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Trump: Toward War in the Middle East


Trump: Toward War in the Middle East

Adil E. Shamoo

The United States is at war in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and possibly soon in Iran as well.

Donald Trump has also sided with Saudi Arabia in its bloodless conflict with Qatar. The Saudi Arabia-Qatar standoff is no less serious than the other hot wars. The two countries are extremely wealthy and influential in the Middle East and worldwide.


April Glaspie, while she was the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, met with Saddam Hussein, the "late" president of Iraq, before he mobilized his country to invade Kuwait. At that meeting, which was recorded/transcribed, he expressed his grave concern for Kuwait's insidious habit of slant-oil drilling into Iraqi territory. It seems as if Kuwait had been in denial of such alleged thefts. Well, in response, Ambassador Glaspie had the unmitigated audacity to expressly and disingenuously inform and advise President Hussein that it was not the habit of the United States to meddle in purely Arab disagreements or conflicts.

And as the "late" president of Panama, (General) Manuel Noriega, probably would have said, "The rest is history."

See Wikipedia: "From the 1950s until shortly before the U.S. invasion, Noriega worked closely with the U.S. CIA. Noriega was one of the CIA's most valued intelligence sources, as well as one of the primary conduits for illicit weapons, military equipment and cash destined for U.S.-backed counter-insurgency forces throughout Central and South America. Noriega was also a major cocaine trafficker, something which his U.S. intelligence handlers were aware of for years, but allowed because of his usefulness for their covert military operations in Latin America." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Noriega.)