The president calls it a “previously unthinkable regional transformation.” But perhaps it both solidifies the power of medieval monarchies masquerading as modern states, as it ramps up sales of US weapons systems to them. Retired US Army Major Danny Sjursen says this alleged peace deal, announced with such fanfare on September 15th, does nothing for peace. Neither the people of Bahrain or the UAE or the Palestinians had any input in the process. Meanwhile the Saudis are of course behind the scenes, worried about the Shia people who live above where the oil is. And Sjursen says it is curious how Israel makes peace with avowed anti-Semites.

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