US policy in the Mideast
After several thousand words detailing Obama’s duplicity and war criminality (and incidentally exposing Obama’s lie that torture ceased in his administration), Hersh astonishingly writes, “His principled stand on behalf of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran says much…”
It certainly does: it says it’s not “principled” at all but just an attempt to restore the pre-1979 US control of Gulf oil flows, which rested upon a tripod of Saudi Arabia-Israel-Iran – united as US clients.
Since WWII the US has demanded control of (not just access to) Mideast energy resources – which “gives it indirect but politically critical leverage on the European and Asian economies that are also dependent on energy exports from the region” (Brzezinski). That’s what the re-incorporation of Iran (with SA & Israel however grudgingly on board) promises.