The Middle East Explained

brucelouisdodson

The Middle East Explained
by
Aubrey Bailey

Are you confused about U.S. involvement in the Middle East? Let me explain.
We support the Iraqi government in the fight against the Islamic State. We don’t like IS, but IS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do like.


We don’t like President Assad in Syria. We support the fight against him, but not IS which is also fighting against him.


We don’t like Iran, but Iran supports the Iraqi government against IS. So some of our friends support our enemies and some of our enemies are our friends. Some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, whom we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win.


If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they might be replaced by people we like even less. And all this was started by…

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About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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One Response to The Middle East Explained

  1. authorjim says:

    A lot of truth in that comment but several not so truthful too. One glaring example is the one stating that there were no terrorists. Saying that there were no terrorists is like saying there were no mice in the barn because we didn’t see them.

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