Middle East – A simple explanation!


Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East?

Let me explain.

We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS. We don't like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like.

We don't like Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but
ISIS is also fighting against him.

We don't like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its
fight against ISIS.
So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our

and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we
want to lose,

but we don't want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.

If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced
by people we like even less.

And all this was started by us invading a country to drive out
who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out.

It's quite simple, really. Do you understand now?

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  1. bathchairdave

    I could see it in one Shadow. I was going to blog about my time in Afghanistan, when we were busy supplying weapons and training to the Afghans . Russia was due to invade. So the tribesmen were our friends (1968/9). SAS – the CIA – even old ladies from MI5 were everywhere. We all ceased to exist later!
    I see the point of your blog fully well, and it excuses me from blogging about it which is a relief!
    The skills and weapons we supplied back then helped to kill our lads in the recent past.
    Well see the point of your blog.