May 11, 2019, 12:58 PM
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B team; a death knell for the Persian Gulf?

Tehran, May 11, IRNA - A group of in experienced allies of the US President Donald Trump on the Middle East who are notorious for their unsuccessful policies in the region seem to be leading him toward a new adventure.

From sexual torture in UAE-run Yemeni prison to establishing 'an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole', just as the United Nation reported, a trace of the same mentality can be found shared by four statesmen working with Trump overtly or covertly: John Bolton, Bin Zayed, Bin Salman, and Bibi Netanyahu, or as Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called them the B-team.

The B-team members are not professional and consummate politicians or peace-loving diplomats. They showed their adrenaline-pumped decisions in many cases and interestingly the results recorded glorious victories for none.

First, blockading Qatar for supporting Iran, and then imprisoning the prime minister of Lebanon and forcing him to resign with a forced and phony statement against Iran were not at all fruitful for these newcomers in the sensitive world of politics.

What's more, backing and arming terrorism in Syria and Iraq told the world the same story but it was even more tragic: The New York Times called Bin Salman friends as White Daesh (ISIS) and BBC in its documentary 'House of Saud' revealed the Saudi attempts in promoting radicalism, more specifically, Daesh, both ideologically and financially.

But the most tragic scene is occurring in the poorest country of the Middle East: Yemen has the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.

The costs of the Saudi led coalition are dramatically increasing; yet, the B-team has no constructive reaction to their mistakes in Yemen just like in Gaza catastrophe.

Outside the region, Bolton's aggressive policies on Venezuela and North Korea were not effective, nor were those on the trade war with China. He bypassed the sophisticated system of U.S decision makers; neither defense minister, nor Middle East experts in National Security Council, U.S Department of State or even CIA were consulted by Bolton while doing his best for starting a war in favor of the rest of the B-team interests.

Now the question is: Will these recurring losses in Qatar, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Karakas, and Pyongyang push the losers to the brink of making the same decision to start another dangerous game— this time with Iran?

By: Ali Amini, foreign affairs analyst

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