“The cynics insist that America’s race against the Russo-Iranian alliance for control over Deir ez-Zor is “about oil.” Not so. Yes, Dear ez-Zor has a great deal of oil in the sands beneath it, but the U.S. objective is geopolitical: we want to stop Iran from expanding its control over the Shia crescent. Denying Iran control over the ancient caravan routes is vital to keeping Iran contained and preventing Iranian hegemony in the region.”
“If America can deny Iran control over the ancient caravan routes, then America can accomplish the first part of its plan to contain Iran.”
No ceasefire can exist in Syria until all parties recognize the outsized role that Iran plays in the conflict.
The old adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” should not be the basis of foreign policy. What’s more, not all autocracies are created equally. Read more to find out why
I talk about the failures of the Obama Doctrine regarding U.S. relations with Russia. It would seem that wounded egos and pride, more than actual strategic interests, are driving the Obama Administration and Putin Regime toward the escalation of conflict.
My newest Video Blog addresses why Iran is involved in supporting the Assad Regime in the ongoing Syrian Civil War and how Iran stands to benefit from their support of Assad. We also touch on Russia’s involvement here as well. The drink tonight was an aged Yamakazi single malt Japanese whisky.
In light of the most recent Islamic State terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, I provide a critical assessment of the ongoing U.S. war efforts against the self-described Islamic State. To put it mildly: IT AIN’T PRETTY FOR US (but the next POTUS can fix it)!