Why a LIyod Austin, newly arrived at the head of the Pentagon and who has not been long in returning to their post all the real-false U.S. military doves, most of them at the origin of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Libya and Syria in 2011 …
An Austin who, on the day of his hearing before the senate, swore that he would do everything possible to kick Russia out of the Middle East and who, when asked about Trump’s approach to Western Sahara, was content with a far too vague answer, “we’ll come back to that, would he be interested in selling AWACs to Algeria?
For the informed observers who have been following since 2019, the incessant attempts of the US/Israel/NATO axis to militarily encircle Algeria through the second Libyan war, the coup d’état in Mali, Morocco’s normalization with Israel or the real false energy war led by Atlanticist Turkey in the Mediterranean, the answer is clear: this is yet another attempt to make a breakthrough within the ANP, or even in the Algerian skies that are so sparingly guarded by an anti-aircraft artillery made in Russia with the help of one of the best air forces in Africa. But Global Watch Analysis, an American-Israeli journal, obviously invents another answer, which is as follows:
The Global Watch Analysis website announced that the United States has offered Awacs airborne detection and command aircraft to the Algerian army. Specializing in geostrategic prospecting, the site states that this proposal is intended to “calm the anger of Algeria following the Pentagon’s decision to establish an AFRICOM base in Morocco.
However, the source of the site does not expect Joe Biden to reconsider this decision, but reveals that the new Pentagon team “is working to calm the anger of Algiers, using both the carrot and the stick: ultra-modern Awacs reconnaissance aircraft [which] are proposed to the Algerian army, particularly to strengthen its capabilities in the fight against terrorism, and confidential notes of U.S. intelligence [which] are exchanged with Algiers. Notes which ‘report alarming terrorist projects elaborated by jihadist groups in the Sahel in an attempt to extend their zones of activity further north, taking advantage of the deterioration of Algerian-Moroccan relations and the cessation of security cooperation between Algiers and Rabat.
According to Global Watch Analysis, if Donald Trump sent two “emissaries” – Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, David Schenker, and Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett – to Algiers a week before his departure from the White House, it is because he was “aware of the seriousness of the stakes”.
Citing anonymous sources, the site adds that the new Pentagon team is very concerned about easing the traditional dispute between Algeria and Morocco, which has worsened considerably since the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara in return for normalizing relations with Israel.
The Algerian site Antipatriotic comments on the information in these terms: “This information revealed as exclusive and secure seems however not very credible for at least two reasons. The first being that the United States reserves its sophisticated weapons for its traditional allies. The only planes that the Algerian army obtained from the Americans were the Hercules C-130s offered in the early 1980s as a thank you after the release of diplomats taken hostage in Tehran, Iran. Then, Algeria turned resolutely towards Russia, from which it is preparing to acquire the stealth fighter Su-57 after having equipped its anti-aircraft defense with the formidable Iskander missiles and, before that, the famous S-400 system. In the same way, it has not sought the vaccine against Covid-19 anywhere other than Moscow, from which it has just received a first quantity.”
Some analysts would interpret this prospect of arms delivery differently. As AWACS is one of the main pieces of U.S. air espionage, the U.S. is allegedly on the verge of indirectly threatening Algeria. The NATO bases in Libya and Mali, which are all air bases added to the “Israeli” base located a few kilometers from the Algerian borders, would all be under surveillance in Algeria. AWACS would thus be part of the North African landscape and Algiers has the interest to integrate the circuit unless it wants to oppose it.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN