In the ongoing geopolitical developments, it is revealed that the United States is perceived to be provoking Israel in pursuit of its grand plan for a “Greater Israel.” The strategy involves fostering division in the Middle East by creating proxies based on religious and ethnic lines, ultimately aligning with Washington’s objectives rather than promoting peace.
Amidst this approach, the United States maintains a significant presence in various Middle Eastern countries, with Qatar emerging as a potential replacement for Saudi Arabia in the regional arena. However, the current crisis, particularly the tragic events unfolding in Gaza, is transforming into a complex web of proxies that may further exacerbate tensions and establish yet another buffer zone.
The US stance, especially in support of Israel, has laid bare its position regarding Muslims, echoing past actions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria. The allegiance to Israel is viewed as another instance of American aggression against Palestinians, with powerful Zionist lobbies exerting influence over US presidents, including Joe Biden.
Despite substantial military aid provided to Israel, the US has struggled to achieve its desired outcomes. The emergence of a formidable adversary in the Red Sea complicates matters, as stability in Gaza becomes intertwined with peace in the Red Sea region. Efforts to establish a maritime alliance in the Red Sea have faced challenges, exposing the US’s difficulties in navigating the intricate geopolitical landscape.
The United States is seemingly playing a dual role, engaging with Muslim countries directly involved in the Palestinian cause while simultaneously using Israel as a proxy to influence other Middle Eastern nations. The recent rise of Hamas, particularly the October 7 incident, sends a powerful message challenging Saudi Arabia and other nations normalizing ties with Israel. Hamas asserts the right of the Palestinian people to determine their fate, challenging agreements like the Abraham Accord and reshaping the geopolitical chessboard in the Middle East overnight.
In the current context, the persistent failure of the US to halt the conflict in Gaza is poised to have a lasting impact on its Middle East agenda. If Israel becomes embroiled in an extended conflict, the US may find itself with limited options to intervene, particularly as a growing number of Arab nations express discontent with the joint actions of America and Israel regarding the Palestinian situation.
Adding to the complexity, Israel’s recent move to eliminate the Hamas deputy leader in Beirut, Lebanon, serves as an open challenge to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah possesses significant potential and strength to retaliate, potentially escalating into a full-fledged war, which Israel seems to have initiated.
Criticism against Israel’s use of collective punishment on Palestinians, resulting in the loss of over 23,000 lives, has led to a case being brought to the International Criminal Court (ICC). South Africa has submitted the case, exposing Israel’s alleged war crimes.
The global response and nations severing ties with Israel pose challenges that both America and Israel may wish to downplay. However, the extent of the damage incurred appears irreparable, marking a shift in international opinion that cannot be easily mitigated.