The Triple Trifecta of Hypocrisy: United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia

In our current state of international anarchy, inequity in terms of applicability and distribution of power has motivated foreign policy decisions based solely on individual states’ interests. International anarchy, a geopolitical environment bereft of a universal policing force, or rather an internationally institutionalized system of uniform world governance, nation states are unitary actors; they act internationally using abusive coercive power to ensure the fulfillment of their particular political agendas, thus transparency is absent.

The Triple Trifecta of Hypocrisy: US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Image:

The Triple Trifecta of Hypocrisy: US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia

On the systemic level of world affairs, when transparency is absent, the interactions of nation states are not monitored by an effective world government, and therefore can lead to imprudent decision-making. Prudent decision-making in our imprudent world is quite challenging in our present political atmosphere.

The United States of America is fairly adroit in imprudent decision making in foreign policy. The process by which foreign policy is developed by the United States government could be described as greedily reductionist—foreign policy methods are not efficiently used to accurately predict outcomes, geopolitical complexities are overlooked, and government parsimony is never top priority. This one-dimensional system of foreign policy analysis results in the employment of cozily nepotistic foreign policy decisions that generate devastating international ramifications to guarantee prompt conflict cessation. This is not fifteenth century Florence and our executive branch is not Niccolo Machiavelli. The ends do not justify the means.

The media is an efficient tool the government often utilizes to control the American public—to coerce the naïve into submission and/or to imprison them in ignorance. In recent news, four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel were arrested by Iraqi counter-terrorism forces charged with aiding ISIS. Evidently, this piece of compelling news was ignored by the corporate media.

American foreign policy is already heavily criticized by the international community for not relying on unilateralism in terms of decision-making. Multilateral decision-making is a concept virtually unheard of in the United States, but is a requirement for any other nation state involved in any political undertaking, thus reaffirming international inequity in the applicability and distribution of power.

Any inkling that the United States could indirectly be aiding its enemy holds the possibility to wreak havoc on both national and international levels. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul stated that ISIS only bore the means to capture large areas of Iraq due to the transference of arms and weaponry from the moderates in Syria, which the United States has been arming since the beginning of the conflict.

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS.

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS. Image: Uprooted Palestinians 


The United States government allying itself with Syrian rebel forces is a prime example of imprudent decision-making; this alliance has vitalized ISIS.

Why has the United States allied itself with Syrian rebel forces?

To answer this question, it is vital to comprehend the intricacies of sectarian distinctions in the Middle East and accept that United States foreign policy is essentially based on political theories of structural realism.

Islam may be the major religion practiced in the Middle East, but the fierce factionalism within Islam is dividing the Middle East when the commonality of Islam should be uniting them. Sunnism, globally the most prevalent sect of Islam, is divided by philosophy. Left-winged Sunnis follow the left winged philosophy of Sufism, which promotes equality, tolerance, and peace. On the contrary, right winged Sunnis practice Wahhibism, a radical, exclusionist form of Islam that contradicts Islam. Wahhabism preaches superiority, power, and hate; it ironically was adopted by the monarchy of Saudi Arabia.

In addition to instilling its own people with this extremist, distorted version of “Islam”, the Saudi government has been excessively financing the proliferation of Wahhabism all throughout the globe. Saudi Arabia, a theocratic monarchy, thirsts for regional supremacy. As they weep in multipolarity, vanquishing its enemies is the only sure method to ultimately achieve eternal status as a hegemonic power. Eradicating Iran and Syria, both primarily Shiite nations, is of the utmost importance for Saudi Arabia.

Destroying multipolarity and establishing bipolarity, or even unipolarity, required the formation of the triple trifecta of hypocrisy: Saudi Arabia, Israel, and United States. One common objective that these three nations share is the maintenance of hegemonic power. Their shared interests have brought them together in a relationship that enjoys very unique benefits, mainly the ability to perpetually thwart international law without facing any damaging repercussions. Saudi Arabia’s government is largely responsible for intensifying the crisis in Syria, in hopes of ousting its Alawite Shiite ruler, Bashar Al Assad, one of two Shiite ruled governments in the region. Saudi Arabia and Israel’s shared goal of the elimination of Iran is directly encouraged by Israel’s lover, the United States of America, the former being the dominant and the latter the submissive.

Due to bureaucratic politics within the United States, the United States-Israel love affair, and now Saudi Arabia, is the source of terrible foreign policy decisions contradicting the very foundations of the United States of America: equality and democracy. Although, the founding fathers were not alluding to international equality, it is assumed that the United States of today would respect it on an international level.

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS.

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS. Image: Truth For Freedom 

International political equality in terms of the applicability of power is non-existent and the United States of America perpetuates international inequality instead of facilitating international equality. Nuclear bipolarity is absolutely essential in the Middle East to equate the balance of power, but due to Israel and Saudi Arabia’s irrational fear of sharing hegemonic power with Iran, both Israel and the United States of America are taking harsh measures to stop Iranian nuclearization, while Saudi Arabia is strategically exploiting this fear to realize its own ends, to obliterate the sole stable Shiite power in the region, Iran.

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS

The triple trifecta of hypocrisy of US indirect aid to ISIS. Image: 

Where sociopolitical equality is concerned, the United States government is fostering the incremental genocide of Palestinians since 1948; this negates America’s internationally recognized political philosophy of liberty, justice, and equality. Despite Israel’s numerous violations of international law, the United States of America uses its international political power to prevent the creation of a sovereign, Palestinian state, and manipulates the status quo so that Israel is not punished by the international community.

As for democracy, the United States of America is clearly not supportive of democratic regimes. The United States of America aided in the overthrow of an Iranian democratic regime and implanted a monarch to rule Iran. If the United States of America was founded on the resistance of monarchial rule, how was monarchial rule stimulated in Iran by the same United States of America? One of the United States’ strongest allies in the Middle East is Saudi Arabia, not a democracy at all, but a theofascist, ethnonationalist monarchy hell-bent on spreading its racist policies throughout the world.

Now, there is evidence that the United States is indirectly helping ISIS by arming Syrian rebellion forces, a foreign policy move that could be detrimental to international stability. And these foreign policy decisions are not furthering national interests, they are hindering them. They are based entirely on absurd alliances and neorealist political agenda. And the United States of America perpetually instills fear in the minds of the American public to justify its intrusive foreign policy and masquerades imperialism as democratization.

Democratization by force is not very democratic. American foreign policy is democratization by force. That being said, American foreign policy is and always has been benevolent on paper and malevolent in nature.

Sameera Khan

Sameera Khan is Miss New Jersey United States.

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