GalaxyFlyer wrote:Dutchy wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:Good, Trump had his day, now the mullahs had theirs. Now, can the US just leave the entire Middle East and let the locals figure out how to live together or just kill each other. I suspect, left alone they’d figure out how to get along.
You are really a unilateralist are you?
I am, the real American tragedy was the year of 1898 when that idiot TR got us into a war with Spain (!) and turned us from a continental nation into a colonial one, no different than the European ones, Netherlands included. The same year we seized an unhappy Hawaii due to Dole needs. Then, the next idiotic “progressive” Wilson got us into WW I. Truly, the War to End All Peace, we’re still fixing the Treaty of Paris. The descent into madness of believing, like the Europeans, we had a “mission to civilize” the globe. Arthur. I’m merman has a lot to answer for from the grave. Complete idiocy and never ending. European history is instructive, a thousand years until peace there. It’s gonna take a lot longer for the ME, they’re at 1,400 and counting.
Don’t forget direct US and European interference in the Middle East. The Yemeni legacy of the former British colony of Aden. The Shah of Iran being installed by the CIA after the CIA overthrew the populist, semi-secular government. Saddam having explicit US blessings including weapons deliveries to counter the Revolutionary government of Iran.