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Argument: The Israel-UAE Deal Won't Bring Peace, but It Will Prolong the War in Libya
Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | August 21, 2020 | Jason Pack|

Posted on 08/24/2020 8:56:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Despite being hailed as a "peace deal," the UAE-Israel agreement will more likely prolong ongoing regional wars. It will intensify conflict in those contested zones of the Middle East where the two blocs back rival actors -- primarily Yemen, Libya, and Syria. The insurgent bloc is winning in all three conflicts.

The UAE has proved that its main strategy in these conflicts is to control the policymaking of its allies. Emirati leaders have leveraged their relationships in Riyadh and Washington over the last three years to give them or their proxies a free hand to fight in these contested zones. Yet at the moment of their great diplomatic success, the UAE is currently stumbling militarily in all three theaters.

The UAE and Israel are the United States' two biggest regional allies, and for good reason. They possess cutting-edge economies and share certain values with the West such as religious tolerance, intelligence-sharing in the global fight against terrorism, and rigorous protections of private property. Nonetheless, both have exhibited an authoritarian turn over the last decade. Unfortunately, instead of providing the Emiratis with tough love -- which might have reoriented their regional ambitions toward consensus-building -- the Trump administration has acquiesced to their dreams of regional domination.

It has taken a similar approach toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, abandoning the traditional U.S. role of mediator between Israel and its adversaries, and instead condoning all of Netanyahu's excesses when it comes to settlement expansion, the increasing militarization of Israeli foreign policy, and corrupt, discriminatory, and undemocratic domestic practices.

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1 posted on 08/24/2020 8:56:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Peace is War!!

When DT is POTUS.

He could heal cripples and the ####ing headline on google would be...

TRUMP TRIES TO CUT FUNDS FOR THE DISABLED


2 posted on 08/24/2020 8:57:34 PM PDT by dp0622 (I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE COVID GODFATHER I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!)
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Libya

3 posted on 08/24/2020 8:57:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
The op-ed is full of **** and anti-Israel, Islamofascist talking points.

4 posted on 08/24/2020 8:57:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: dp0622
Yup.

5 posted on 08/24/2020 8:59:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I think the President and all Americans would do well to see what the Bible says about the judgment against all nations who divide God's Holy Land.

"FOR BEHOLD, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for their treatment of My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and because they have divided My land." (Joel 3:1-2)

6 posted on 08/24/2020 9:06:26 PM PDT by Maudeen (If you died in the next second, where will you be spending eternity?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Left...left...leftward we are drifting....
I could not read more than two paragraphs of this invented drivel about Netanyahu’s expansionist policies etc without my head drifting left...left...left...to match the author.
Row row row your boat gently to the left of the stream...merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream....


7 posted on 08/24/2020 9:15:41 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: SunkenCiv

What war in Libya?

Does he mean the massacre the last occupant of the White House and his idiot SecState initiated for absolutely no reason at all?

It’s just muslim’s doing muslim sh*t. It’s all they know. Only reason there isn’t more of it in the region is that many of the countries have very strong and heavy handed leadership that knows how to deal with their BS. Much like Hussein, Ghadafi, Sisi and Assad. If not for that, just give them more ammunition and eventually they’ll exterminate themselves.


8 posted on 08/24/2020 9:16:46 PM PDT by qaz123
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9 posted on 08/24/2020 9:24:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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I haven't looked up the author's curriculum vitae, maybe he was part of the coup in Libya and/or Egypt and/or elsewhere in Obamanation's "Arab Spring".

10 posted on 08/24/2020 9:26:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh good - this means just the opposite is going to happen. Yemen and Libya are about to leave the Iran sphere of influence.


11 posted on 08/24/2020 9:33:47 PM PDT by datricker (the war of 2024 will be fought at 2.4Ghz stock up on aluminium foil now!)
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To: dp0622

Is the author’s middle name “Fudge” ?


12 posted on 08/24/2020 9:41:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Want Stalinazism More ? PLUGS-WHORE 2020 !)
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To: datricker

My feelings exactly; I know Trump got it right when the “I’m-a-very-self-assured-bloody-freaking-exepert-on-these-very-complex-matters-you-know,-you-know” people get their nipples in a knot and tell us he’s destroyed the world.


13 posted on 08/24/2020 9:43:56 PM PDT by _longranger81 (Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; defend the defenseless; care for the unloved.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

lol

Nickname :)


14 posted on 08/24/2020 9:45:23 PM PDT by dp0622 (I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE COVID GODFATHER I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!)
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To: datricker

/bingo


15 posted on 08/24/2020 9:46:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I looked at the latest issue of “Foreign Policy” yesterday and saw that it was further Left and anti-American than before.

“Foreign Affairs” journal was much more balanced in its day that “FP” ever was. Now it’s openly anti-America. Like Biden, they have come out of the closet.


16 posted on 08/24/2020 10:06:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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17 posted on 08/24/2020 10:24:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv

meh


18 posted on 08/24/2020 11:15:41 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nonsense...

Democrats can’t do things, so all they can do is trash others
for doing them, and then make up stuff to make it look like
it was the worst deal ever.

Trump could have gotten them to sign on if only he had
delivered pallets of case in the deal, and helped the UAE
develop nuclear weapons.


19 posted on 08/24/2020 11:32:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
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To: SunkenCiv
https://www.mei.edu/experts/jason-pack


20 posted on 08/25/2020 12:33:47 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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