IMPORTANT NOTE: Omar fields falling into hands of SDF could well have been part of a Quid pro quo deal that allowed ISIS to leave Raqqa for allowing SDF to capture Omar oil field after ISIS attacks #SyrianArmy positions. If you read 1 article today, make sure its one by BBC below https://twitter.com/ehsani22/status/930134159607070721 …
Wait … What?
In one piece, author Alireza Hojjati wrote that during Biden’s recent trip to the Middle East, the United States withdrew all of its interests in the Middle East. The question posed was, “Who shall fill the vacuum in the Middle East?” Another writer asked, “What’s next for Syria after winning its war against the U.S.?”
If this is true, it didn’t take Biden long to sell the farm. But to be perfectly honest, given the absolute mess American diplomats have made of the Middle East since the Eisenhower administration, maybe it is time we gave those poor slobs some peace and quiet. And — continuing with my streak of honesty, I have never thought that one square inch of land in the Middle East was worth one ounce of blood shed by any American or Brit. All we’ve ever done in the Middle East is stir up the bees — and get stung.
Heck, truth be known, we were never even smart enough to realize that the Saudis supported the Pakis and Taliban since the mid-1990s. The Saudis sold us oil with one hand and murdered our sons with the other. Or maybe our government was smart enough to figure it all out — but after a cost-benefit analysis, it decided that giving up American service members was the least they could do to pacify the blood lust of our friends, the Saudis.
So, where are “we” Americans today?
Not in the Middle East, that’s for sure. That whole region is now someone else’s problem and good riddance. But who inherits? Russia? Iran? The Arabs? Does it even matter? Here’s what I think — the only reason Russia and Iran supported Syria was that Russia and Iran opposed the United States and Saudi Arabia (who was always behind the Syrian “civil war”).
The Iranians are asking, who fills the void now that the U.S. is gone? The scramble is on. Russia? Well, their hands are a bit full just now (kind of). Saudi Arabia? They would dearly love to become the Middle Eastern Powerhouse. Iran? You bet ‘cha. Turkey? Oh, yeah. But the fact is, there’s yet another sheriff in town. Even though the only accents we’re hearing are those of Russia, Iran, and Turkey (voices that have only gotten louder since Biden completed his regional comedy routine to the Middle East), there is one other.
Despite the one headline in Israel, “Iran’s Supreme Leader will Determine if Biden’s Mideast Trip Succeeds” (Haaretz, July 14), and even while Biden was muttering “nuh uh,” China was already renting office spaces in the Saudi city of Jeddah. That’s my bet: China will become the top noodle in the Mid-east.
I say let ‘em have it. How about “we Americans” concentrating more on our own backyard? More focus on the southern border would be a treat. Putting politicians in jail would be a bonus (Clinton) and their children (Hunter). I’m suggesting a strategic withdrawal here — mainly because we Americans have our limitations. We begin to unravel with three or more things to deal with at any one time. Besides, we stand a better chance of putting Hillary away than resolving the energy fight.
Seriously, it’s time we gave the Middle East away to people who will take better care of it. Instead of screwing around with sand monkeys, let’s learn how to stop worrying and fall in love with a never-ending progression of leftist ideas. Hey, don’t blame me. You guys all wanted $4.29/gallon. Right?