The “gas Bucha”: London vs. USA and Israel

11:48 25.10.2023 •

Transnational corporations and trillion-dollar deals are behind the provocations and deaths in Gaza and Israel, writes Strategic Culture Foundation, a Russian expert portal discussing international politics.

A few hours after the ships of the British Navy moved to the Eastern Mediterranean under the pretext of supporting Israel, there was a strong spark between London and the Washington-Tel Aviv link. It started with the British media accusing Israel of destroying the Al-Ahli hospital in the Gaza Strip.

It was the British who began to promote this topic louder and earlier than anyone else. The Times featured on its front page “mutilated babies” from Palestine that it tried to pass off as Israelis.

The UK's The Times headline reads: "Israel shows mutilated babies." However, in reality the photo shows Palestinian children injured as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.

Israel put pressure on Washington. As a result, a telephone conversation between the head of the Pentagon Joint Staff and the British Secretary of Defense was cancelled.

“The Agony of Israel” – previously such covers in the British press were unimaginable.

Analysts are already noting parallels between what happened and what the British helped organize in the Ukrainian Bucha. In both cases, the explosion and corpses are the most natural, but the perfectly coincided timing and scale demonstrate that someone with the appropriate qualifications and capabilities actively intervened in the events in the Middle East, as in Ukraine a year earlier.

As in the case of Ukraine, an event occurred that turned everything upside down. The British were seen in promoting the provocation in the Ukrainian Bucha, which broke the Istanbul agreements. Now, according to the same scheme, the supposed Amman agreements in Gaza have been broken.

Why London needs a new Middle Eastern Bucha is no secret. Supporters of Brexit and Global Britain hit the European Union in general and Biden's Democrats in the US in particular. In the case of Israel itself, planners needed at a minimum a return to the status quo.

The media has already reported that the Al-Ahly hospital was hit with an American MK84 aerial bomb, capable of penetrating 38 cm of metal and 3.3 m of concrete. The strike by a US military-industrial complex product on a Palestinian hospital, which killed more than 700 people, completely breaks the entire strategy of the White House Democrats.

Amid colossal outrage in the Muslim world, Biden's team hastily canceled meetings with the Jordanian king and the presidents of Egypt and the Palestinian Authority.

Meanwhile, throughout the Middle East, protesters are storming American and Israeli embassies, and in the United States itself, protesters are occupying the Capitol. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators are burning Israeli flags en masse both around the White House in Washington and in Times Square in New York. The State Department is forced to evacuate the US embassy in Lebanon, one of the largest in the world. Egypt has promised to raise prices for oil and gas transit through Suez by 15% from January, which could lead to a rise in inflation in Europe and the West as a whole – in the depths of winter.

It has become extremely difficult for the United States to negotiate with the Arab world in the current situation. In the Middle East, they sensed Washington’s weakness and don’t see much point in seriously agreeing on anything.

The United States itself verbally believes in Israel’s victory, but on October 13 it began evacuating all its citizens. The State Department has authorized American government employees and their families to leave Israel amid an “unprecedented security situation.”

The blow dealt to the European Union is not as obvious as in the case of the United States, but no less effective.

Due to Hamas' attacks on Haifa, Israel's largest port, this transport hub cannot, in principle, participate in any global transport projects. At least until the issue of eliminating military threats to the ports is resolved. Without resolving this issue, the large-scale project of the India-Middle East-EU transport corridor announced by Biden at the recent G20 summit cannot be implemented.

And also another project tied to Israel with key participation of the Saudis – Vision-2030 of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It is not viable without Israel, as its key element is Neom, considered the most investment-attractive of all Saudi megaprojects. The creation of several high-tech clusters needs a significant part of the technology provided by Israel.

The interest of Saudi Arabia, the Israeli and continental European elite in these projects is colossal. As well as the interest of Qatar and Britain in neutralizing these projects.

Doha threatened to withdraw from the EU gas market in the event of a ground attack on the Gaza Strip. But, the October 20, within a few days, Qatar immediately concluded two major deals for the supply of liquefied natural gas to EU countries in the next 27 years! This allows the European Union to replace about 15% of gas imports from Russia. Simply put, EU countries have signed up to buy Qatari gas for decades.

Therefore, the British, through Qatar, can put hard pressure on the Germans and French so that they take responsibility for pacifying the Israelis in the right direction. At the same time, Hamas, whose budget almost entirely depends on trenches from Doha, is being pulled out of a seemingly hopeless situation. The Qataris' concern about their investments is understandable.

What is the result? On the one hand, the attack on Israel by the Hamas group, on the other, global projects worth trillions in dollar equivalent. Behind this situation is big money and global competition. The teams of Biden, Netanyahu, Macron and Scholz have come under pressure from sophisticated British politics.


...Thus, the “gas Bucha” played its role in provoking a conflict in the collective West itself and forced the peoples of Palestine and Israel to suffer…


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