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[Politics]
The USA Doubles Down on its Saudi Allegiance
by Craig Murray
Posted January 6, 2020

US military aggression For the United States to abandon proxy warfare and directly kill one of Iran’s most senior political figures has changed international politics in a fundamental way. It is a massive error. Its ramifications are profound and complex.

There is also a lesson to be learned here in that this morning there will be excitement and satisfaction in the palaces of Washington, Tel Aviv, Riyadh and Tehran. All of the political elites will see prospects for gain from the new fluidity. While for ordinary people in all those countries there is only the certainty of more conflict, death and economic loss, for the political elite, the arms manufacturers, the military and security services and allied interests, the hedge funds, speculators and oil companies, there are the sweet smells of cash and power.

Tehran will be pleased because the USA has just definitively lost Iraq. Iraq has a Shia majority and so naturally tends to ally with Iran. Tel Aviv and Riyadh will also be celebrating today at the idea that their dream of the USA destroying their regional rival Iran, as Iraq and Libya were destroyed, is coming closer. There will also today be rejoicing in Washington. There is nothing like an apparently successful military attack in a US re-election campaign. More…

The Facts: The US recently killed a leading general at an International Airport in a sovereign nation. Now the US is threatening that nation if it retaliates.

Reflect On: Consider what the response of the US would be if one of our leading generals was killed by a drone at Toronto International Airport by any nation. Is it OK just it is we who are doing the killing?