“I think… there was an agreement between [US Defense Secretary Robert] Gates and the Saudi regime that they would carry this out either at the behest of the United States or the bare minimum with a green light from the United States to proceed,” Mark Dankof told Press TV on Thursday.
Dankof said that the American foreign policy in the Middle East was ultimately about three things, namely “supporting Israel at all costs; supporting international central banking interests at all costs… and then of course, the natural gas and oil consortiums.”
He stressed that the American Fifth Fleet is in Bahrain to enforce the interests of these three constituencies.
The former US Senate contender also said there were many inconsistencies in Washington’s stance towards Bahrain which reflected that what the US officials say they stand for is opposed to the their actual agenda.
“A classic example of this is… American and Israeli support of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MKO), which was killing Americans in Iran back in the 1970’s during the Pahlavi era. But it has certainly become convenient for the United States and Israel to have an alliance with this so-called Marxist terrorist organization as long as these people are doing their bidding in Iran,” Dankof said.
He concluded that there is a rising perception among the average Americans that their government has involved them in something that is a complete “loser.”
“It is a loser in terms of America’s linkage… to the deaths and suffering of all of the innocent people in Middle East. It is a loser as more American money continues to be borrowed from China, Japan and Saudi Arabia to finance these military expeditions in the Middle East.”
He suggested that more American young men and women may lose their lives in trying to enforce and to perpetuate this “older British foreign policy.”