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Time for U.S. to get out of the Middle East

Time for U.S. to get out of the Middle East

No good guys in Mesopotamia

 

Iraq, Iranian and Turkish forces are about to crush the “new” Kurdish state. Other than our long-standing alliance with Israel, America should be out of the Middle East, Gulf, Palestine and greater Arabia (Mesopotamia).

I was watching a British produced “war” movie made in the early 1930s dealing with World War I Mesopotamia. One shouldn’t take their history lessons from movies, but flicks do reflect the cultural mindset of a certain time. Lawrence of Arabia was a 9.9 on a scale of 0-10.

The British-made war movie portrayed the Kurds as the most evil group in Mesopotamia. The British and French were responsible for the current Mesopotamia situation. They created it after WWI — “The war to end all wars.” Nations and boundaries were created that allowed ancient animosities to fester. After World War II, the British handed off Mesopotamia to America — part in payment for lend lease and part in deference to Americas newfound power.

America is the British Empire rebrand. In 1948, an Irish cousin of mine was a member of the 9th Para, 6th Air Borne, UK, stationed in Palestine, Haifa. The 9th’s mission was to enforce an U.N. mandate. My cousin’s company commander gave the lads a pep talk. He told them that “the Jews were the worst terrorists the British Army ever dealt with.” Many of the lads were Irish, from Southern Ireland.

If the British were not in everyone’s backyard, they wouldn’t have had so many terrorists to deal with. Ditto America. The Kurds will be put on the cross when the Turks, Iraqis and Iranians finish with them. There are no good guys in Mesopotamia, only victims. The abused always become abusers. Today’s bad guy is tomorrow’s victim.

Edmond Day

Rotterdam

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