Posted: 15.04.2024 15:35:00

Gaidukevich commented on US extreme interest in war in Middle East

It is extremely beneficial for the United States of America that a full-scale war breaks out in the Middle East. The reason is trivial: Americans will be able to earn much more in the new conflict than in Ukraine – as noted by deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich in his talk with Alfa Radio.

Oleg Gaidukevich described the current situation in the Middle East as extremely dangerous and tense, “It is easy to set the Middle East on fire, but it will be very difficult to extinguish the fire of war if it breaks out. The situation is extremely tense, as there is the expansion of the conflict to a full-scale one, the inclusion of new players in it, taking into account the religious factor and the century-old problems that have been artificially raised there.”

The expert doubted that the UN's attempts to resolve the conflict would be effective, “No one believes in the UN anymore. Everyone understands perfectly: whatever the organisation's decision is, it does not affect anything. There are players in the world who will decide for themselves how to act. The United States of America does not care about the decisions of the United Nations. It invaded Iraq, bombed Yugoslavia, and killed a huge number of people. And no one is worried about it, no one cares.”

The parliamentarian also touched upon the problem of double and triple standards in modern politics, “Look how quickly the UN Secretary General condemned the Iranian attack and said that an escalation of the conflict was not necessary. Why were no such statements made or meetings held when the Iranian embassy was struck by missiles? Why did they not condemn the repeated terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation?”

Oleg Gaidukevich drew attention to the fact that the United States is trying to make an enemy from Iran, but it is unlikely that it will succeed this time, “It's getting harder for Americans to make enemies out of someone, because no one believes them globally anymore. They could not make an enemy out of Palestine: public opinion in many ways was not what they had hoped for. It will not work out of Iran either. It is a Shiite state, and they have their own centuries-old history, their own way of development, and they have the right to determine their own fate.”

The parliamentarian emphasised that, nevertheless, the great risk of war in the Middle East remains, “Given that Israel and Iran do not have common borders, there will be a proxy war. It is already underway. If it suddenly comes to serious fighting and the introduction of Israeli troops into Lebanon, there will be a huge number of victims, problems, and millions of refugees.”

Oleg Gaidukevich suggested thinking about who benefits from the war in the Middle East, “Who wants to see the Middle East on fire? The United States created these conflicts. Americans are now saying that they don't want an escalation of the conflict, and they don't want a big war. However, who provoked all these wars? Who prevented the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Who quarrelled with the Shiites, the Sunnis, and the Alawites? The only thing they don't want is for the rocket to fly to New York, Washington. That's the only thing they are afraid of, and they don't care about anything else.”

The expert assured that a big war in the Middle East would bring nothing good to the Americans, “This will be the final collapse of their authority.”

Oleg Gaidukevich also commented on Ukraine's reaction to the prompt response of the US Congress to the attacks on Israel by Iran, “The US Congress reacted immediately. Ukrainians started wondering why everyone forgot about them. Maybe they are beginning to see clearly that no one needs them there, they are just a tool. The United States will be much more interested in the Middle East, because it’s more likely to earn there than in Ukraine. Therefore, more forces will be thrown into the Middle East.”

Once again, Mr. Gaidukevich reminded that Belarus is always for the peaceful resolution of conflicts, “Belarus has always advocated for the peaceful settlement of any conflicts and crises. Let me remind you of the President's words, which he said back in 1999, ‘It would be nice if we were even a millimetre closer to peace.’ These words sum up our country's position on all conflicts. We have always done everything to ensure that there is peace.”