I think that is a valid question:
- In Egypt we support consolidation of power by an obviously Muslim Brotherhood run government. To that end, HC and her deputy, Bill Burns, have traveled to Cairo to threaten and cajole the Egyptian military into accepting what the Egyptians know will become an Islamist state with all that promises for women, Christians, homosexuals, etc.
- In Afghanistan we are engaged in a very long, very costly war against an Islamist guerrilla army that has the support of many in that country. It is claimed that the Afghan soldiers and police who are killing our men are merely "disaffected." Yes, but their disaffection is largely the result of their anti-kaffir xenophobia. We are now in the process of abandoning the failed COIN strategy in favor of a CT based strategy that I advocated three years ago, but that was then. This is now. The time has probaby passed.
-In Iraq, we created a government that rejected any real strategic relationship with us and now conspires with Iran to halp Iran evade the sanctions regime. But, we still say we love them.
- In Tunisia, the Islamist element in the new government is seeking to erase French culture in the country. We look fondly upon them.
- In Yemen we directly assist the new Yemeni government in seeking the annhilation of the small Sunni Wahhabi insurgent movement. In so doing we align ourselves with the Sunni majority of the former PDRY against the Fiver Shia population of the North who are thought to be somehow related to Iran. They are not.
- Iran. Well, I won't even try to deal with that here. We await Israel's initiative.
- Saudi Arabia. We await their desires as well.
- Syria. We support a Sunni Wahhabi led, financed and armed insurgency against a government that has traditionally been hostile to Islamist groups.
What's the connecting thread here?
Don't embarrass yourself by saying oil and Israel.
"It is a tale told by an ifdiot." pl