Friday, February 2, 2018

What went wrong in US MENA policy.

The US in 2014 underestimated ISIS. US people have no appetite for ground war. So the US turned to KRG. The KRG could not handle ISIS either, so US turned to Iran for help.

Then in 2016 the US underestimated Turkey and the US-backed coup in Turkey failed.

Left with no loyal boots on the ground, the US turned to the PKK.

Now the US is caught in no-man's land as Turkey. Russia, Iran, and even China fight for control over the last major reserve of conventional crude in Kirkuk.

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