Israel, the U.S. & Mideast Policy
Program #BARD004. Recorded in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 14, 2013.
U.S. policy in the Middle East has been predicated on control of oil and the maintenance of client states. Israel has been a crucial ally acting as a local gendarme. Threatening Iran with military attack has been a favorite playing card for both Washington and Tel Aviv. The threat of war is a clear violation of the UN Charter. Any military action by either or both states will lead to a global crisis of enormous proportions and inflict even more suffering on the already beleaguered people of the region. In this talk Barsamian picks through the misuse of foreign policy terms like “honest broker,” “peace process,” “international community” and “international law.”
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