Arab media has slammed the United States for chaos in Iraq, charging that US forces have encouraged vengeance attacks and looting to ensure that a compliant government is installed. The Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir, said the crisis was "a deliberate plan" by US commanders "who let chaos reign to justify sending additional troops and appear with their agents as the sole solution in the eyes of the population. "The main danger is that of looting and settling of scores taking on a religious and clannish tone and leading to civil war", the newspaper warned. Another Lebanese newspaper Al-Mostaqbal said, "It appears this situation serves the Americans' purposes, because Iraqis will then accept any kind of authority, in particular one tied to the US administration, and the hawks will attain their goals." The Saudi newspaper Al-Watan claimed: "What is taking place in Iraqi cities has never been seen in medieval ages or even deep in history when the law of the jungle was predominant."