June 28, 2014 10:16 pm -

We’re more immersed in these civil wars now than we were a week ago.

“The Obama administration ended the week deeply immersed in stemming crises in Iraq and Syria as it launches a new strategy that American and Arab officials acknowledge could be risky for the U.S. and its closest Mideast allies,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Days of high-stakes Middle East diplomacy on a trip Secretary of State John Kerry completed Friday, combined with a $500 million plan for supporting Syrian rebels announced the day before by the White House, outline a markedly expanded U.S. role in the region’s chaotic security and political landscape.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. fantagor June 29th, 2014 at 2:06 am

    If we’d followed Jimmy Carter’s lead in 1979 and sought energy independence through renewables, our interest in the Middle East wouldn’t range beyond intervening to prevent or mitigate the ensuing humanitarian crises. Oil is the USA’s Brokeback Mountain love interest. We just can quite it. But unlike the plot of Brokeback Mountain, it’s no secret.

  2. granpa.usthai June 29th, 2014 at 2:13 am

    which tyrant will be the face of ‘USA VALUES ABROAD’ ?

  3. fahvel June 29th, 2014 at 3:10 am

    this scenario is going to lead to something really really bad!!!!!!!!

  4. mea_mark June 29th, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Until somebody in the middle east wants to lead and be all inclusive we should minimize our influence. Their will be no winners when divisiveness is the goal of conflict. When leaders from foreign country’s want to be selfish and ignorant we need to get out.