PressTV Aug 17, 2013
A political commentator says the United States, the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia constitute the real Axis of Evil in the Middle East but one that is increasingly becoming a ‘pariah,’ Press TV reports.
In an article published on Press TV website on Friday, Rodney Shakespeare described Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh as the “Evil Incarnate,” which is behind the upheavals plaguing the region.
“These three - USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia - who are Evil Incarnate, are behind the heart-eaters, the throat-slitters, the gas chokers and head-choppers of the Jabhat al Nusra, Wahhabis, Salafists and Takfiris in Syria,” Shakespeare said.
“They are behind the Egyptian military which, in one day, has slaughtered well over six hundred people … They are behind the destruction and creeping genocide of Palestine and they are behind yesterday’s bombing in Beirut,” he added.
Shakespeare was pointing to Thursday’s bomb blast in Beirut, which killed at least 21 people and injured over 200; and the Egyptian army’s violent clampdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi a day earlier, which according to officials, claimed 638 lives and injured 4,200.
Shakespeare said the agenda of the trio goes beyond torturing, assassinations, bombings, and “smashing of countries.”
“It’s worse than that,” he said, “They are trying to ignite world-wide war.”
Shakespeare’s comments came after the Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Moshe Ya’alon in a meeting with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on August 14 branded Iran, Syria and Lebanon as the new “Axis of Evil” in the region.
The term was first used by former US President George W. Bush in January 2002 to refer to Iran, North Korea and the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
Shakespeare further pointed to the comments by US General Wesley Clark, former supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, who revealed just days after the 9/11, “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
“9/11 was done by the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Iraq was done, and is being done, by the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia. And Libya and Somalia and Sudan have been, or are being done, as is Lebanon. Furthermore, when the opportunity arises, another country gets done by the Axis and that’s what’s happening with Egypt.” wrote Shakespeare.
Shakespeare went on to say, “They are not just the Axis of Evil. They are becoming something else as well - pariahs, as they’ll find out one day when even their best friends will buck up the courage to tell them.”
He also said the recent remarks by former US Ambassador to Baghdad Christopher Hill that Saudi Arabia is sponsoring violence in Iraq only partially reflects the reality and was meant as a diversionary tactic.
“Yes, Saudi Arabia was fomenting violence but he said that to hide the fact that the USA and Israel were also fomenting the violence in Iraq,” Shakespeare said, adding, “And it’s the same with Egypt.”