The process of destabilization of the Middle East continues in forced stages. After the explosive statement by U.S. President Trump on Jerusalem on December 6, which reported tension clashes and casualties in Palestine, Channel 10 gave notice that last December 12 would be initialled in Washington an agreement at the level of the most High-ranking U.S. and Israeli national security officials, formally aimed at combating the development of the Iranian nuclear program. The agreement would be formalised by the US National Security Council (NSC) in the form of an informal framework document, in line with what was stated last October 13 By President Trump on the willingness of his administration not to reconfirm the North American accession to the agreement reached in 2015 at international level on the Iranian nuclear program. Although the American officials, required of comments, have minimized the importance of the Israeli-American protocol, the latter actually would not confine itself to the issue of Iranian nuclear but would contain a real joint planning On the steps to be taken for the future structure of the entire Middle East, as we have already speculated a few days ago-when this news was not circulated yet.
In fact, four separate working groups, coordinated by the American national Security councillor H.R. McMaster and by the Israeli National Security Council leader, Meir Ben-Shabbat, were formed. The latter is operational since 1989 in Shin Bet, the general Israeli security Service that has the domestic security in charge of the country; At the time of his nomination last August he had command of Shin Bet operations in the southern area of Israel. In 2008-2009 he had personally directed the operations of the service in the bloody Operation Cast Lead against Gaza, under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister. Ben-Shabbat also led the Cyber Directorate of the Israeli Secret Service and the National Directorate for Anti-Terrorism, espionage, research and politics-so that they highlight the characteristics of both technical and political high profile.
Herbert Raymond McMaster also joins technical capabilities deriving from his military curriculum, notably in the so-called counter-insurgency (he was advisor to Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq and Afghanistan), a significant experience as a politico-military analyst: Professor of Military history at the American Military Academy from 1994 to 1996, is a lecturer at the Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace, which is one of Think tank conservative Americans more related to the corresponding Israeli environments; finally, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), on whose historical role in tracing the strategic lines of US international policy there is certainly no need to insist. There are four working groups that will have to coordinate in practice the activities decided by the joint Israeli-American action agreement.
The first working group focuses not only on diplomatic activities but also on blanket actions aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons, as well as controlling possible Iranian violations of the 2015 agreements. A second working group deals with strategies to combat Iranian influence in the region, in particular its relations with Hezbollah in Lebanon: this group, note, also has the task of planning a coordinated policy on future developments Of the situation in Syria. The third working Group must deal with the contrast to the development and manufacture of missile systems that Iran could employ from Syria and Lebanon. Finally, the fourth Working Group reports verbatim the sources of press that published the news, is in charge of “the joint preparation of various escalation scenarios that can occur in the region, they relate to Iran or Hezbollah”. A formulation that leaves room for any type of action-be it defensive, preventive or offensive, without limitation.
This is an important event from various points of view, for those who follow the vicissitudes of the Middle East: firstly, it confirms what we have advocated in our book Medio Oriente senza pace [Middle East without Peace], namely that the US policy in the enlarged Middle East has long been drawn by a mixed Israeli-American ruling class that has had increasing access to the leaders of U.S. administrations for thirty years. In recent years, it has been collecting the operational fruits of an ambitious and long-standing strategy which has been the authors of the current Israeli prime minister in particular, but even more so by his father, Benzion Netanyahu (1910-2012), born Mileikowsky, in more than half a century of intense cultural and political activity, first as secretary of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, and then since, as director in new York of the new Zionist Organization of America in the crucial years 1940-1948, established a dense network of Political and intellectual relations in the Congress and the most prestigious American universities.
The second aspect is already confirmed in the facts: the destabilising action entrusted to the working groups provided for by the agreement will be directed to Iran this time, using the instruments of political warfare we have seen in action in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine in the last ten years-mediatically presented as “democratic revolutions”, these destabilising actions aim to eliminate Iran as an autonomous power in the Middle East, breaking down the last obstacle to Israeli hegemony throughout the Region.
In the Middle East, the risks of this new interventionist step of the Westerners led by the Jewish State are obviously at this point very large: as Italians and Europeans, we should ask ourselves whether the strategic design underlies this decisive step for the next Decades correspond to the real interests of Italy, Europe and world peace.