Click on tis link for a graphic history of Middle East Empires: LINK
Occasionally, one must ask whether the folks in "Hooterville" will ever understand the "big picture." Or, will they continue to give political opportunists the green light to undermine long term, carefully crafted U.S. geopolitical strategy in order to win elections. It has always been possible to make a potent argument against U.S. "involvement" overseas and to take advantage of public ignorance about foreign policy. Critics who advocate that the U.S. should "pull out" of the Middle East are once again resurrecting that argument and advocating that the U.S. should become a second rate power!
The following excerpts from a statement (located at the end of our commentary) given by Martyn Davies, the director of the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, S. Africa, illustrate our point... (read more)