Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump on Iraq

"Some of Trump's off-the-top-of-the-head suggestions for challenging terrorism... include... confiscating Iraq's energy resources to pay for Washington's defence spending in the region." (How much power will President Trump have? Paul McGeough, Sydney Morning Herald, 11/11/16)

So the US, under a former village idiot who managed to find his way into the White House, invaded Iraq in 2003, slamming it against the wall and unleashing the progenitors of the sectarian crazies now calling themselves Islamic State, and Iraq, not Bush and his neocon crazies who were responsible for creating the mess in the first place, will be forced by Trump to pay the bill for Washington's - wait for it - DEFENCE spending in the region...

1 comment:

Grappler said...

I'm not sure how much Trump influenced this, but it seems that, over the last couple of days, the US has declared Al Nusra (under any of its various names) a terrorist organisation and stated that its leaders in Syria will be targeted. Presumably this means that the CIA and the Pentagon will have to stop providing assistance to it and its affiliates. Apparently Ash Carter is not happy. It will be interesting to see if Israel also stops patching up terrorists of that ilk and shipping them back into action.