Disregard my post.
I don't understand that either because if you really thought I should disregard your post, you would delete it.
I certainly am not suggesting you delete your own posts.
Look, if there was even one former member of the JCOS, or anyone in statecraft back when we used to actually have any, or anyone in sufficient numbers in Congress, who also viewed this as sheer brilliance, I could actually entertain the notion that Trump craftily tossed a tarbaby to Russia, saying "It's YOUR problem now, suckers."
If only that were true!
In order for it to be true however, one must remove ALL petroleum supply routes and all oilfields from the equation.
Because that is precisely what makes this a hot potato in the first place, and it is precisely why no one in the region is willing to allow the Kurds their own self-determination.
And the moment any of the Kurds has the balls and the temerity to suggest that all that oil in the ground is property of the Kurdish people, then suddenly they are COMMUNISTS to boot.
I think we heard that song and dance in Iran back in 1953 when we justified giving the Iranian people the shaft.
So congratulations for committing the biggest Middle Eastern blunder since we greenlit the CIA coup in Iran in 1953.That is the REAL reality.