Friday, March 18, 2011

'US Move on Bahrain to Secure Israel'

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R) is greeted by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as he arrives for a meeting at Al-Zahar Palace in Manama Saturday, March 12, 2011.

The US has asked Saudi Arabia to intervene in Bahrain as such a move would benefit Israel and other unpopular regimes in the Middle East, says a former US Senate contender.

“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".'


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