The U.S. Empire and its local affiliate, Israel, have been promoting a war process as it is customary for unbridled empires to do. Israel's payment for promoting U.S. policy in the ME is the occupation and a green light to occupy, oppress, exploit, and if necessary destroy any opposition to U.S. hegemony in the region. Israel at times is more gung-ho exceeding by far Washington's expectations.
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