Sunday, March 7, 2021

Tag: Unintended Consequences: Did Trump Just Give the Middle East to China and Russia?

Unintended Consequences: Did Trump Just Give the Middle East to China and Russia?

by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

By the series of actions in recent months in Iraq and across the Middle East, Washington has forced a strategic shift towards China and to an extent Russia and away from the United States. If events continue on the present trajectory it can well be that a main reason that Washington backed the destabilization of Assad in Syria, to block a planned Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline, will now happen, short of Washington initiating a full scorched earth politics in the region. This is what we can call unintended consequences.