There is no doubt that the “Al-Aqsa Flood” forced the United States to abandon many strategic assumptions regarding our region, perhaps the most important of which is related to the role of “honest broker,” which provided it with a distinguished position over several decades, as if it was actually controlling the balance of the relationship between… The Arabs and Israel the more it tilts his balance! It is an exemplary role through which it fulfilled many of its roles in the region and achieved many of its goals.
But the matter did not stop at this immersion in the conflict alongside Israel, supporting it, and standing shoulder to shoulder with it. Rather, the United States worked to threaten all parties with all kinds of threats. To prevent it from interfering in the conflict in any way, it raised the slogan: “Do not expand the war” as an umbrella through which Israel isolates Gaza, pours all kinds of American missiles on it, and opens the gates of hell that experts associate with world wars.
Until the United States became involved in the war with the Houthis in Yemen through air and missile strikes in partnership with the British Air Force; To break the slogan: “Do not expand the war” and open the door to new and imminent engagements – whether small or large – and to make it certain that we are facing important changes in the American strategy in the region, and then important changes at the level of its global strategy that will force it to reduce its involvement in our region, unless it… By postponing some of the most urgent steps in the conflict with China.
It is certain that the strikes directed at the Houthis will make the matter more complicated in the Red Sea, and it is likely that they may lead to its closure or significant disruption of navigation, which may be one of the necessary goals of American militarization, in the direction of disrupting or obstructing the Chinese “Belt and Road” project, but This will not forgive it because it is, in fact, causing significant damage to global navigation.
Therefore, a little strategic reflection on this engagement gives results that are very indicative of the deterioration of the American strategic mind or its complete absence – and this seems to be true when it comes to Israel, the pleasure of the liver and the only spoiled child! These strikes directed at Al-Houthi will not eliminate him, nor will they in any way prevent him from continuing to target Israeli ships.
In addition to this giving him a historic opportunity for the internal and regional legitimacy he was looking for, the strikes – barely – announced that the Red Sea had become an open battlefield, which is the worst message that maritime navigation could receive.
Accordingly, it seems that the United States – which is frantic with the conflict over the top of the world and working to undermine the influence of everyone who aspires to this competition – is working at the same time to employ open conflict in our region for the same purpose, so as not to waste time in vain. Its presence in force does not mean it stands next to Israel. Which is carrying out a campaign that is outside all the rules of international law and international humanitarian law – that it is ready to abandon the struggle for the roof of the world, and if it recently called it managing the competition with China, it is a fundamental and necessary struggle for the sake of assuming leadership of the world for another century.
This is a behavior that the United States has adopted on its way to being alone in this leadership since the aggression against Iraq, despite the Security Council, international law, and the overwhelming anger of all countries of the world, including the Europeans. The commodity is expensive and everything must be sacrificed in order to reach it!
But after all that, has Tehran largely controlled the course of this conflict, in addition to its usual ability to benefit from American strategic mistakes that have become so prevalent, that it has become extremely easy to lure it into battles of strategic distraction?
Also, the important observation that must not be overlooked is that the Arabs are lost between the two sides of the conflict: the American, which is drifting on an existential path to rebuild Israeli deterrence, even if it leads to the invasion of the entire Arab world, which in turn is the center of American strategy in the region, and the Iranian, which always succeeds in employing… America's mistakes, especially in the region, where there is a huge strategic vacuum and loss of balance in light of the absence of any Arab vision, including the inability to define oneself, which makes the entire Arab Levant under the influence of the ever-expanding Iranian umbrella.