U.S. Noises Change But Policy Doesn’t

The attack on Syrian Arab Army troops near al-Tanf yesterday have the Russians hopping-mad.  Defense Secretary James Mattis apparently is setting policy not only for his President but also for Russia in Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned the attack and the excuse for it saying that Russia knows nothing of the 'agreed … Continue reading U.S. Noises Change But Policy Doesn’t

Trump’s Trip Blowing Up the GCC On The Path To Peace

I told you recently that Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia was the prelude to a grand peace deal in the Middle East.  The Gulf Cooperation Council’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and blame them for sponsoring terrorism is part of that process. It’s also completely disingenuous. It’s well known that Qatar and Saudi … Continue reading Trump’s Trip Blowing Up the GCC On The Path To Peace