One practically wants to cry out: If not Mattis, who; if not now, when?
If Trump doesn’t give a damn about geopolitics and conducts transactions like a merchant, then we have to ask ourselves: What next?
Ankara is aware of the ulterior motive behind Washington’s Kurdish policy: The US wants to use the YPG as leverage to have a stronger negotiating position in the period that will see the transition to democracy in Syria.
As much as it may be a bold and praiseworthy idea on the surface ... the idea of a MESA military alliance against Iran, with the participation of the U.S., is as practical as teaching eggs to fly. The idea is also bold, potentially useful, but at the same time impractically idiotic.
[I]t’s not so much Trump fooling the people. It’s the people wanting to believe him, even when he spews lies.
It’s a vision of a Europe that increasingly differs on matters of principle not only with America, but with the Anglo-Saxon world more generally.
Erdogan immediately ... called for his supporters to back him in this “national battle” in the name of Allah against the dollar.