Thirty-six years into the U.S. base build-up in the Greater Middle East, military force has failed as a strategy for controlling the region, no less defeating terrorist organizations.
American exceptionalism and dysfunctional foreign policy. Common sense: If a measure is so dysfunctional that it’s counterproductive it must immediately be stopped and replaced with something better. Like fair and publicly elected leaders as part of a transition to democracy which was what the grassroots Arab Spring was about after all instead of the hubris of still parroting the stale neocon warmonger clash of civilisations tripe to perpetuate exploiting natural resources by imposing dictators and puppet regimes onto deliberately failed states. Same applies to zionist neighbour-from-hell Israel – no more blind arming and certainly no more blank cheque for limitless land-thievery.