- This is a synopsis of the current state of the Middle
East conflict as concluded by a 42-page research report. The entire report
can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1) The Core and Essence of the Middle East conflict
- For more than 75 years, western diplomats have been coming
up with peace initiatives to solve the Arab Israeli conflict. Yet they
- Why? What keeps the Middle East conflict going?
- If we are going to devise a solution, we must first understand
why the conflict continues to exist. To do this, we have to view the situation
from the top down, rather than from the bottom up.
- This is completely opposite to the way most Jews and
Arabs have been conditioned to look at the situation. Jews focus on the
damage Arab/Palestinians cause, and believe that damage to be the cause
of the conflict, when it is really only a result of it. They view the conflict
and its origins from the bottom up. Arabs/Palestinians concentrate on the
damage Israel causes and believe this to be the cause of the conflict,
when it is really only a result of it. They too relate to the situation
from the bottom up.
- To understand what really causes the Middle East conflict
to continue, one must look at the issue from the top down.
- To get a more accurate picture of what lies behind the
continued existence of the conflict, lets acknowledge these five factors
which serve to perpetuate rather than solve the problem:
- 1) The vested interests of the Foreign Elite (FE): There
is a third entity in the conflict in addition to the Israelis and the Arabs:
the foreigners (in order of importance, the US, Britain, Russia, China,
France, Germany). Without them, there would be no Middle East conflict
because it is the foreign influence that keeps the situation from being
resolved. Unfortunately, both Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews believe
they are each others worst enemy without considering the third element
the foreigners that is the enemy of both. The thing that Arabs and Jews
have most in common is this common enemy, yet the leaders on both sides
(not being legitimate or independent) tell their people that the other
side is their number one enemy. Hence the conflict continues.
- 2) Control of Middle East oil: The foreigners interfere
in the Arab-Israeli conflict in order to exploit and control the vast petroleum
resources in the region. If there were no oil, there would be no petrodollars
to recycle; the foreigners would have no reason to dominate the region.
- 3) Weapons sales: If there was a worldwide ban on arms
sales to the Middle East, there would be no more radical Arab dictators
with modern arms. If the foreigners stopped selling advanced weaponry to
nations of the Middle East, the conflict would end.
- 4) The mainstream media: If the mainstream media in the
West stopped reporting on the search for peace in the Middle East,peace
would soon be found. By keeping the regions unstable image alive, the media,
as the sole source of information by which people can formulate their perceptions,
provide an excuse for the foreigners to interfere, and at the same time
serve to convince everyone that these western nations want peace, despite
the fact that they have been seeking it for over 50 years, in vain. The
media never question the intentions or agendas of the FE. The media thus
provide the glue which keeps the conflict going. Without the mainstream
media constantly reporting on the conflict, there would be peace, as everyone
would forget that the Middle East is unstable and thus in need of stabilizing
via new peace initiatives.
- 5) Corrupt national leadership of both sides: It isn't
peace between Arabs and Jews that interests the FE, but rather the continuation
of the conflict. The way they do that is by corrupting/controlling the
national leaders of both sides. The reason why legitimate, popular leaders
are not at the helms of countries in the Middle East is because the FE
will topple any leader who doesn't cater to their desires before the needs
of their own people. If Middle East leaders are selected and deemed popular
by their own people, the FE will demonize them as radicals/extremists,terrorist
leaders or enemies of peace,and thus de-legitimize them in the world arena.
How can genuine co-existence take hold if the leaders of both sides are
more interested in pleasing their foreign masters than their own peoples?
- Unless these five basic factors are understood, the true
causes that extend the conflict will never be understood. Instead, each
side will go on blaming the other seeking to take the high moral ground
and convince their own people and those from abroad that they are right,
and the other side is wrong. This will lead only to more death and destruction.
- The technique is called divide and rule,and it has been
a favorite of the FE for decades.It needs to be understood that the reason
why the Middle East conflict continues to exist is because foreign elements
desire the conflict not to be solved. This conflict is not nearly as complicated
to solve as they present it in the mainstream media and the think thanks/analyses
world of "Middle East affairs" that exist worldwide. More than
50 years down the road we are still no nearer to a solution to the Arab-Israeli
conflict than we were in the late 1940s. How is that possible? Why can't
we solve this stupid regional conflict?
- Who is keeping the conflict alive?
- 2) The function of oil, weapons, and the US Dollar in
the Middle East conflict
- There is a view in the mainstream media that assumes
the only concern the western nations have in the Middle East is for Arabs
and Jews to kiss and make up. Yet after all their years of being involved
in peace-making, how come there isn't any peace?
- Because peace is not good business for them. What is
important is maintaining the supremacy of the US dollar in world markets,
recycling petrodollars to earn profits from the oil industry, and the sale
of military products to the oil-rich Arab regimes. The unwritten agreement
that the US has with the ruler of the oil states is that the oil will be
priced in US dollars, and in return the US will protect them.
- While Fox and CNN never discusses this issue, it is imperative
for the strength of the US dollar that oil is priced only in US currency.
When oil is sold in US dollars, countries around the world need to maintain
a certain level of US currency in the reserves of their central bank to
finance their oil purchases. OPEC is a cartel created by the US specifically
for this purpose.
- At the end of 2000, the Bank for International Settlements
estimates world dollar reserves of $1.45 trillion, or 76% of the total
world reserves of $1.09 trillion.
- If oil was priced in other currencies, most countries
would have little need to stockpile dollars, and thus all the currency
the US government has printed over the years would be of value only in
the US. This would flood the country with dollars and cause huge inflation.
In addition, current and future trade and current account deficits would
no longer be financed by the foreigners who purchase American Treasury
bills and other US-dominated debt instruments. In other words, the US would
no longer be an economic superpower.
- In a brilliant essay on this subject entitled A Macroeconomic
and Geostrategic Analysis of the Unspoken Truth, economist William Clark
wrote in January 2003:
- The Federal Reserves greatest nightmare is that OPEC
will switch from a dollar standard to a euro standard. Iraq actually made
this switch. The real reason the Bush administration wants a puppet government
in Iraq or more importantly, the reason why the corporate-military-industrial
network wants a puppet government in Iraq is so that it will revert back
to a dollar standard.
- Others have come to the same conclusion as this issue
relates to other regions in the world. . On June 18th, 2003, the publisher
of the Venezuelan economic on-line journal, Veheadline.com, Roy Carson,
- "A move by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias
to replace the US$ with the Euro is seen as upsetting Washington more than
when Iraq's Saddam Hussein started using the Euro for oil transactions
last November ... precipitating the US-led action to invade Iraq. CIA and
other intelligence organizations, including Britain's MI5, now fear that
the next step is that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC) is about to switch to Euros ... the immediate effect would be a
massive devaluation, perhaps sparking of domino-effect devaluations worldwide
in US$-related foreign reserves and foreign debt calculations. With a massive
budget deficit, the United States is running scared of latest intelligence
that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on the brink of converting to the Euros
and the opinion held by many OPEC ministers is that the conversion is an
inevitability ... the only question left is WHEN? Arab sources claim that
Euro conversion across the Middle and Far East is a rational step to counteract
the United States' capacity to "wage further illegal wars (a.k.a.
State-sponsored terrorism)" around the world. A significant step in
this direction is that Iran is contemplating switching to the Euro and,
as a result, is the latest object of United States undiplomatic interference
... an intelligence sources says "they are stimulating opposition
forces, making covert threats ... the next step is destabilization and
quasi-liberation warfare under the pretext of promoting US-style democracy
but essentially aimed at maintaining the US dollar as a global transaction
- The goal of the foreigners is to keep the oil flowing
to western economies at a relatively low price so as not to harm the profits
the elite oil companies earn from refining and marketing petroleum products,
and ensuring that this oil remains priced in US dollars. To do that, foreigners
have to prop up undemocratic and corrupt regimes (i.e., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
United Arab Emirates, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain) so they will continue
to serve foreign interests. In return, these countries keep the price of
oil relatively low, keep the oil priced in US dollars, and never move upstream
in the petroleum production process so as to compete with foreign oil companies.
- The other unwritten law is that a certain amount of the
oil revenues earned by the oil-rich states must be spent on the purchase
of weapons. In 2002, Arab governments in the Middle East spent $52 billion
on their military forces, of which $18 billion was for purchases from foreign
countries. Arab countries devote 8%-11% of their national incomes to defense
(23% of all government expenditures). (Yahya Sadowski, Guns or Butter,
p.3). In the past decade, Saudi Arabia alone has spent over $100 billion
on weapons. According to the Federation of American Scientists, in the
decade after the Gulf War (1991-2001) the US sold more than $43 billion
worth of weapons, equipment and military construction projects to Saudi
Arabia, and $16 billion more to Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab
Emirates. Saudi Arabia alone imports about $15 billion worth of weapons
- Instead of using this wealth for building an economic
infrastructure throughout the region, it is wasted on arms. The rest of
the oil revenues (after basic government expenditures are met) are deposited
in western banks as the private property of the corrupted Arab leaders.
This benefits both the leaders and the large western banking interests.
This process is called recycling petrodollars. As much of that wealth winds
up in banks controlled by the foreign elite, this is another way that foreigners
profit from the continued tension in the Middle East.
- Another activity of the foreigners is to sell massive
amounts of military hardware and technology to Arab dictators like Saddam
Hussein and then, years later, when the dictator doesn't do what the foreigners
want, the dictator becomes a threat to regional stability and an expensive
(to the public at large, not to the arms industry) military invasion is
suddenly required to contain him. When the smoke clears, nobody points
a finger at the foreigners, accusing them of arming the dictator in the
- As no Arab country has a military industry, all weapons
in the region are imported. If the western nations were truly interested
in bringing peace to the Middle East, they would have placed a moratorium
on arms sales to the region decades ago. Instead, they sell tens of billions
worth of military hardware every year to the unstable regimes of the region.
So the entities that are sending special envoys to "help the two sides
make peace" are at the same time the main providers of weapons to
- Somehow, this contradiction is never exposed.
- This is where the Palestinian-Israeli conflict serves
its purpose. Keeping the conflict alive means a never-ending moral crusade
can be carried out by both Arabs and Jews, each blaming the other for keeping
the conflict festering, each pointing fingers at the other side rather
than at the foreigners.
- Is it merely a coincidence that there is vast oil reserves
in the Middle East, while at the same time the region is home to a seven-decade-long
conflict? If there were no oil, would there have been an Arab-Israeli conflict?
- As long as the Arabs and Jews are blaming each other,
the foreigners' role will go unnoticed- as will their profits.
- 3) What function does Israel serve?
- The foreigners need a local, regional conflict presented
in moral terms so that the peoples of the region will not pay attention
to their real interests in the Middle East, such as oil and arms sales.
That reason alone considering how vital maintaining the status quo is to
the foreigners is enough for them to keep the conflict simmering.
- Now, if you want to create and sustain a conflict, you
need two sides. Israel is one of the participants, and that is its major
role as far as the foreigners are concerned. This explains why, no matter
how angry the US may get at Israel, it will never weaken Israels geo-strategic
position and put the Arabs in a position where they could actually defeat
Israel. It isn't concern for Israel's safety that motivates the western
nations; it is their concern for the safety of their own vested interests.
- Despite what Israelis and American Jews may believe,
US aid is not given to Israel because the US identifies with the Jewish
state or has pledged to safeguard Israel's security. That is merely another
- As for why the US provides military aid to Israel, Middle
East scholar, Professor Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco,
claims: this aid is little more than an American subsidy to U.S. arms manufacturers,
considering that the majority of it must be used to buy weapons from the
U.S. Moreover, arms to Israel increase demand for weaponry in the Arab
states. The Israelis announced back in 1991 that they supported the idea
of a freeze in Middle East arms transfers. It was the United States that
- Explaining the function of the aid America grants Israel,
- "In the fall of 1993, when many had high hopes for
peace, 78 senators wrote to former president Bill Clinton insisting that
aid to Israel remain at current levels.Their only reason was the massive
procurement of sophisticated arms by Arab states.The letter neglected to
mention that 80% of those arms to Arab countries came from the U.S. I'm
not denying for a moment the power of AIPAC [the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee], the pro-Israel lobby, and other similar groups Yet
the Aerospace Industry Association which promotes these massive arms shipments
and is even more influential. This association has given two times more
money to campaigns than all of the pro-Israel groups combined. Its force
on Capitol Hill, in terms of lobbying, surpasses that of even AIPAC. The
general thrust of U.S. policy would be pretty much the same even if AIPAC
- Zunes admits this is a complex issue, and says he does
not want to "sound conspiratorial", but asked us to imagine what
Palestinian industriousness, Israeli technology, and Arabian oil money
would do to transform the Middle East. What would that mean to American
arms manufacturers? Oil companies? Pentagon planners?
- Another Middle East analyst, Dr. Musil Shehadeh, points
- Israel is a reliable ally when compared to the unstable
Arab regimes, while the wars in the region would keep the US military factories
operating at full tilt. (Who Controls Whom,The Palestine Chronicle)
- Keeping Israelis focused on the idea that the Arabs want
to destroy Israel is as much a part of the foreigners workload as exploiting
the oil and ensuring it is priced in dollars. Americas special relationship
with Israel is based on the assumption that Israel will continue to let
itself be used as a surrogate to keep the conflict alive, thus maintaining
the conditions required so that tens of billions of dollars in weapons
contracts will be secured by western nations.
- Regardless of whether such a policy is the result of
a pre-conceived plan or it just turned out that way, it is one of the major
sources of fuel for the Middle East conflict so as to ensure its continued
- Bainerman's Whitewash Rubbish
- From Eric Sean Webber
- 'Why The Conflict continues' is simply rubbish.
- Many words are not required to evicerate his whitewash
piece in a single blow.
- If, as Bainerman contends, the 'FE' (who, by the way,
are JEWS themselves) were really doing this, they would be acting against
themselves, because it is cheaper to "steal" or otherwise deal
with the Arabs than the Jews...everyone knows that.
- Why would a non-jewish FE allow Israel to control the
oil when that would mean higher prices for sure? Hello ??? If the so-called
FE is really a jewish cabal, then is it really 'FE' ? Hello ?