It’s hardly a #PeaceDeal when Isreal and the UAE weren’t fighting to begin with.
Bahrain and Isreal have already had peaceful diplomatic relations for decades.

This was a sham of an “agreement” made between militaries to secure weapons purchases from the United States.
Isreal, Bahrain, and the UAE have already been working together since 2015 to completely devastate Yemen, leading to over 20,000 airstrikes and countless civilian deaths.

Of course they’ll come together for the “peace” when promised weaponry from the U.S. as part of the deal.
We will never have #PeaceInTheMiddleEast until the US government stops trying to pick winners and losers among warmongering heads of state. There will be no peace until we stop with the interventionism, gets out of the Middle East, and lets the people there decide what they want.
The US has been propping up oppressive regimes for decades, creating a highly unstable region.

Removing ourselves is the only way to even begin to achieve peace in the Middle East.

Phony military deals between oppressive nations isn’t the way.
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