Going to dump info on Middle East events here.
Although the board is biased, you can find detailed info on Syria here: >>>/sg/
The 2003 invasion of Iraq probably was the first time I began to consider the reality of U.S. policy in the Middle East, as well as its causes. The standard leftist belief was "a war for oil." This seemed plausible at the time but the actions of the U.S. government often indicated that something else was afoot. That was when I first heard of Zionism. In those days a few people asserted that U.S. middle east policy, in general, was not to achieve any specific aim but rather to destabilize the region with the ultimate goal of eliminating potential threats to Israel. 15 years later, this theory has not been disproven. I myself believe U.S. policy is heavily controlled by subservience to zionism as well as geopolitical interest in defending the petro-dollar.
Timeline: US Actions
Jan 22 2018 - Secretary of State Tillerson urges restraint as Turkey begins operations in Syria
Jan 17 2018 - Tillerson states the U.S. will "remain engaged" in Syria
Jan 5 2018 - U.S. issues new sanctions targeting Iran for missile development
Jan 1 2018 - U.S. appears to have withheld $125m in aid from Palestine
Dec 21 2017 - Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., threatened to defund U.N. over vote against Jerusalem move
Dec 21 2017 - UN overwhelmingly votes against recognition of Jerusalem
Dec 6 2017 - President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Nov 21 2017 - U.S. rapidly increasing bombing campaign in Afghanistan
Nov 17 2017 - U.S. raises number of troops in Afghanistan to 14,000
Oct 31 2017 - A U.S. general states the number of U.S. troops in Syria is 4,000
Oct 13 2017 - Trump refuses to cerPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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