Middle East

US base Ayn al-Asad in Kurdistan, target of Iraq resistance bombs in December 2019. 
In January 2020, Iran launched retaliatory bombs on the base after the assassination of General Suleimani. 
Iraq resistance bombed it again in February.
Rather than just leaving, as the Iraq government requests, the US imported its new air defense Raad-500 short-range ballistic missiles (without any authorization from Iraq) aimed at ... guess who?.
Kadzimi has his work cut out for him.

So what’s the scenario?


*procrastinating on pulling out troops and mercenaries from Afghanistan and Iraq,

*plopping them down unbidden in Syria (oil, you know),

*encouraging Israel to bomb Syrians and their anti-IS allies, Iran and Russia, and

*encouraging Turkey to invade Syria to fight Kurds (and Syrian and Russian troops),

the US has created a nightmare far worse than the Taliban, Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.

Oh, for those peaceful 1990s! Saddam is already a footnote and the other two have been eclipsed in the muslim world by the Islamic State, which miraculously expanded over the Levant, and is still hanging on there by a thread. Kept that way by US-Israel.


i'm on at 1:45


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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

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