RNA - Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer and counter-terrorism analyst, made the remarks in reaction to criticism by Virginia Senator Bernie Sanders that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy was centered around pleasing Israel and Saudi Arabia.
“The United States foreign policy cannot be 100 percent pro-Israel, 100 percent pro-Saudi Arabia and 100 percent against Iran,” Bennett told Press TV on Monday. “That is just completely unbalanced, and it is prejudiced and bigoted.”
Sanders, who is looking forward to challenge Trump in the 2020 US presidential election, said Trump needed to tone down his Middle East policy and stop turning a blind eye on every crime that the regimes in Riyadh and Tel Aviv had been committing.
“That is not the role that the United States of America should play,” the senator said.
Bennett said Sanders was right in saying that Washington has adopted a dangerous foreign policy by putting Saudi Arabia and Israel before humanitarian purposes.
He said the US was pursuing this aggressive brand of foreign policy for “geopolitical destabilization” of the Middle East region.
He said the policy was part of part of a “warmongering agenda” by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton that revolves around “crushing Middle Eastern regimes and turning them into subservient colonies.”
Ultimately, he said, the hawks in Washington were looking to fulfill the “fantasy of global hegemony and political control and economic and military control over the world.”
Sanders, who is a staunch critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, further said Sunday that the Israeli premier is at helm of a regime with “many racist tendencies.”
“But I think what has happened is, in recent years under Netanyahu you have an extreme right-wing government with many racist tendencies. The role of the United States – and this is not easy – is to try to finally bring peace to the Middle East and to treat the Palestinian people with the kind of respect and dignity they deserve,” said the Vermont senator.