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America’s Withdrawal from the Middle East

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America’s Withdrawal from the Middle East – Lee Smith
(Daily alert)

A U.S. deal with Iran, when taken together with America’s withdrawal from the Middle East, means the end of the Arab-Israeli peace process. As the Arab allies of the U.S. – from Jordan and Egypt to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council states – no longer enjoy the luxury of being able to count on the U.S. to protect their national interests, they’ll have to do it themselves.

    For Washington’s Arab partners who are most concerned about Iran, like Saudi Arabia, in the wake of a bad American deal with Rouhani, the Israelis may come in quite handy as the only local power capable of standing up to a nuclear-armed Iran or stopping the Iranian nuclear program in its tracks. What’s clear is that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is presently the least important and least bloody conflict in the region, after the Syrian civil war, the Libyan civil war, Iraq’s violent partition, and Egypt’s military crack-down. (Tablet

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