CPP: US Military Intervention Prolongs And Expands Wars In The Middle East

Marco Valbuena | Chief Information Officer | Communist Party Of The Philippines

January 31, 2024

The attack last Sunday against a US military facility in the northern part of Syria known as Tower 22 marks the further expansion and rising possibility of an escalation of the war in the Middle East. The attack was carried out a few weeks since the US and United Kingdom started to carry out almost daily missile attacks against various sites in Yemen since January 12.

The US and UK attacks against Yemen constitute part of its support to the Zionist Israeli genocidal bombing of the Gaza Strip which has killed close to 27,000 and wounded more than 65,600 Palestinians since October 7 last year. The US and the UK have provided extensive military, financial and diplomatic support to Israel and have refused to support global calls for ceasefire in Gaza.

The US and UK attacks since January 12 have been directed against the northern part of Yemen where the Houthi movement is strong. The Houthis, an armed resistance movement representing marginalized ethnic groups fighting the US and Saudi-supported Yemen government, have carried out military actions in support of the Palestinian people, specifically targeting Israeli-affiliated ships traversing the Red Sea at the western coast of Yemen.

The January 28 drone attack against US forces in Syria, which killed at least three soldiers and wounded many others, was carried out by unidentified resistance groups. The target US military base, Tower 22, is only one of a network of clandestine military bases and facilities in Syria maintained by the US to carry out military intervention in that country.

Officials of the Biden government quickly accused the Iranian government of being behind the attacks, threatening armed reprisals against the country, which will certainly further expand the war in the Middle East in the US drive to secure its economic and political hegemony in the region. The Biden government is proving itself to be a war addict after having fomented and supported the now 2-year war in Ukraine and the 3-month genocide in Palestine, both of which have allowed the US military industrial complex (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grunman, General Dynamic and other companies) to make billions upon billions of dollars in war profits.

Rising military conflicts in the Middle East and threats of expanded US military intervention comprise contradictions between imperialism and countries and movements assertive of national sovereignty. To control the vast resources of the Middle East, the US has carried out interventionism and wars of aggression over the past several decades in behalf of US oil companies. It has long supported Israel (which is the biggest recipient of US military aid) to make it serve as base for US military power in the region, in order to counter the alliance of Arab countries.

The CPP calls on all democratic and anti-imperialist forces across the world to unite and denounce US military intervention in the Middle East (Western Asia), especially its military support to Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people.

The Party calls on the Filipino people to intensify their support for the Palestinian people’s cause for national liberation, their demand to end to Israeli occupation and oppression, and and to US support for the Zionist regime.

The rising threats of expanded wars in the Middle East must also prompt the Filipino people to heighten their resistance to US military intervention and expanded presence in the Philippines—permitted by the puppet Marcos regime at the behest of his US masters—which is increasingly putting the country right smack in the middle of inter-imperialist conflicts.

Source : https://philippinerevolution.nu/statements/us-military-intervention-prolongs-and-expands-wars-in-the-middle-east/