Palestine

Israeli regime needs war to survive: Analyst

332620_Israeli-tanksA political analyst says the Israeli regime needs to wage wars across the world, especially in the Middle East, to ensure its survival as the major recipient of the US military and financial aid, Press TV reports.

“Israel needs constant war in order to justify its existence as the main recipient of the US military and economic aid, and in order to show that it is really an important partner and ally for the US in the Middle East. Israel fears peace,” said Brian Becker in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.

The analyst went on to say that Washington “realized that it needed another force, a proxy force, an extension of its military power to police the region and the Israelis have done that” by invading Egypt and Syria, as well as by invading and stealing the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in defiance of the UN resolutions.

Moreover, Becker stated that the US has used “Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar” as “proxy forces” in the region for the last two and a half years to “fund and arm” foreign-backed militant groups in Syria to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Becker also noted that Washington is not looking for peace in the region, saying, “The United States is not going to let the Middle East become a self-determining entity because of its resource-rich capacity.”

Referring to Israel, which is the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East with an estimated 200-400 nuclear warheads, the analyst said, “The US does not want to disarm Israel because fundamentally it sees Israel as its pillar, as its fundamental ally in this resource rich and tumultuous part of the world.”

The Israeli regime, which rejects all international nuclear agreements, particularly the Non-Proliferation Treaty, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear activities and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.

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