I have a friend of mine who started out who started out with a B.S in Economics but ended up with a PhD in History.
When Dubya and the other incompetents in his administration invaded Iraq and Afghanistan he told me, “My God, they don’t understand anything!”
Every country that has invaded the Middle East has pulled out after massive loss of life and wealth. The Romans pulled out, the French, the English. And even empires before the Romans withdrew.
We’re going to pull out, too. We can do it now or we can do it later after much more death and destruction and loss of wealth.
I’m not a professional historian but after reading about 100 history books I might as well be.
The last country that conquered the Middle East was England. It was there 30 years and then pulled out during the founding of Israel in 1948. One Scottish soldier said, “We accomplished nothing.”
None of the “countries” in the Middle East are even countries with the exception of Iran – which used to be called Persia.
The rest of the artificial borders were drawn by England and France for political and economic reasons. The people over there support their tribes, not their “countries.”
I’ve known since I was 17 that Iraq was never a country but three tribes. Recently it was held together by Saddam Hussein, whose brutality was the only thing keeping this temporary, artificial country together.
Dubya Shrub, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, (Douglas Feith), (Richard Perle), (Paul Wolfowitz)…none of them had a clue. None of them had any understanding of history at all. That made them utter incompetents.
There has been war in the Middle East for 4000 years. And we’re not going to put a stop to it. Not the catastrophically incompetent Shrub, not Barak Obama, not Donald Trump.
The Founding Fathers had it right: trade with other countries but have nothing to do with them politically.
Fortunately the United States is protected by two vast oceans and has an economically and militarily incompetent country to the south of us. No one is going to be invading us for the next 2000 years. We’re not the Middle East – or Europe.
Richard Maybury refers to the entire world except the West as “Chaostan.” He’s right – that’s why I use that Biblical comment about Satan “walking to and fro up and down” the world. And no one - not the United States – is going to put an end to this walking to and fro.
The U.S. is an empire of military bases. Someday, they will too collapse. It has been the history of the world without exception.
What’s that old definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?
Again, someday the United States will withdraw and the Middle East can go back to screwing their goats and sodomizing teenage boys.
The Chickenhawk coward Dubya Shrub – and Barak Obama – have been utterly repudiated by the American people. And thank God for that.
I hope that Donald Trump has enough sense not to have this happen to him. At least he’s a patriot – which Shrub and the catastrophes in his administration never were.