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October 15, 2023 | The Coming Middle East War

Martin Armstrong

Martin Arthur Armstrong is current chairman and founder of Armstrong Economics. He is best known for his economic predictions based on the Economic Confidence Model, which he developed.

QUESTION: Why does Biden never discuss Iran, and the Democrats keep handing money back to Iran to fund their terror against Israelis and Sunnis? Are they trying to creat World War III?


ANSWER: Look, there is much more going on behind the curtain than mainstream media reports. On August 3, 2023, a feud with Iran against Kuwait and Saudi Arabia is in play because they announced they had “exclusive ownership” of the natural resources in the disputed Durra offshore gas field. Iran said it will pursue its rights over the Durra-Arash gas field. Back in July, the dispute between Kuwait and Iran began to escalate as Kuwait condemned purported Iranian drilling plans for the field.

Kuwait and Iran once had longstanding historical ties spanning hundreds of years before oil arrived. The religious Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s broke the tight bond between Iran and Kuwait. There was speculation that some religious groups supported Iran after the revolution. Shia Islam still constitutes about 36.5% of the Kuwaiti citizen population. There is behind-the-scene support for Iran, which some say was the real reason for Husein’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.



Nobody wants to talk too much about that since the conquest of Iraq strengthened Iran and unleashed religious terrorism. Blair apologized but still put out the nonsense that had Husein remained in power, he would have threatened world peace when, in fact, he was the only major threat to Iran. This has long left a bad taste in the mouths of many as to why the West has removed Iran’s threats; some believe it has been the desire to create a Middle East War. Hamas knows it is dividing the world and is praying for massive civilian casualties in the wake of an Israeli Response. They are already dividing Northern Africa as some governments have refrained from condemning Hamas’ attacks on civilians.

In urging the evacuation, Israel’s military is trying to minimize Hamas exploiting the death of civilians in Gaza. The IDF said it planned to target underground Hamas hideouts around Gaza City—areas that civilians cannot access. Meanwhile, the Hamas terrorist group has vowed to fight to the last drop of blood and told residents to stay as they try to use civilians for propaganda and shields.

As expected, Lebanese Hezbollah fighters attacked Israeli army posts and a northern border on Sunday. Israel retaliated with strikes in Lebanon. Border clashes are now escalating. Hezbollah intends to open a second front with Israel. We should expect this all to escalate by the first quarter of 2025 on a significant scale.

These people do not understand that such acts by Hamas create the image that all Arabs are the same.  These attacks NEVER accomplish concessions. All they do is promote a vicious cycle of violence with no end. This is why so many Palestinians do not support Hamas, for they see this as making their lives worse – not better. To live in fear of violence is not beneficial to either side. The ONLY solution is negotiation. The same applies in Ukraine; there, too, we have Zelensky refusing to negotiate. Up to 10 million Ukrainians have fled because of Zelensky; at the end of the day, he is destroying Ukraine, and no victory is ever possible. This is the same crisis we have with groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. What do they honestly expect? Do all Jews leave the Middle East?

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October 15th, 2023

Posted In: Armstrong Economics

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