Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Adam Garrie said that the US exercises its veto power “like a weapon of mass obstruction” to shield the Zionist regime at the UN Security Council.
Mr. Garrie believes that the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, acts more like the Ambassador of the Zionist regime than that of the United States. He likened the UN Security Council to “a shopping center where Zionist propaganda is for sale” and the US envoy to “a shop keeper lying to her customers” while trying to insult the intelligence of the whole world.
Adam Garrie is the director of Eurasia Future, a geopolitical expert and a frequent commentator on international news outlets such as RT and Press TV. He is a global specialist with an emphasis on Eurasian integration. Garrie’s articles have been published in the Oriental Review, Asia Times, Geopolitica Russia, Global Research, RT’s Op-Edge, Global Village Space and others.
FNA has conducted an interview with Adam Garrie about Trump’s relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem Al-Quds and possible motives behind the move and also the recent killings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli army.
Below you will find the full text of the interview.
Q: Delivering on his campaign promise and in defiance of all global warnings, Donald Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds. Many believe that this move by Trump has effectively killed fantasies that Washington is a neutral party in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. How do you think that would play in the current and future developments surrounding the issue?
A: The United States has never been a neutral arbitrator in the conflict but has always done its utmost to preserve geopolitical Zionist mythology while tempting naive Palestinian leaders into so-called peace deals which were in reality a surrender of their land that was stolen at gunpoint during the Nakba. Under the brash character that is Trump, the illusion of neutrality has been replaced by a vulgar mania which seeks to elevate an artificial colonial state to the level not only of a superpower but of one which somehow possesses a unique right to slaughter, steel and pillage at will. This realization has made even the most naive Palestinian politicians wake up to a long standing reality that the only way to secure justice is through a multilateral approach that sidelines the US into a position as a kind of advocate for the regime while others perform their duty as genuine arbitrators.
In terms of these multilateral mediators what is needed is a group of nations and super-national bodies which include Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, the Arab League (or some variant thereof), the African Union, ASEAN, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, European Union, India and Pakistan. Only when these entities come together to speak with the directly affected parties can there be any hope of a genuine settlement free from the extremist dogma of the United States and the totally pro-Zionist Donald Trump.
Q: Since the beginning of the protests dubbed as the “Great March of Return”, the Israeli forces have killed and wounded many Palestinian civilians, including the protesters, members of the press and medical workers. It seems as if the regime in Tel Aviv feels an atmosphere of impunity where it can act beyond all international laws and conventions. Where do you think this feeling of immunity comes from?
A: The impunity comes from two main places. First of all, in spite of the black propaganda leveled against Iran from the sinister elements in Tel Aviv and Washington, there is only one country in the history of the Middle East that has had, still has and likely will continue to have nuclear weapons. This power is the Zionist regime. Because of this, the entire world stands worried that the nuclear war hungry maniacs in Tel Aviv might push the button should the world decide to take a full stand for Palestinian justice.
The other reason is that the United States affords the regime a pass when it flaunts international law on a daily basis. The US wields its UN Security Council veto like a weapon of mass obstruction while the current US Ambassador to the UN acts as though she is more the Ambassador of the Zionist regime than that of the multi-cultural and multi-religious United States.
Between its vast stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and the subservient attitude of Washington, the regime’s war crimes are never prosecuted because the current mechanisms of so-called international justice are little more than neo-colonial justice. They are perfectly happy to harass elderly Serbians who haven’t been in politics for decades, African leaders without a penny in their pocket and the anti-imperialist President of The Philippines, but this international justice system does nothing for the genuine victims of terror whether those in Palestine, Syria, Kashmir or beyond.
Q: The US Ambassador to the UN said “no country would act with greater restraint than Israel” as the world was witnessing the rise in the toll of Palestinian civilians killed and wounded by Israeli live fire. How do you evaluate her words?
A: If the issue were not so serious it would be comedic. The Zionist regime which opens live fire from machine guns, weaponized drones, helicopters and missiles on unarmed youths protesting for the right to return to their own homes is the most immoderate regime on the planet. They kidnap children like Ahed Tamimi and throw her into their dungeons, they murder men in wheelchairs who lost their legs in the last war against Palestine, they recently shot dead a 21 year old female nurse with her hands in the air. There are also videos of regime soldiers laughing as they murder Palestinian children in cold blood. This is not restraint – this is open criminality on a systematic scale. Nikki Haley can try and insult the intelligence of the world but she is only insulting herself by acting as the saleswoman of death. She uses and abuses the UN Security Council as a shopping center where Zionist propaganda is for sale and she is little more than a shop keeper lying to her customers as though they are too stupid to know that the shoe does not fit.
Q: Israel has rejected international calls for probes into recent killings and insisted that its open-fire rules for Gaza will not change. Some Western states, particularly the US and Britain, who call themselves champions of human rights, have supported the Israeli crimes against Palestinians. The UN has also failed to restore the rights of the people. What is your assessment? What role can nations of the world play in protecting the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine?
A: The UN needs urgent reform. In 2009 the Libyan Revolutionary Leader Muammar Gaddafi spoke of how the UN must abolish the Security Council and must instead leave the most important global security decisions of the day to the all-nations General Assembly. Furthermore, Gaddafi spoke of giving various blocs of nations from the developing world a greater say whether it be a pan-Arab bloc, a South East Asian bloc, an African bloc, a Latin American bloc, etc. Until such a thing happens, the Security Council will continue to be at the mercy of the one nation that vetoes anything remotely related to genuine human rights and this nation is the United States of America.
As for taking action in the present day, if nations concerned for Palestine wanted to do something that mattered, they would jointly enact a total economic boycott of the regime. This could be further enforced by boycotting other nations that continue to trade with Tel Aviv. Such a method helped to end Apartheid in South Africa and over time it could help to end the long suffering of Palestine.
Q: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has recently said that Israelis “have the right to have their own land” and that formal relations between Tel Aviv and Riyadh could be mutually beneficial. The Saudi regime once, at least apparently, opposed Israel’s right to exist. What do you think has changed in Riyadh to now come out as an apologist for the Zionist regime and betray the Palestinian cause? How do you think would other fellow Arab and Muslim nations think of the Kingdom?
A: Saudi Arabia is an ally of the Zionist regime, no one pretends otherwise anymore, not those in Washington, not those in Riyadh and not those in Tel Aviv – it is the biggest open secret in the world. Just because there are no “formal” relations between the two regimes does not make the reality different. Saudi Arabia is banking on the US ignoring its increased economic relations with Russia and China, something that would normally lead to US calls for “regime change” in the Arab world, because if worse comes to worse Riyadh can turn to the US and say “if you go to war with us, we may be replaced by leaders who are anti-Zionist, who refuse to desecrate the holy cities of Mecca and Medina with commercialized events and buildings and who stand up for our brothers in Palestine”. Of course there is also anti-Iranian mania which connects the two nations but ultimately, for all its expensive arms, Saudi Arabia is militarily weak. Here Riyadh is merely following Tel Aviv down a path towards its own prejudices.
Ultimately though, Saudi Arabia’s support for the Zionist regime is its insurance policy against any criticism from Washington.