The US policy in the Middle
East is centered on three strategic objectives: •
Protecting the criminal state of ‘Israel’;
• War on Islam under the guise of fighting terrorism;
• Ensuring continuous and cheap oil supply upon
which the US economy is highly dependent.
Regardless of whether they are
Republican or Democrats, all US governments plan and
act according to the above objectives. Their national
policies are executed separately to avoid disruption
to their strategic foreign policies.
However, the S11 attacks had spoiled
these plans and strategies, and had confused the US
administrators, who did not expect to suffer such a
blow to hit its economy and military might at home.
The US then had to devise new
plans and strategies in response to these attacks. Their
‘crusade’ on Afghanistan, amongst other
policies and actions, sparked growing anti-American
sentiments throughout the Muslim world, causing the
US to enter into a new cold war.
The second chapter of the US war
on Islam began with calls to wage war on Iraq using
hollow arguments in clear contradiction to international
law that prohibits interfering in another country’s
internal affairs. The US president has clearly stated
that the aim of his new war on Iraq is to topple Saddam
Hussein’s regime and replace it with a ‘democratic’
regime, similar to the defector government in Kabul.
Taking advantage of the support
it had for its so-called war on terrorism, the US administration
has since spared little efforts in trying to gather
international and regional support to its proposed war.
Despite that most countries have
rejected the US plans against Iraq for various reasons,
it appears that the US preparation for the war is in
full swing, especially in terms of logistics preparation,
troops deployment to the region, and increased military
weapons production to compensate for the massive amount
used in Afghanistan.
Through this war, the USA aims
to achieve the following objectives:
• To cover for the failure of its terrorist war
in Afghanistan despite the deceiving media reports suggesting
otherwise. The US forces in Afghanistan are facing intensifying
resistance from Mujahideen, something recently acknowledged
by the head of US forces in Afghanistan. The indiscriminate
US bombing and massacres ongoing harassment and search
campaigns and the excessive use of force and military
power, have all aroused the anger of the Afghani towards
the criminal policies of the Americans and their allies.
This has helped Mujahideen to intensify their daily
attacks against US targets throughout Afghanistan.
• To assume greater
control over the crude oil resources in the Middle East,
even though the past US administrations have tried to
decrease their reliance on Muslim-based oil, yet America
still imports 53 percent of its oil requirements from
the Middle East. • To draw the attention of the
American people away from the deteriorating economy
from the heavy losses the US has suffered following
the S11 attacks, especially the American exchange markets
which has lost $7 trillion (7,000,000 million US dollars),
in addition to the bankruptcy of more than 255 companies,
including a number of the big players in the American
• To draw support for the
Republican Party in the upcoming Congress and State
elections, especially after support for George W. Bush
dropped from 74 percent at the start of the crusade
on Afghanistan to 59 percent recently. This is to be
done through spreading fear amongst the American people
from external threats, pushing them to support the current
administration, its plans and damaging policies.
• To relieve the Zionists
in Palestine from the charge of Al-Intifadah, and to
deter the attention of the International and Islamic
communities towards the war on Iraq, giving the assassin
Sharon a free hand to continue with his terrorist war
against the armless and defenseless people of Palestine,
with the possibility of mass deportation of Palestinians
to neighbouring countries.
Finally, the US administration
made no secret, one of their goals behind this proposed
war is to ‘liberate’ and initiate change
within the Muslim countries in the region, which clearly
means the war will not be limited to Iraq; and it will
open the door wide open for the US to divide the region
to even smaller countries to serve and guard its interests,
and to guarantee the security of the Zionist state.
At the same time, there is no
guarantee such a war will not enrage the region with
waves of angry uprisings against the ruling regimes,
whether they were supporting or simply silent towards
this war. This could lead—if accompanied by similar
attacks to S11—to unprecedented changes and events
in the world.