Juan Williams: UAE-Bahrain Peace Deal Is a Distraction from U.S. Stirring up a Proxy War with UAE and Iran

‘That doesn’t diminish the chance of war or disruption in the Middle East, it accelerates it’


WILLIAMS: "Because it is. This is a moment when you can look at the situation and say the real trouble here is between the Palestinians and the Israelis. And that situation has not been helped. What we’re doing here in this situation is we have the Bahrainians and the United Arab Emirates, they already had diplomatic, security and trade ties with Israel, Katie. And it opens the door to some possibilities. But the real action here is the United States giving arms, giving serious arms to UAE potentially to go after the Iranians. And so what we’re doing is stirring up a proxy war. And that doesn’t diminish the chance of war or disruption in the Middle East. It accelerates it. So I think we have to just look honestly at this, we have to note that it’s taking place in the midst of an intense American election and that what’s going on at the White House. I don't think anybody is fooled by it. There certainly is reason for hope, but let’s not fool ourselves."

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