Expert: Trump does not have a coherent strategy in the Middle East


Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush had a coherent Middle East policy. And even if in many cases it was worthy of criticism, it even existed. Donald Trump is more chaotic in the region, which is a sign of a lack of a clear plan.


Such a statement was made by the expert of the Center for Research in the Gulf of the University of Qatar, Luciano Zaccara, in an interview with the Polish edition of Defense24.pl.

The expert draws attention to the fact that the crisis around Iran began long before the American attack in Baghdad. Prior to this, there were attacks on tankers in the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, a downed American drone, shelling of oil fields in Saudi Arabia. And all this happened at a time when there was hope for a warming of relations between the United States and Iran.

According to the expert, in this way the countries of the region were shown that in the event of a conflict between Tehran and Washington, they too would not be left out. And it has already borne fruit. For example, the UAE has already begun to soften its anti-Iranian rhetoric. It turned out that no one wants a war in the Middle East.

The expert believes that during the reign of Trump, the United States ceased to pursue the goal of promoting democracy in the world. The current American president does not need this - he puts at the forefront the interests of the United States exclusively. According to Zakkar, America is no longer worried about the security of other countries, it gives up the role of "world gendarme."

Of course, the White House wants to maintain its influence in the Middle East, but does not want to make efforts for this.

As for Russia, it is already involved in political processes in Syria, but does not show interest in expanding its influence in other countries. Moreover, Russia is not interested in taking sides in the new unfolding conflicts. For example, Moscow maintains close and warm relations with Saudi Arabia, despite no less warm relations with Iran. And this despite the fact that Iran and Saudi Arabia are rivals.
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  1. kepmor 26 January 2020 12: 41 New
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    somehow it’s hard to believe that the states have resigned as the "world gendarme" ...
    1. Victor_B 26 January 2020 12: 54 New
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      Speaking of Trump personally,
      Trump has no coherent strategy in the Middle East
      , why not?
      In the end, who knows what kind of cockroaches he has on this topic.
      Maybe, on the contrary, he wants to get out of this witch's cauldron at all costs, then much becomes logical.
      1. dorz 26 January 2020 12: 58 New
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        Trump has no coherent strategy in the Middle East ...

        The Americans occupied oil fields in Syria and sell foreign minerals for $ 30 million per month. What is not a strategy?
        1. businessv 26 January 2020 13: 46 New
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          Quote: dorz
          The Americans occupied oil fields in Syria and sell foreign minerals for $ 30 million per month. What is not a strategy?

          This is their main strategy, colleague! There is no country but Vietnam where they have sent troops, but there are no resources in the country! I’m not talking about Afghanistan, it’s a strategic base and an excellent income from drugs, including the saturation of the European market with it. Even in the impoverished, non-profitable area, in addition to the Wishlist of Crimea, operations and buying land later on, managed to get involved in managing the transportation of hydrocarbons, and participating in managing the country with cutting and washing all that is possible! And then, the war itself is a good source of income for the party that organized it.
    2. Shurik70 26 January 2020 12: 54 New
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      Who is talking about the states?
      It's about Trump.
      He has already happened several times, someone will offer him: "Let's fucking," and he: "Come on!"
      Somehow, even his daughter offered to hit Assad's planes after the fake “White Helmets” about the chemical attack. He agreed.
      Even the Russian ensign thinks more about the consequences
      1. WILL 26 January 2020 13: 01 New
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        VO broadens horizons fellow Qatar experts have already gone!
        The opinion of experts from Honduras and Tuvalu is interesting!
    3. NF68 26 January 2020 15: 24 New
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      Quote: kepmor
      somehow it’s hard to believe that the states have resigned as the "world gendarme" ...


      They have become a world chaos.
    4. To be or not to be 26 January 2020 17: 10 New
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      Trump has had the annual planned global KSH STRATKOM “Global Lightning 23” (Global Lightning 2020) since January 20
      "Global Lightning 2020" (Global Lightning 20) are a part of
      -Global integrated training of the United States Military School of the Joint Staffs Globally-Integrated Exercise 20-2,
      US Cyber ​​Command Teachings Cyber ​​Lightning 20. Cyber ​​Lightning 2020
      training of NORAD and Northern Command "Vigilant Shield-20" Vigilant Shield 2020
      studies of the transport command "Turbo Challenge"
      -US Space Command exercise.
      Permanent liaison officers of Australia. Great Britain and Canada at the headquarters of the STRATKOM US Air Force take part in the Global Thunder-20 exercise.
      During the exercise, a whole range of issues is discussed. Provided for by the Unified Command Plan. Including:
      Strategic containment
      - nuclear operations,
      - joint operations on the electromagnetic spectrum,
      - global hit,
      -Missile defense
      -analysis and targeting.
      ((US Strategic Command Conducts Exercise Global Lightning
      By United States Strategic Command Public Affairs | USSTRATCOM | Jan. 23, 2020))
  2. nm76 26 January 2020 12: 42 New
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    Now the expert community of military review will teach Trump how and what to do)))
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  3. knn54 26 January 2020 12: 48 New
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    Israel has a Strategy with all that it implies ...
    1. cniza 26 January 2020 12: 50 New
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      And another question, who leads the United States ...
      1. Terenin 26 January 2020 12: 58 New
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        Quote: cniza
        And another question, who leads the United States ...

        hi
        As always, he leads - the "golden calf" yes
        1. cniza 26 January 2020 20: 56 New
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          And who created the golden calf, we know for sure. yes
    2. Victor_B 26 January 2020 12: 57 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Israel has a Strategy with all that it implies ...

      Well, Israel’s strategy is clear and understandable.
      To destabilize the situation in the Middle East as much as possible.
      To the statement that this is not profitable for him, I will answer right away - if peace and economic recovery sets in in the Arab world, then this is already a threat.
      Imagine that in Lebanon, Hezbollah came to power (among other things, a legitimate parliamentary party), washed down a decent air defense and began to arm itself with modern weapons?
      1. Avior 26 January 2020 13: 29 New
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        if peace and economic recovery sets in in the Arab world

        keyword if.
        Iraq already had a rather strong economic recovery, and ended in a war with Iran.
        In Lebanon, too, there was an economic upsurge, ended in a civil war, and there is no upsurge.
        hi
        1. Victor_B 26 January 2020 16: 28 New
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          ended in a civil war and that something up is not observed.

          Well, and who, in fact, has fussed?
          Who benefits?
          Obvious benefit to Israel!
          keyword if.

          Here IF and interferes ...
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  4. maidan.izrailovich 26 January 2020 13: 02 New
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    The expert believes that during the reign of Trump, the United States ceased to pursue the goal of promoting democracy in the world.

    "Expert" lives in some of his little world. When and under what president did the US "promote democracy in the world"? crying
    Yes, they always talk about it. But they do the opposite. They start wars, destroy countries and kill people.
    1. depressant 26 January 2020 13: 13 New
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      Colleague, this is their democracy. Remember the expression - "humanitarian bombing"? So normal people christened their actions on "democratization".
  5. GKS 2111 26 January 2020 13: 04 New
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    Donald Trump is more chaotic in the region, which is a sign of a lack of a clear plan.

    On the contrary, this is a direct and consistent continuation of the policy of "controlled chaos" - war, "color" revolutions, support for extremism, outright terrorism, social and economic upheavals, instability - all this is imposed by the American politicians on the outside world, and Trump is no exception. At the same time, the island of stability and prosperity, according to their plan, should remain the United States. It is there that assets should be stored, real estate should be bought and appreciated, the largest business should be based there, science and culture workers should strive there. The countries, struck by controlled chaos, are easy to control, exhaust material and intellectual resources from them, change power there. Controlled chaos and there is one of the foundations of the so-called "soft power".
    1. rich 26 January 2020 13: 44 New
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      Moscow maintains close and warm relations with Saudi Arabia, despite no less warm relations with Iran. And this despite the fact that Iran and Saudi Arabia are rivals

      The war between Iran and Iraq is one of the longest, bloody and certainly the most senseless conflict of the twentieth century. Mutual massed air and missile attacks on cities and military installations continued throughout the war, and in 1985 both sides began to strike at their adversary’s capitals. There was a so-called “war of cities”, chemical weapons were used. It officially began on September 22, 1980 and lasted almost 10 years. And all this time the USSR supported and supplied both sides of the warring parties. Columns SovTransAvto went to Iran with regular trains, at least check the clock. When crossing the border, we transferred these columns under the protection of the Iranians. And then I was wondering why there was no air defense in their convoys. But they explained that the attack on SovTransAvto is a taboo for both warring parties. This was a real multi-vector policy. Now we can only dream of such a thing.
  6. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 13: 18 New
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    Trump consistently slams US influence to the level of a regional power. Which is in the interest of ordinary Americans. Financial globalists oppose him in this.
  7. Baloo 26 January 2020 13: 18 New
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    Trump manipulator is his strategy, false multi-sequence, trusting and insinuating intonations, etc. He has perfected this tactic at beauty contests. Want to understand trump: on YouTube, dial a person-orchestra. This is Trump's tactics. He plays his music, although he seems to be rehearsing or acting like a drunken cowboy in a tavern. It is much more dangerous than it seems to us. Watch the video as he combed Zyuzyu, as he combed Poproshenko or Mikron.
  8. lvov_aleksey 28 January 2020 23: 43 New
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    they don’t understand anything, sorry