Published on 25 September 2014, by M. Tomazy.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.— George Orwell
|Illustration: the middle east|
Iran and its axisIran has been rising the banner against the American domination in the region since 1979. The banner 'Down with U.S.A.' was attached on Tehran's long buildings till recently. Moreover, deceased Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini called the successive American administrations as 'Great Satan' and he also called Israel as 'Malignant Tumor in The Region'.
However, Iran's Ayatollah has supported the U.S. invasion in Afghanistan by supporting Afghani 'Northern Alliance' which was led by Ahmad Shah Masoud (he was assassinated by Taliban). Iran also supported the U.S.-appointed Iraqi officials after Iraq's invasion, for example former Iraqi PMs Ibrahim al-Ja'fari and Nuri al-Maliki were Iran-backed till recently, when both U.S. and Iran left al-Maliki alone to appoint the current PM.
Gulf monarchies, the classical U.S.-Israel's alliesA Medieval dynasties control these countries and totally depend on foreign military support as they guard oil wells in the middle east. Conversely, the Western governments blind their eyes on humiliating human rights in these monarchies.
Ironically, Gulf monarchies have condemned massacres of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-assad and called for international coalition against his regime.
The U.S. president Roosevelt tightened the American-Saudi relations with the first Saudi king Abdul-Aziz Ibn Saud to guaranty the oil flow and stop the Soviet influence over the middle east.
This axis includes other non-Gulf states, like Egypt, Jordan and Morocco
Qatar and Turkey, the new pro-West axis
The Islamist government of Turkey is engaging an organic relationship with Muslim brotherhood. However, the neo-Ottoman policy has just arisen in favor of Recep Erdogan. Turkish regional influence and Muslim brothers are the two keywords in the neo-Ottoman policy. But the Qatari dynasty is not running within the Saudi stream in the Gulf since the bloodless coup in Qatar, 1995. Moreover, the tiny monarchy is competing the Saudi counterpart for the influence over the Arab world, but neither Qatar's population nor its geographic location helps the dynasty to achieve its ambition.