by Mazen Canada [11-6-2023 published].
Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and UN weapons inspector, known for his inspections in Iraq post-First Gulf War. He became a critic of US policy towards Iraq before 2003, arguing for Iraq's disarmament. Transitioning into a commentator on military and international matters, Ritter offers analysis on regional policies. He advocates for peaceful resolutions and diplomatic engagements in the Middle East, discussing the dynamics of regional demographics and political movements. Ritter also emphasizes the importance of discipline and civilian protection in military operations.
0:00 Scott Ritter Introductions
0:46 How will Israel get “swamped” and will Israel always remain the dominant player in the middle east?
2:28 Islam is a religion of peace
2:50 The problem is not Judaism; the problem is Zionism
3:06 The United States is the guarantor of political Zionism
3:26 Massive demonstrations on the streets of the USA in support of Palestine
3:44 Demonstrations take a sympathetic approach towards Hamas
4:07 Hamas’ clever objectives
5:18 if you were the leader of Hamas, would you have ordered to perform the October 7th operation?
5:33 A masterful plan by Hamas
7:11 Hamas’ strategic mistake
9:12 What Hamas did from a military perspective is good, despite some mistakes
9:33 A military commander is responsible for their area of operations
10:32 What if Hamas took control of the mobs, would Israel have reacted in the same way?
11:26 The Dahiwa principle
12:13 Hamas lured Israel into a trap
13:10 The Normandy campaign and Hamas’ similarities
14:10 Egypt and Jordan’s position
15:51 Hamas is winning politically
17:25 Hamas have told Hezbollah and Iran not to intervene
18:18 Problems creating throughout the entire middle east
19:07 Iran managing the pressure relief in Iraq and Syria
19:31 Balancing attacks from all the players – what is the goal?
20:46 Outrage amongst the arab and muslim population
21:24 Iran does not want a war
22:38 Hassan Nasrallah is a good leader
24:19 Nasrallah’s genius speech
25:41 Hamas has defined a conflict
27:14 The best outcome for the middle east
27:38 Muslim sand Jews can live together in peace in the Holy Land
28:51 Ibrahim Raisi is a good leader
29:27 If you want to live in peace, you have to have the maturity
30:11 What will be Saudi Arabia’s next move?
30:41 There are no supporters of the Palestinian cause
31:26 Saudi Arabia is not a friend of the Palestian people
31:56 The 80’s – 90’s a strong Arabist lobby
33:45 Abrams Accord
35:26 The danger of escalation
35:46 Hamas has trapped Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan
37:16 Saudi Arabis is doing things that are contradictory
37:36 How can the Arab lobby get stronger?
38:39 Arab American Oil Company
40:41 Every arab nation needs to be independent of America
40:51 The United States is not friends with anybody
41:22 Biden will be turning against Israel
42:11 The Arab world needs to stop allowing the United states and Israel to divide them
42:58 All meaningful change takes time
43:53 The first step
45:01 Will the IDF sustain its’ position in Gaza for 1 year?
46:35 Benjamin Netanyahu might not survive as prime minister for much longer
47:06 This war is unsustainable politically, globally
47:45 Israel has walked into a trap
48:33 What will happen after the exchange of hostages?
50:30 Will the USA always condemn Hamas as a terrorist group?