One of Israel’s foremost political commentators, Amos Atza El, wrote an opinion piece for the Jerusalem Post newspaper that focused on America’s political decline in the turbulent Middle East under Barrack Obama’s presidency. He said, “with US troops already out of Iraq and preparing to leave Afghanistan next year, while Washington seeks accommodation with Tehran without demanding any ideological concession from the Islamist autocracy, the dots are connecting: the American empire is on the retreat.” Atza El added that the evidence of this decline is glaring in the approach to Washington by several traditional US allies like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and also in it is increasingly also the case with Israel, one of America’s closest allies in the world. The Israeli commentator wrote that President Obama’s ultimately weak response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own people showed that,
“America is now a reluctant emperor, a warrior tired of roaming the high seas.” Like many other Israeli commentators, Atza El believes that the decline in American power and influence in the Middle East increases the chances of war in the region.
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