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Suspect Motives Found in Off Script Arms Arrangements - Other Issues

Reader comment on item: Feeling Optimistic about Israel and the Emirates
in response to reader comment: The Problem with Peace Arrangements with Suspect Motives

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 24, 2020 at 22:24

If there are any further questions as to why peace deals in the Middle East are to be taken with a hard measure of skepticism, then what are the hopefuls for peace to take away when billion dollar arms negotiations appear almost immediately to suck the air out of the room as Israel is once again the focus of more and more attacks from just about every corner of the region and the named conspirators are at it again in spite of the fact the ink is barely dry on the peace agreement with the UAE. And the United States is on the defensive in this issue as well.
Now, this observer cannot and will not claim any insight beyond that which is obvious to all; nor is there a rational argument that can make sense of it either. But, again, in the background, there is the continued message that Israel is still being targeted for the sake of ambitious designs to make the Middle East a battleground for offensive purposes and the only consolation is that Israel's destiny does not depend upon faux peace deals like that seen with the UAE. What was once hailed as a great deal is now suspect as to the original motives being superseded by ulterior motives; and again, as for the United States, what is the reality going to be if a replacement American Administration is allowed to take over?


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