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Friday, October 18, 2019

The View from 30,000 Feet and 100 Years Later

Amusingly, this article makes no mention of Turkey, the ceasefire that never was, the letter to Erdogan that even Erdogan is using to bash Trump with, the rout of Americans, the slaughter of the Kurds, the more than off chance Turkey (not just Syria) is going to be closer to Russia than NATO when the immediate crisis is over, or the complete collapse of U.S. influence, not to say power, in the Middle East that this represents.

And I'm not a Middle East, or even foreign affairs, specialist.



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