In almost any mathematical certainty, there is an inverse relationship one finds between dumb and powerful. The dumber you are the less powerful you should be in any true democracy. Except in America today. Donald Trump is the most visibly abrasive dumb president we ever voted into office, which makes
On the political front, the Syrian opposition has two fronts both betting differently. The Muslim Brotherhood, backed by Erdogan of Turkey, wants to share power with the Assad regime. Why? Because both see eye-to-eye on Israel. Then there is the more liberal Syrian opposition mostly led by lone wolves that
Of the thousands of analysts and pundits who follow the Middle East tear itself apart, many notice a distinguishable pattern. Almost all powerful actors have one or more proxies fighting their battles. Except the Arabs who seem to be relying on the flavor du jour to press for their sovereignty.
The American strategy of kicking Iran out of Syria based on economic sanctions is short-sighted. It relies on a single chess move in a complex chessboard. The key to protecting our allies lies in regime change in Syria because one must imagine an Obama-like US President ascending to power again.