Sit through the video. It is a reality check. There will be a return to competence and a “mostly” emptying of the swamp created by Trump.
What is the swamp? The swamp is special interest, turning the Pentagon over to either stooges of drug cartels and/or big oil or weaklings like Mattis, who is competent but?
Mattis tried to walk a tightrope and then when he found himself surrounded by evil, was fired, made a few comments and sat on his ass. No honor in that. Small man, hardly a “mad dog.”
Yesterday, those who didn’t know, learned the US has had 30,000 troops in Syria. VT has reported new US bases springing up all over Deir Ezzor while oil equipment is brought through Iraq and Saudi Arabia. A massive new oil field was discovered in Deir Ezzor, another under Idlib Province and off Syria’s coast.
US policy under Trump has been to spend tax dollars and US lives in starving the Syrian people to death for oil companies. In 2015, Syria asked me to contact parties to negotiate a regional oil agreement (my day job from the UN) covering Cyprus, Turkey, Israel and Syria as I had done Iraq.
No progress was made under the Obama/Clinton regime, a reminder of the short sighted ignorance of the Democrats. Long story there, maybe enough for a book.
We are ready to go again.
The nasty truth, the wind down in the Middle East was a total lie, American forces there are at record levels and stuck there during the pandemic. This means not only is Congress lied to but the Pentagon itself may not even know where troops are sent, if you can imagine that.
We saw the same thing during Bush 43 when Cheney began sending troops hither and yon to do dirty work for his oil company buddies. The US had teams in Myanmar fighting on behalf of the brutal dictatorship there, troops fighting in Saudi Arabia on behalf of Israel and of course ISIS, which is simply another name for the US military in the Middle East and Africa.