Monday, November 21, 2016

Will President Trump's Administration Spread Corruption And Start New Wars In The Middle East?

An Isis video released through the group’s Amaq news agency reportedly shows fighters in Mosul Reuters

Patrick Cockburn, The Independent: Donald Trump’s dangerous team of crackpots will spread corruption and start new wars in the Middle East

Foreign policy advisor John Bolton proposes carving out a Sunni state in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. As a recipe for deepening the conflict in the region, it could scarcely be bettered.

Isis is under pressure in Mosul and Raqqa, but it is jubilant at the election of Donald Trump.

Abu Omar Khorasani, an Isis leader in Afghanistan, is quoted as saying that “our leaders were closely following the US election, but it was unexpected that the Americans would dig their own graves.” He added that what he termed Trump’s “hatred” towards Muslims would enable Isis to recruit thousands of fighters.

The Isis calculation is that, as happened after 9/11, the demonisation and collective punishment of Muslims will propel a proportion of the Islamic community into its ranks. Given that there are 1.6 billion Muslims – about 23 per cent of the world’s population – Isis and al-Qaeda-type organisations need to win the loyalty of only a small proportion of the Islamic community to remain a powerful force.

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WNU Editor: Patrick Cockburn's warnings are too late. The entire Middle East is already mired in war, and the culture of corruption has been in the region forever.


Jay Farquharson said...

Patrick Cockburn's key warning is about Trump's plans for "extreme vetting" and internment camps in the US.

ISIS has spent a lot of time and money trying to eliminate "grey zones" in the West with out success.

Trumps going to achieve ISIS's goal with an Executive Order.

Hans Persson said...

Haha there are dozens of greyzones just here in Sweden. Dont be silly now jay

Jay Farquharson said...


Anonymous said...

Any religion that has to be that coddled to keep from instantly becoming terrorists, has it's own problems.

Hurhur said...

I agree anon, why not also look at obamas failed policies for the last 8years, failed Arab spring bs, gun running in Libya and Syria and beyond (i.e. Free guns for al queso and all Islamist terrorist)....cats out of the bag, the media has been all in with obama since the beginning, the election has proven that nobody gives a shit about revisionist PC propaganda and the idiotic policies that come with that. This idea that we must risk our own life and limb to not offend Islamists has failed, look at Benghazi as a insane example of that. This admin would have me take my shoes off before raiding a known terrorist mosque in hopes of winning their hearts?? This isn't rocket science