Israel and the US administration, taking advantage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are worried about the increasing dominance of China, Russia and Iran in the Middle East. China, which was generally pro-Palestinian during the conflict, is now trying to increase its military activities in Syria and maintaining its neutral position.
Russia had a similar attitude to China, but clearly stated that it would take a hostile attitude towards Israel, if necessary, as it considers Syria entirely as its own land.
Russia, which wants to exile the USA from Syria completely, has increased its military activities in the region. It even brings nuclear firepower to Syria. Iran, which has always been in conflict with Israel and always supported Palestine, indirectly participated in the conflicts.
The hostility against Israel, which has been rekindled in Iran due to the oil relations with Syria, and the efforts to end the US sovereignty in Iraq, may directly come into conflict with Israel. However, Iran cannot do this alone. Russia and China support Iran from the shadows.
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In addition, part of the missile support to the Palestinian militant group Hamas is provided from North Korea. President Joe Biden, who did not act for a ceasefire until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is over, adopts a humanist attitude and is now extending a helping hand to Palestine.
Considering the movements of Russia, China and Iran in the Middle East, this attitude of the USA is not sincere at all. He is clearly trying to ease tensions in the region, with a $ 735 million arms deal, to gain time for the Israeli army to restructure and prepare for a possible conflict.
The US administration is taking these steps in Israel and Palestine because it is worried about Russia and China’s activities in the Middle East. But shouldn’t he do this before the conflict, strengthening his dominance in the region? Again, a late move.
Russia and China are in full swing to take control of the Middle East. Now, after shortly touching on the US ‘moves in the region, we will examine the situation of Russia, China and Iran, which are its main fear. Mr Blinken met with Israeli officials on Tuesday, promising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington would replenish Iron Dome interceptors and discuss Israel’s security needs The United States will rally support to rebuild Gaza without allowing Hamas to siphon off resources for military needs,
Secretary of State from Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. The United States will be moving forward with the process of reopening our consulate in Jerusalem,” Mr Blinken said after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah. “That’s an important way for our countries to engage with and provide support to the Palestinian people.”
Mr Netanyahu hardly mentioned the Palestinians in his remarks, in which he warned of a “very powerful” response if Hamas breaks the ceasefire.
But said there will be no peace until the Palestinians recognise Israel as a “Jewish state.” After the ceasefire, there are still mortal clashes between Israel and Palestine, and new war sparks are spreading around. VLADIMIR PUTIN is on standby to “exploit” the Israel-Palestine conflict if it means Russia can get an upper hand over the West, a defence expert has claimed.
Russia is ready and willing to exploit the conflict in the Middle East in order to the West, Express.co.uk was told. It comes as Israel and Palestine enter the fourth day of a ceasefire called last week.
The truce held despite skirmishes that broke out in Jerusalem shortly afterwards. Many claim Russia is increasingly willing to calculate what it might gain from geopolitical crises such as the Israel-Palestine conflict, and how it could use the events to claim victory over the West. Professor Julian Lindley-French, an internationally recognised strategic analyst and advisor in defence, said while Russia had made no move to do so yet,
it would be willing to “exploit” the situation if it saw fit. The veteran analyst has recently co-authored book, ‘Future War’, exploring how the US and Europe might consolidate their military forces in the face of increasing threats from the likes of Russia and China, as well as handling new and cutting edge techniques of conflict.
When asked what Mr Putin’s role in the recent flare-up of the Israel-Palestine was, Prof Lindley-French said: “He sees it all in terms of geopolitics and competition with the West and with Europe. “Putin has a kind of understanding with Recep Erdogan in Turkey,
but it’s only an understanding, it’s not that deep; he’s spoken to Benjamin Netanyahu, and has links in Syria and Tehran. “But the way that Russia sees this is, if it causes a problem for the Americans and Europe – the West – then it can be exploited. “The Russians are a spoiler these days, they’re not constrictive, and their whole ethos is a zero sum game with the West.
If the West is in trouble it must be good for Russia. I call it the Lubyanka Complex, something that was played out in the Cold War with the KGB: that if the West was in trouble, Russia is winning, Russia is in trouble the West must be winning.” At the beginning of the conflict’s recent flare-up, Russia appeared to move to declare itself one of the world’s big four powers, calling for a meeting of the Quartet of International Mediators, established in 2002 but long since quiet.
After a brief talk with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Russian Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “I think we came to a common conclusion that the most urgent task is calling a of the quartet of international : Russia, the United States, the UN and the European Union. “And we trust the Secretary-General as the coordinator of the quartet.”
Nothing came of Russia’s suggestion, however. There are signs that China may be moving to take advantage of the US withdrawal from Syria as part of a larger effort to expand its footprint in the Gulf and Middle East, Israeli sources fret. Beijing for some time has had a toe in Syria — politically aligning with Russia in efforts at the UN to shield Bashar al-Assad’s regime and counter Western influence; voicing willingness to take part in the country’s postcivil war reconstruction; and providing small amounts of humanitarian aid.
One Israeli source asserted that Beijing’s actions are at least in part a cover for its wider Middle Eastern ambitions. “It is obvious that the main target is to have military foothold in Syria,” one source said. “The US is aware of the Chinese plan but so far has not done anything to stop it.” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of Central Command, during a visit to the Gulf states told reporters that the Middle East, writ large, “is an area of intense competition between the great powers.
And I think that as we adjust our posture in the region, Russia and China will be looking very closely to see if a vacuum opens that they can exploit,” Al Jazeera reported today. McKenzie noted that weapons sales are a lever both Moscow and Beijing could use to expand their influence in Syria and the wider region, according to the report. (Both Moscow and Beijing have provided weapons to Iraq, for example.)
He noted that Russia has a history of offering air defense systems and other weapons to all comers; and China has a longterm goal to expand its economic power and ultimately establish military bases in the region. As for Russia, the Defense Intelligence Agency believes Russia is waging a campaign of harassment against US and Western forces in Syria with an “ultimate goal” of pushing the US out of Syria, according to a May 8 report to Congress by the Pentagon’s Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve.
An Israeli defense source sad that the Russians are “moving slow but with a plan.” Risk reduction is vital in the development of this new Air Force bomber. Northrop Grumman is driving risk out of the program with digital capabilities throughout design, build, prototype, and test.
Moscow has increased the number of its military personnel in Syria during the first part of this year, the quarterly IG report said. And last week, Russian troops blocked a US military convoy in northeast Syria that they claimed was violating the deconfliction arrangements in place — arrangements that the IG report say Russia itself routinely violates, although generally without threatening Western forces.
A spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry’s Syria reconciliation center said six American MRAP-type armored vehicles drove “along an uncoordinated route and without prior notice” in the Kurdish-held province of Hasakah, reported the Moscow Times. The Pentagon declined to comment on the confrontation, with spokeswoman Jessica McNulty telling the Russian state-run media DoD “has nothing to give you on the request.”
The US has been keeping a very low profile military presence in Syria for years, based on what Israeli sources say is an assumption that ISIS in Syria is very limited in its capability to operate against US interests. Israeli experts say that this assumption is wrong, and the fact is that ISIS continues to operate in Syria and plan terror attacks against Western targets. Mordechai Keidar,
one of Israel’s leading experts on Middle East issues, told Breaking Defense that the Americans refrain from talking about their military force in Syria because it “has a mission to protect some American intelligence assets in Syria.” He added that the Russians consider themselves as the “owners of Syria” and don’t want any American forces at all in the country.
“The American force in Syria may have another mission — [former President] Trump wanted to disrupt the Iranian plan to create a passage their country to the Mediterranean. I don’t know if this is on the mission list of the US today, but that may be another reason for the American presence.” President Bashar al-Assad’s two main backers, Iran and Russia, have been competing for influence and the spoils of war,”
According to a report in the Washington Post. Further, there have been recent reports that Iranian militias have begun adopting a new method to protect their military arsenal, missiles, and the supply of illegal drugs (their main source of income) from any air strike, whether Israeli or otherwise.
Al-Arabiya TV reported that “Iranian forces and its affiliated militias have begun transferring large quantities of to new warehouses near the al-Mayadin archeological site in Deir a-Zor district, and storing them in canals and concrete rooms” using trucks disguised as vegetable and fruit transports.
The report stated that Iran relies on the Iraqi Al-Khashd al-Shabi militia that supplies weapons to Syria, and the delivery process is usually carried out at the border (Syria-Iraq) or through a meeting between the Al-Hashad militia and the receiving militia at points within the Iraqi territories near