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US not merely complicit but architect and mastermind of Israel’s Gaza genocide

By Mohammad Hashim

As the chorus for an end to the Israeli regime’s genocidal campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip grows louder, it is becoming increasingly clear who the real protagonist and mastermind is.

While the overwhelming majority of countries voted in favor of the humanitarian truce in Gaza during the UN General Assembly session last week, the US and some of its vassal states opposed the resolution.

The vote laid bare which side Americans and their allies were on – the side of occupation and apartheid.

It came days after US President Joe Biden dashed off to Tel Aviv in a show of support for the Israeli regime even as Israeli warplanes continued to pummel densely-populated civilian areas in Gaza.

On the eve of Biden’s visit, an Israeli warplane targeted a hospital in northern Gaza, killing more than 700 people, including patients and those who had taken refuge at the hospital after being displaced.

Biden refused to condemn the Israeli regime, rather blamed the “other side” for the bombing, parroting the Israeli narrative. He had previously also peddled the Zionist lie about children being beheaded.

During the whirlwind trip, he even described himself as a “Zionist” and repeated a line he infamously said as a senator in 1986: “If there were not an Israel, we’d have to invent one.”

Biden, however, isn’t the only American batting for the occupying regime and preventing efforts aimed at de-escalation. Many current and former US officials have come out openly in support of the regime.

Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State who was one of the first foreign officials to land in Tel Aviv following the events of October 7, has made a series of not-so-diplomatic statements in recent days.

In an interview with NBC last week, the top American diplomat said that Israel should “already be devising a strategy” of who rules the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas is removed from the scene.

He was only echoing what Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier about the “elimination of Hamas” being the defined goal for the regime in its latest genocidal campaign in the barricaded territory.

A former US military official, Ret. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, speaking on MSNBC on Sunday, said the US is likely to “directly intervene with air and naval strikes” if the regime’s existence is threatened.

"I would suggest to you our support of Israel will be absolute, and if we see Syrian military intervention, active Iranian military intervention, we'll go to war," McCaffrey said on the show.

The unconditional and uncritical support for the Israeli regime from the top-tier American past and present leadership has prompted many pundits to suggest that Washington is the key player in this war.

It’s not merely complicit in what’s unfolding in the besieged Gaza Strip, but it is the engineer, the architect and the main mastermind of this genocidal campaign against the people of Palestine.

As Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a speech last week, the US is a “definite accomplice” of the Zionist regime and its hands are drenched in the blood of the oppressed.

“Actually, it is the US that is somehow managing the crime that is being committed in Gaza. The US is the one that is managing things,” Ayatollah Khamenei remarked.

These words carry tremendous weight and establish the fact that the regime in Tel Aviv is remotely controlled by Washington as both need each other to carry out destabilizing activities in the region.

It’s a well-established fact that the Zionist killing machine is funded by Washington, including over $3.8 billion annual military assistance the US provides annually to the regime to purchase weaponry.

In recent weeks, there have also been reports about two US aircraft carriers being dispatched to the region, a move basically meant to provide military cover to the vulnerable entity in Tel Aviv.

All these developments suggest beyond doubt that the United States basically owns this war that is increasingly looking unwinnable for the ‘weaker than spider web’ Israeli regime.

Even though Biden’s deputy Kamala Harris insists that Washington has “no intention” to deploy combat troops to the occupied territories, reports suggest American boots are already on the ground there.

There have also been reports about the US secretly expanding its military base on the occupied land near Gaza, which again points to American complicity and a key role in what’s unfolding in the territory.

Intercept reported this week that the Pentagon awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to build its secret base deep inside the occupied territories, just 20 miles from Gaza, code-named ‘Site 512.’

The classified base will include what the report called a “life support facility” for the dying regime.

“Though President Joe Biden and the White House insist that there are no plans to send U.S. troops to Israel amid its war on Hamas, a secret U.S. military presence in Israel already exists,” the report stated.

As Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian Leader’s senior advisor, stated on Monday, the Israeli regime will not even last one day without the support of the United States and European countries.

So it becomes clear that the occupying regime cannot go ahead or sustain any military aggression without Washington’s green light as well as political and military patronage.

In the case of the ongoing bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip, which will eventually lead to the demise of the illegitimate regime. the United States is not only complicit but the mastermind.

Mohammad Hashim is a political and media analyst focused on West Asia

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