Wars and more wars: the sorry U.S. history in the Middle East – Pearls and Irritations

A wall pockmarked by shrapnel, a sad testimony to years of conflict.

The macro view of US military global involvement is not a major topic in Western Media, why?

The American republic morphed well over a century ago into an empire of many endless wars. With U.S. troops still in Syria, Iraq, Somalia and numerous African countries, with over 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and a war budget of roughly one trillion dollars a year, it’s no surprise that one of our main exports is weapons and that arms merchants call the shots in Washington. Presidents come and go, but the wars don’t: they drag on. And when a president does manage to extract the country from one of these military quagmires, as Biden did in Afghanistan, he gets nothing but grief.

Source: Wars and more wars: the sorry U.S. history in the Middle East – Pearls and Irritations

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