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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Making Syria and Middle East More Dangerous?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In the past century, the West intermittently ravaged Middle East countries, carving them up for control, notably after large deposits of oil were discovered — the "resource curse" affecting targeted nations with large reserves.
Longstanding US/Israeli plans aim to redraw the Middle East map, again — the secret 2016 UK/French Sykes-Picot agreement the last time it was done, implemented post-WW I.
These nations carved out their regional spheres of influence, deciding on how to partition the Ottoman empire after its collapse.
The US emerged as the dominant world power during and post-WW II, seeking control over other nations worldwide, especially resource-rich ones and challengers to its hegemonic aims, notably China and Russia, along with Iran in the Middle East.
Endless US wars of aggression rage in multiple t
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