The Grim Picture of Obama’s Middle East
The US has played a decisive role in sustaining the current conflict in Palestine- and seems determined to continue.
By Noam Chomsky
In the background is the Obama administration’s goal, enunciated most clearly by Senator John Kerry, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to forge an alliance of Israel and the ‘moderate’ Arab states against Iran. The term ‘moderate’ has nothing to do with the character of the state, but rather signals its willingness to conform to U.S. demands.