The US simply capitulated, joining the Russian-Turkish party in Syria, allowing Assad’s rule to continue, with Iran & Hezbollah establishing their hold on the war-battered country.
• Obama’s White House has totally ignored Israeli interests the entire time, starting with their betrayal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, allowing the genocide of the Iraqi-Syrian minorities, and pretending there are no chemical weapons in Syria, despite the fact they are being openly used.
By Alex Fishman
The Americans are now selling out the Syrian Kurds to the Turks—but we’ve already gotten used to their cynical foreign policy. What Israel is having a hard time getting used to, however, is the fact its biggest ally is completely disregarding Israeli interests in the Middle East.
Israel has a “minority strategy” of its own that is based on the assumption that if Syria breaks into autonomous minorities, it would stop the Iranian/Shi’ite takeover of the country, and eventually thwart the main threat to Israel: an Iranian hold on the Golan Heights, on top of its hold on Lebanon.
Israel has tried coordinating positions with the Russians and Americans on different issues relating to Syria—at the highest ranks.
There were no expectations from the Russians—the very fact they were willing to even listen was an achievement in and of itself.
As far as the Americans are concerned, it appears the nuclear deal with Iran was not a one-off—the administration in Washington pays no mind to Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Israeli Foreign Ministry, or the defense minister, Lieberman.
We have to admit it: Israel has no access to the White House. The Americans have been ignoring Israeli interests the entire time, starting with their betrayal of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak through pretending there are no more chemical weapons in Syria, despite the fact they are being openly used.
Israel takes pride in its strategic dialogue with the United States, but it appears it’s more of a monologue—each side is talking to itself. The only issue the two nations have come together on during the Obama era is the hush money the US pays Israel to not get in the way.
Yes, the Americans do share information with Israel on their operations in Syria, and consult with the IDF. Israeli officials get excited every time an American general comes to talk about some operation. But these are merely sedatives—like the medals being handed out to our IDF chiefs when they visit the United States, an incentive for good behavior.
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