The Syrian Kurds worked with the US against ISIS. That alliance ended the moment the fight against ISIS did. As England’s Lord Palmerston said, “Nations have no permanent friends or allies; they only have permanent interests.”
“We are not interested in turning the Mideast into the Midwest anymore. That’s a good thing. We want to restore a balance of power to the region, by pitting a Sunni-Israeli-Kurdish(?) alliance off of the Shiite alliance, and then taking a step back. That’s a noble goal. In order to do that, we have to get the Russians to step back also. Iran is playing Russia for fools. Once Russia and America are laid low by war, Iran will be able to have their way with both. The sooner the Russians realize that, the world will be better off.”
Trump’s foreign policy is delightfully devious: he has tricked international audiences and the press into embracing regime change in North Korea.
Brandon J. Weichert discusses his recent American Greatness articles “What’s In A Doctrine?” and “Making U.S. Foreign Policy Great Again” only on The Seth & Chris Show.
In my most recent piece at American Greatness, I argue that the recent Trump attack on Syria is in keeping with his campaign promises.
Now that the Trump Administration has retaliated against Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, where does the world go from here? I answer this and other pressing questions about the Syrian Civil War and Trump’s foreign policy.
The Obama Administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran has been a total and utter failure. Rather than deterring Iran from further aggression with the West and its allies, it has induced Iran toward greater aggression. This article is my attempt to advocate for sterner measures for the Trump Administration to take in resisting Iranian aggression
Underlying the Syrian Civil War has been a competition to build a billion-dollar pipeline through Syria to Europe. Russia has ensured that the Iranian pipeline will win out, thereby harming U.S. interests and empowering Russia’s influence not only in Syria, but more importantly, in Europe, which is overwhelmingly dependent on Russia for its energy needs.