Arthur Cyr: What to know about the United States retreat in the Middle East

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  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2019 8:08 a.m.

    Israel is in the Middle East; they have been dealing with the problems for decades with US aid. Fine. Has Russia forgotten their experience in Afghanistan ? Russia has been involved in the Middle East since the time of the Tsars. Under the Communists, they have supported countries like Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Not sure it did Russia any good, except keep the West excited. Pres. G.W. Bush was derided for saying "mission accomplished"; resistance still percolated, in the use of IEDs as a cheap and hard to defend against terrorist tactic for killing Americans ( and others ), for one. Truth is the " mission" will never be "accomplished" in the Middle East in this current world. Even now, Iraq is considering asking the US to leave. On and on it goes...