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Winners & Losers in Middle East Conflict: Netanyahu, Hamas & Iran Winners, US, Erdogan & PLO Losers

Winners & Losers in Middle East Conflict: Netanyahu, Hamas & Iran Winners, US, Erdogan & PLO Losers
News Topic 163

The latest conflict between Israel and Palestine had only one winner: Iran

The latest conflict between Israel and Palestine had only one winner: Iran

Exposing Biden’s lukewarm backing for Israel was a big reward for Hamas and its backers in Tehran

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Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
May 23, 2021

If you want to understand the mess in the middle easr read ” a peace to end all peace” by David Fromkin. Israel is a. crazy zombie state created by insane but determined zionists with the help of stupid ignorant eurooean politicians. To say that Israel is a stable state is laughable. To say it has a stable government is to say that the mafia is a stable organization. The real loser are the israeli people who are locked in this crazy apartheid state. Every time peace seems possible crazy things happen. Sometimes even prime ministers get shot with the… Read more »

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
May 23, 2021

Let me correct one of your sentences: “Israel is a crazy zombie state created by insane but determined zionists with the help of stupid ignorant US AS WELL AS eurooean politicians.” And another sentence: “The real loser are the israeli people who are locked in this crazy apartheid state.” The REAL LOSERS are first of all the people of Palestine, whose land was stolen and who are being genocided. Next are the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and all those whose country has been destroyed. Israeli people are not “locked” in Israel. They are free to leave. They are… Read more »

Sammy
Sammy
May 23, 2021

If your father, Adolf Hitler, had let the Euopean Jewry to immigrate to Israel instead of gassing them, we would not have these misrepresentation by PLO, HAMAS with the rest in the Arab world. There never was a Palestinians state, there never will be one.

Gaza belongs to Egypt, look what have done.

Falsehood will never endure, but truth will!

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Sammy
May 23, 2021

Sammy, sweetheart, Israel did not exist when Hitler was in power. Israel was created May 14, 1948, and Hitler died in 1945. Palestine was the land inhabited by the Palestinian people for a very, very long time. Or do you claim that the Palestinian people have never existed either? It was Palestine that was invaded and conquered by Russian and Eastern European Ashkenazis in 1948. I do agree with you that your falsehood will never endure, no matter how often you repeat it.

Brewer
Brewer
Reply to  Sammy
May 24, 2021

The current Likud government of Israel and its even further right partners are the direct descendants of Lehi – former P.M. Yitzak Shamir was a member.
Late in 1940, Lehi, having identified a common interest between the intentions of the new German order and Jewish national aspirations, proposed forming an alliance in World War II with Nazi Germany and fighting on their side.
Did your father not tell you this Sammy?
https://archive.org/details/51DocumentsZionistCollaborationWithTheNazisLENNIBRENNER1983

ToivoS
ToivoS
May 23, 2021

I always have tremendous respect for Mercouirs’s views on many subjects of international politics. In this case I must agree that the confrontation between Israel and Iran is a big part of the story today. I must also also agree that Iran is a winner here and Turkey, is as is usual another turkey in the game. However, there is one player that is being ignored and that is Egypt. At some point, internal politics and international pressure, will force Egypt to take a more active role. When that day comes, the big conflict will be between Egypt and Israel… Read more »

Dwight Clark
Dwight Clark
May 23, 2021

Greetings Mr. Mercouris, I did not mean to mispell your name in previous addresses, straggling, left behind in some areas while we have been in concertive efforts on important matters. I need to level up. Now with Me issues. I have a amusing perspective regarding your closing assessments with the above video. The American Exceptionalism, in my perspective was FDR labor unions Great Depression.. going into WW2 and winning after putting so many energies together and the world looking upon with admiration Now available to contend with 1948 anti law system that so despictively misused this against both this country… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin
May 23, 2021

I first became aware The Duran via Peter Lavelle’s “Crosstalk” on RT. Over time, I realized that certain topics Peter Lavelle was not free to discuss. Thank you, Alex Mercouris, for acknowledging the elephant in the room (by now many more times than you would rather), and explaining why, with a probitive look around the chessboard, addressing these topics at this time serves no one’s enlightened, long term, self-interest. Doing so lends you yet more credibility.

Paul Rigby
Paul Rigby
May 24, 2021

Alexander has missed the target by a distance in his analysis of recent events in the Middle East. Nowhere more so than in his contemptuous dismissal of the US’s role and purposes. The real driver of America’s strategy, one that cannot be articulated publically due to the strength of the domestic Zionist lobby, is the desperate desire to prevent the realisation of the Sino-Iranian deal. To that end, Israeli objections to American concessions to Iran have had to be neutralised, and the alliance between the US and Iran, as evidenced in former Yugoslavia, resurrected via Hamas, the better to put… Read more »

Sarcophilus
Sarcophilus
May 27, 2021

In his analysis of winners and losers, Alexander studiously avoids coming to a conclusion about one of the major players, Israel. He talks about Netanyahu, whom he considers to be one of the winners, but he (probably deliberately) neglects to come out clearly on whether he thinks Israel is a winner or loser. I think it is clear that Israel is the biggest loser out of all of this. It was taken by surprise by Hamas, its response was prodigiously disproportionate which suggests that there was a good deal of panic behind it, and its response achieved precisely zero. After… Read more »

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