Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings in the Middle East?

Who is Pulling the Puppet Strings in the Middle East?

Over the course of the last twelve months, a veil has been lifted in the Middle East and what is coming into focus is cause for great concern, for Israel, the United States, and the rest of the world.

It is clear that Communist China is pulling the puppet strings and asserting its agenda in the Middle East.

Let’s take a brief trip down memory lane to confirm it’s true.

In April of 2023, China brokered a peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran, two countries that had not had diplomatic relations since 2016.

Later that month, China inserted itself into the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, offering to facilitate peace talks.

In June of 2023, China invited a delegation from Iran and Pakistan for joint counterterrorism talks. Delegates were optimistic that new initiatives would likely lead to increased peace and stability in the wider Middle East region as well as within the borders of their respective countries.

Then, two weeks after Hamas brutally attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, Communist Chinese’s President Xi Jinping, called for a cease fire and the establishment of a two-state solution when he said, “The top priority now is a ceasefire as soon as possible, to avoid the conflict from expanding or even spiraling out of control or causing a serious humanitarian crisis” (CNN).

Please note that President Xi did not condemn Hamas for its unprovoked, barbaric attack against Israel. In fact, China has refused to condemn Hamas for its October 7th slaughter of innocent Israeli citizens.

That said, China has repeatedly voted against Israel at the United Nations because it objects to Israel taking steps to ensure that Hamas will never be able to attack its citizens again.

Recently, there have been additional signs which confirm China’s role as the master Middle Eastern puppeteer.

On January 19, 2024, Breitbart reported that “A senior official from the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist army of Yemen told Russian media. . . that Russian and Chinese ships can pass safely through the Red Sea without fear of attack.”

Yet, the greatest confirmation of China’s control over the affairs of the Middle East occurred five days later when it was actually reported that the “Biden administration. . . asked top Chinese officials to pressure Iran to make its Houthi proxy terrorists in Yemen halt their attacks on the Red Sea shipping” (Breitbart).

The, on January 25, 2024, Reuters reported that “Chinese officials. . . asked their Iranian counterparts to help rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iranian-backed Houthis, or risk harming business relations with Beijing.”

Reuters also reported that “Beijing made it clear it would be very disappointed with Tehran if any vessels linked to China were hit, or the country’s interests were affected in any way.”

Please notice that there wasn’t any mention of halting attacks on ships from the U.S. or western Europe.

Iran felt the pull from China’s puppet strings because Iran needs China and China knows it.

Earlier this week, it was reported that “China’s investments in Iran rose from $300 million to $3 billion within the last year. . . The prodigious increase in the amount of Chinese money circulating in Iran, the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism, is occurring as Beijing seeks a greater political role in the Middle East through both economic influences and alliances with anti-Israel and anti-American governments” (Breitbart).

China has one goal, global domination by 2049, the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. In light of China’s professed agenda, its influence in the Middle East is of serious concern.

China does not have allies, only puppets that it manipulates to achieve its objective. Therefore, this realignment of nations under China’s leadership will not serve to promote peace in the Middle East. Rather, it will promote China’s agenda at the expense of the nations of the Middle East, especially Israel. China is no friend of Israel.

Please join me in praying for the peace of Israel and for the leaders of the United States.

By Dr. Matthew Dodd | February 9, 2024