- Jul 12, 2014
or simple reason could be that Americans are continuing the British policy of divide and rule in the middle east, after the saudi energy minister got cocky in an interview.When the US reduces a Middle Eastern country to rubble , they are thinking more of long-term strategically countering the likes of giants like China and India, than serving the interests of a small country like Israel and countering Israel's Arab and Persian enemies.
When the America's proxy Saudi Arabia, bombed Iranian backed Houthi rebels in Yemen with British arms, the West/America was thinking just as much of denying access of the deep-water Yemeni port of Aden to Indian and Chinese navies ,than keeping Iran and her allies in check.
Looking long-term at the bigger picture ,to the east of the Middle East, China and India , will develop powerful navies that will try to achieve maritime denial capabilities in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. This might potentially shutting down the supply of gas and oil from the Arabian Peninsula.
That is why it was critical than Libya and Syria in the Mediterranean West were destroyed so that long-term they could not used as base for Chinese forces. to stop supplies of Middle Eastern gas and oil to the West.
edit: yes, wrong thread. But since everyone is bringing Israel up and comparing it to India.