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President Trump has upended four decades of successful U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East
Foreign Policy (via Twitter) ^ | 5/23/2020 | Foreign Policy

Posted on 05/27/2020 3:43:45 AM PDT by Skepolitic

Refers to an article by Hal Brands, Steven A. Cook, and Kenneth M. Pollack.

Trump’s break with decades of U.S. strategy in the Persian Gulf has been conducted in his typically cavalier manner. But it did not come out of nowhere. Americans have been debating their long-standing strategic commitment to the Gulf for several years now. Critics of that commitment have offered multiple arguments for why Washington ought to pull back from the region. Each is founded in realities that should refine U.S. strategy toward the Gulf, but not abandon it, as Trump appears to be doing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: carter; iraq; policy; trump; trumpmiddleeast
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I wonder what our elite strategic scholars would consider an unsuccessful US foreign policy ...

because "success" is not a word that I'd use to describe US Middle East policy.

If your're interested in what our Trump-hating ruling elite considers successful foreign policy, FP's Twitter post refers to article at https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/12/15/carter-doctrine-rip-donald-trump-mideast-oil-big-think/ .

FYI, Foreign Policy magazine is a project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

1 posted on 05/27/2020 3:43:45 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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US Middle East “policy” has been an abject failure and cost the US way too many lives. Except for Israel.


2 posted on 05/27/2020 3:46:01 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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So successful that the area has been embroiled in constant warfare for four decades...yeah, that’s sure what I’d call “success.”


3 posted on 05/27/2020 3:46:30 AM PDT by livius
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To: Skepolitic

Yeah, four decades of abject failure. Good to up-end that!


4 posted on 05/27/2020 3:48:06 AM PDT by RightGuy
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First, we have no dependence on Saudi oil (or for that matter, any oil producer).

Second, we don’t need to be playing games with thug mullahs from Iran.

Third, we’ve chosen to use stringent economic weapons as a threat-tool. They seem to work very well.

Fourth, a lot of the ‘fake’ big-boys of the Middle East have fallen into severe economic times and their power to survive this time is called into question.


5 posted on 05/27/2020 3:49:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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President Trump has upended four decades of successful U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

This article starts with a pure lie.

Four decades of using our military as cannon fodder and MPs in foreign shit holes.

Now that we are energy independent, thanks to Trump, the mid-east sand dwellers can eat goat shit.

We no longer can be bullied by them withholding their oil, they can drink it.

After 19 years of a no victory policy in sand dweller country, we are coming home.

Like Trump said, "If we have to come back we will, BUT, in a vicious way".

6 posted on 05/27/2020 3:51:09 AM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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Hal Brands, Steven A. Cook, and Kenneth M. Pollack are all members of the CFR making this nothing more than a position paper for the advancement of globalism.


7 posted on 05/27/2020 3:53:48 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: livius

Must be Opposite Day.


8 posted on 05/27/2020 3:53:51 AM PDT by NativeSon ( What Would Virginia Do? #WWVD)
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To: Skepolitic

“I don’t think that word success means what you think it means”


9 posted on 05/27/2020 3:54:18 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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10 posted on 05/27/2020 4:03:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( WWG1WGA)
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To: Skepolitic

Successful????


11 posted on 05/27/2020 4:03:38 AM PDT by rdl6989
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I laughed when I read the headline

These people are nuts


12 posted on 05/27/2020 4:04:36 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Skepolitic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_M._Pollack
This TURD has DEEP STATE splattered all over him!


13 posted on 05/27/2020 4:05:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Trump Train!!!)
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If your definition of “success” is unending wars they, yes, I guess it has been successful.


14 posted on 05/27/2020 4:06:22 AM PDT by Petrosius
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Successful?!

Paging Inigo Montoya...


15 posted on 05/27/2020 4:07:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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It’s not even the Babylon Bee.


16 posted on 05/27/2020 4:07:47 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Nothing happens to a Christian that God does not allow to happen.)
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Successful??

The only successful foreign policy achieved by the United States was to keep Russia out of the Middle East. That was ended by Obama.


17 posted on 05/27/2020 4:08:40 AM PDT by odawg
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.. successful U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

             

18 posted on 05/27/2020 4:10:34 AM PDT by tomkat
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Having these incompetent dopes weigh in on U.S. foreign policy is like having arsonists in charge of firefighting operations.


19 posted on 05/27/2020 4:12:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("And somewhere in the darkness ... the gambler, he broke even.")
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To: yldstrk

Obviously the view of the military industrial swamp.


20 posted on 05/27/2020 4:15:16 AM PDT by hardspunned (MAGA, now more than ever)
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