It’s been awhile since I have had a US foreign policy rant, so I figured it was probably time. While the US populace has been distracted by the US Election Show, the administration took the opportunity to expand our militaristic role in the Middle East.
The US started bombing ISIS in Libya last week, apparently because our litany of bombing other countries has been so successful – or perhaps we are running out of targets in those countries. This time there is a twist, as we are bombing targets at behest of the interim government – so we are acting as hired guns to officially do the worlds dirty work.
Why is this story so under-reported? Are Americans numb to the mess that is American Middle East foreign policy? According to Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook, the strikes did not have “an end point at this particular moment in time”.
So this is a new front against the ever expanding battle against ISIS. And there is no end in sight. And don’t look for anything to change under a new Democratic or Republican administration.
But wait a minute – I have to cut this post short – Donald Trump just tweeted something that has all the news networks giving him 7×24 coverage… so I gotta go and watch whats really important.