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US disengagement process from the Middle-East region

I was writing the second part of the pragmatic discussions on Syria when I realized that a most important trend is unfolding and needs to be factored in the discussion equation: The US disengagement process from the Middle-East region.

The US is starting the disengagement process from the Middle-East region. I am convinced that all the Israeli aggressive fuss about Iran nuclear program is the realization that the US no longer envision a return on the cost for getting heavily involved in the Middle-East.

The ME is becoming a very troubled and uncontrollable region, and will keep in such turmoil for at least a decade. The ME is but headaches and the sinking of too much energy and financial expenses, for just negative return.

The Far-East Asian region is the strategic new “containment” policies for the US administrations.

The US decided to focus its energy and resources on the Far-East Asian markets, where the future of economic growth and development is being taking place…

And also on the new oil and gas resources in the six Central Asia States. For example the 6+2 (Russia and the US) new economic group for investing in pipelines

Israel thinks that only the US deep involvement in this region will keep US yearly financial and economic support, updated weapons, subsidies, free grants, lavish donations…flowing into Israel to sustain the apartheid system. Otherwise, Israel will have no choice but to consider policies as part of this region, within its means, and deal with its goyim people

Since 1967, the Zionist lobby in the US has been practicing and oiling its political pressure machine on side issues that didn’t obstruct the US strategy of dismantling any State with potentials to be a dominant force in the region. And the Zionist lobby worked hard on not to concede any minor defeats on these side issues…

The current problem in Israel and with its lobby in the US is that this time around the stake is huge: The strategy of the US in the ME has shifted to oppose Israel wishes for continued US active involvement. The only involvement the US envision is just to secure Israel “military safety”…

Consequently, Israel and its lobby in the US have been showing signs of disarray and confusion, due to the quick pace of events that are unfolding, and behaving too impatiently, and alienating the US administration with undiplomatic terms and extreme and radical positions that are no longer tenable in the world community.

Israel wants to resume its apartheid policies, as an extension to western colonial powers, and to be allowed to remain the sole dominant military power in the region.

For decades, Israel has been biting on large chunks not commensurate to its status as a little State, with minor resources to chew on, thanks to the unconditional backing of the US and western European States…

Things are changing, and Israel has to start dealing seriously with the surrounding realities, a region the US has decided to get out and let the people remove the thorns on their own…

The US is trying to secure a minimum containment of Russia incursion in the warmer seas in the Mediterranean basin, kind of “don’t go beyond Syria seas shores”, and dealing with China for minimal economic investment in the Middle-East.

Mind you that oil and gas are commodities to be sold in the global market, and military occupation of oil fields in Iraq turned out to be a total fiasco…and not worth contemplating in the near future…

The total involvement in Iraq for 8 years has opened the eyes of the US administrations that “What is good to Israel does not necessarily match what is good to the US interests in the Middle-East“. And the US is not about to forget these fresh and bleeding lessons of the terrible consequences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya…and the melting of Wall Street…

US imperialist expansions were historically conducted in period of affluence: Wealth seeks to generates more wealth. As the internal market in the US expanded and generated wealth, the Federal government looked beyond its frontiers for expansion.

The preemptive wars against colonial Spain for Cuba and the Philippines were done consequent to Spain failing to pay its sovereign debt to the US.  The capturing of Panama and the digging of the Panama Canal was done when the US was the dominant economic power, followed by Germany.

The US decided to get involved in WWI after competitor Germany was exhausted and wanted to have a say during the Peace Treaty.

The US resolved to engaged in WWII when it was certified that Japan was frantically going after all the oil resources in the Pacific and conquering every island and country.

The US took over from France in Viet Nam because it was flush with money and developing like crazy

The latest preemptive war in Iraq was encouraged because the US had experienced a stable economic and financial situation after the Clinton administration…

Time is bad for any new preemptive war, particularly against a giant country such as Iran.

Note: This article is a follow up to

No connection with interpreting “Holy Books”: Arab Renaissance demands other mass meetings in Tahrir Squares…

I keep reading the same broken records where consequences are switched for the causes of Renaissance in many periods of history.  The recurring proposal is: “Renaissance were consequent to religious Books being permitted to be interpreted…”

For example, authors keep repeating that Europe Renaissance in the 15th century was consequent to the Protestant schisms against the dominant Catholic Church exclusive interpretation of the Bible…

Facts are that Protestantism in Europe generated dozen of rigid sects with much stricter religious dogma that refused any interpretations of their Bibles and harvested many victims and acted worse than the Catholic Church of the period…

Wrong deduction, of how the renaissance of people spirit emerges.

Renaissance is a period of affluence, of generated wealth, of openness to outside wealth and cultures, dynamic trading with the others in economic and cultural terms, secured by a climate of free expression and free gathering…In a Renaissance period, the spirit of the people is up and ready to get engaged and acquire more knowledge and wealth.  In this environment, the clerics are pressured to retreat and converse among themselves and re-interpret the religious books to match this rebellious mood of the people for more happiness, pleasure and zest for life.

The Arabic Empires in the East and West (Spain) experienced several renaissance periods of affluence and explosion in scientific research and economic development: One of the consequences was a frantic re-interpretation of the Coran (Koran) to suit the spirit of the period…

It is during periods of dire miseries, famine, military operations…when people are down and feeling crushed that the religious clerics, supported by the monarchs and califat, revert to rigid comprehension of the religious Books “word for word, descending from God and even written by God…”

Renaissance in the Arab World is getting together en mass in various Tahrir Squares and demanding: “We are hungry and want to eat, we are sick and want to heal, we are oppressed and we want to participate in life, we are educated and we want jobs, we are poor and we want free education to all…”

Renaissance in the Arab World is getting together en mass in various Tahrir Squares and chanting: “We are isolated and want to communicate with other people and cultures, we are crushed and we want to connect with other civilizations, we are confronted with obsolete mentalities and we want to be freed and open to the wide world…”

Renaissance in the Arab World is getting together en mass in various Tahrir Squares and proclaiming: “We didn’t revolt so that clerics rule us, we didn’t resist dictators and the brutal forces of oppression so that we are submitted to the rules of antiquated and obsolete Books, we didn’t lose an eye, been beaten, physically handicapped, and many of us killed…so that we are hoarded into more obscure prisons of the mind and dealt with archaic judicial system of the bedouin period…”

We don’t want the girls to be re-educated to the family customs and traditions of the Wahhabi sect

Arab Renaissance has nothing to do with the re-interpretation of outdated and obsolete Books that teaches nothing of any value to learn and live in our present and be part of mankind progress…

Arab Renaissance is getting liberated from centuries of constraints and re-learning to read the current world with fresh eyes and young heart and larger mind..

Arab Renaissance will come when one city, anywhere in the Arab World, experiences a period of affluence, sustained economic wealth, direct interactions with foreign cultures and civilizations, and the people feeling secured in their freedom of expression, freedom to gather, freedom to interact with the other (regardless of genders, race,religion, class status….

Renaissance has nothing to do with interpretation of any Holy Book.

The Arab revolutionary spirit is being fooled to wait for the re-interpretation of the Coran…as if the Coran was not reinterpreted several times…

As if the living is waiting for the clerics to give the green light for the modern Arab Renaissance

Go back to Tahrir Squares and discuss Arab Renaissance, and avoid discussing religious abstract notions that no one will ever know, and no one will ever experience.




June 2023

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