this would be an alliance of the Gulf Monarchies around Saudi Arabia, plus Egypt and Jordan. The article presents this (...)
The Knesset: The Likud and Israel Beytenou have introduced a draft law to give statutory force to Israel's undertaking to promote the creation of a Kurdish State, in any of the following territories: Turkey, Syria or Iraq. During the Cold War, Israel struck up an alliance with the Iraqi Kurds and promoted Mustafa Barzani to the rank of an official of the Israeli National Intelligence Agency, Mossad. In contrast, Israel fought with the Turkish Kurds, including those that took refuge in (...)
Although the global medias treat the events in the Greater Middle East as unconnected incidents, Thierry Meyssan interprets them as successive moves on the same chess-board. He sees the conflicts around Israël as an organic whole and questions whether President Trump has the capacity to arrive at regional peace.
The din that surrounds the US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal hides the real issues. The most important thing is this fundamental fact: Israel is a nuclear power while Iran is not one.
Seen from the West, three democratic elections have just been held in Tunisia, Lebanon and Iraq. But for the People of these nations, the votes had little to do with the democratic ideal, because the institutions that were imposed upon them by the West were designed to prevent them from having a free choice of their leaders.
In response to the United States backing out of the nuclear agreement, the Revolutionary Guard have attacked Israël from their Syrian bases. Are we headed towards a new regional war, or is this an operation intended for the interior use of Iran?
Although for the most part, observers are taking sides in the Russo-US conflict and hoping for the victory of their camp, Moscow is attempting to calm the atmosphere in the Middle East. It is therefore opposed to an attack on Israël by Iran, just as it was opposed to an Israëli operation against Iran in 2008.
1. The Second Brussels Conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" took place on 24-25 April 2018. It was hosted by the European Union and co-chaired by the United Nations. 2. One year after Brussels I, and following the previous three pledging conferences in Kuwait as well as the London Conference in 2016, the Conference renewed and strengthened the political, humanitarian and financial commitment of the international community to support the Syrian people, the (...)