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The Middle East has traditionally been important for the world economy. The Middle East situation today has an impact on all aspects of life in America and much of the world.

Only by understanding the motivations of the various factions in the Middle East can we hope to understand how to promote peace and national security for Middle Eastern nations, Europe, and the United States.

Mar 23, 2016

Political Influence of AIPAC


The American Israeli Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the strongest and most influential political lobby in the USA. Some of its member, 18,000, met recently in Washington D.C.
The Committee (AIPAC) extended its invitation to the five presidential candidates to attend their meeting and to express their political views towards Israel.
The only candidate who did not attend the meeting was Senator Bernie Sanders.
During his campaign, Senator Sanders criticized the Israel government policy towards the Palestinians. He called for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank and an end to the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, Senator Sanders criticized Mr. Netanyahu for not understanding Palestinians needs, and called for the creation of a Palestinian State, stating that we cannot be 100%supporter of Israeli policy and ignore the rest of the region. It should be stressed here that Senator Sanders is Jewish.
The other four candidates, Clinton, Trump, Cruz and Kasich promised more military and economic aids to Israel. Kasich went so far as to say the Palestinians are terrorists.
Most of the American politicians, since the creation of the State of Israel, lacked objectivity. This becomes more apparent during election time. They ignore American national interest in order to be elected.
Such foreign policy contributes immensely toward the rise of international terrorism.

The Corrupt American Congress


The month of March will be always remembered as the month the US invaded Iraq 13 years ago.
Unfortunately, only one American politician, senator Cruz, stated publicly that the invasion of Iraq destabilized the Middle East region. He furthermore said that the removal of Saddam Hussein was a mistake because under his rule Iraq was stable.
Senator Cruz and do not support him made a correct statement. However, he did not elaborate on the invasion, which led to the killing of more than one million Iraqi civilians, and the destruction of Iraq physically, economically and politically. It also led to the creation of ISIS. He also did not refer to the killing of more than 4500 American soldiers. They died in vain!
Furthermore, Cruz did not bring up the fact that Bush’s invasion was based on fabricated false reports, which he used to misled Americans, and justify the Iraqi invasion.
George Tenet, Director of the CIA, stated publicly “Iraq posses no weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein does not pose threats to the US.”
It is regrettable that the US Congress ignored the CIA report and surrendered to lobbyists’ s pressure supporting the Iraqi invasion.
For more information see The US Invasion of Iraq: Conspiracy and Its Tragic Aftermath. Amazon publication, 2014