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Gwynne Dyer

Have not read his commentary recently but happened to come across his latest on Afghanistan and US troops leaving after an agreement with the Taliban so checked his website for it.

That article is still not on his website so watch for it in the next week or so because it states what I posted on this forum way back before US troops invaded Afghanistan and yes Canadian troops were pulled into that unnecessary war too.


So this is his latest posted and is worth reading and thinking about in regard to the US and Syria.


16 January 2019

“Where America retreats, chaos follows,” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo last week. It’s not the sort of remark you’d expect from an American diplomat only three weeks after President Donald Trump declared that US troops were pulling out of Syria. Is it possible that behind Pompeo’s severe and even pompous exterior there lurks a secret ironist?

Probably not. Pompeo truly believes (like many American evangelical Christians) that the United States is engaged in a struggle of good against evil in the Middle East. “It is a never-ending struggle … until the Rapture,” he said three years ago. He may just be angry at Trump, in a passive-aggressive way, for abandoning Syria to the (evil) Iranian and Russian forces that back Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator.