The U.S. government has made destabilizing the Middle East a traditional part of its foreign policy. Because a United Middle East would jeopardize Israel. As George Friedman famously says, chaos and division in the Islamic world best serves American interests.
What has America done to destabilize the Middle East?
The U.S. can one day green light Iraq’s invasion of Iran, then force it into a quagmire in Kuwait and eventually come up with a United Nations Security Council resolution to invade the Arab country and destroy its military.
It could also invade Afghanistan and wage a war for over 20 years only to leave the country when the Taliban- the main threat that was supposed to go away in the war- start to take over. Washington could even attack Iraq again, this time on the false pretext of finding weapons of mass destruction and continue to occupy the country once it turns out that Baghdad has no WMDs whatsoever.
For decades the United States has also provided unconditional support to terrorist groups across the Middle East in order to stir more chaos. These groups include the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and more recently the Islamic State or IS in Iraq and Syria.
There has been mounting evidence that Washington is supporting the IS. The group’s fighting tactics and equipment also shows that Washington is directly involved in training them.
The US-led alliance to pound Darsham positions in Iraq and Syria has also been accused of targeting civilians and anti-terror militia groups. There’s even hearsay that the hit squad behind the brutal murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were trained by the American military contractor Black Water.
America’s support for terror groups is believed to be ongoing because the country has been seeking to gain special concessions from the governments of Iraq and Syria. This pattern can be seen In Washington’s behavior following the 2017 defeat of the IS as well as the 2019 execution of its leader, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi.
Iraqi lawmakers have recently pointed to new evidence that shows terrorists are gathering at the borders of Iraq and Syria under American support. The U.S. has also in the past helped the terrorists roam the region freely.
The Al Houl camp in Syria’s Hasakeh is home to a large number of terrorists and their families. The camp is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, another militia directly trained and supported by America. Recently the SDF have let some of the families to leave the camp, raising the possibility that Washington might be planning to once again spread terror in the region