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“Four Years of Trump’s Middle East Policy: Waste Deep in the Big Muddy and the Big Fool Said To Push On” ” Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 6-7pm MST, KGNU: Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues, hosted by Jim Nelson.

October 24, 2020

Two versions of the same U.S. Middle Eastern foreign policy

“Four Years of Trump’s Middle East Policy: Waste Deep in the Big Muddy and the Big Fool Said To Push On” ” Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 6-7pm MST, KGNU: Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues, hosted by Jim Nelson.

Waste Deep In the Big Muddy – a Pete Seeger song about the Vietnam War, apropos to the U.S. quagmire in the Middle East

Four years ago on this program, Hemispheres: Middle East Dialogues, we predicted that the Trump Administration’s Middle East policy would be characterized with a lack of vision, more

In a nutshell don’t expect much improvement and four years later, we can say, we didn’t much… there was no overall improvement. Not only that but that the next four years until now the Middle East would continue to experience little more than war, violence, racism and xenophobia.

Four years later every U.S. led (or orchestrated) attempt at regime change has failed; there are uprisings against the U.S. military presence and U.S policy throughout the region and U.S. influence as a hegemonic power in the region has tanked as never before.

Where is U.S.  Middle East foreign policy today headed? A new renaissance? or further down the tubes?

As a part of this we’ll probe the role of Turkey, which has emerged – along with traditional U.S. allies of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt as a key regional player in Syria, Libya and now in Central Asia… Although wherever it turns, the limits of its power and influence are exposed once again.

Here this and more, Tuesday evening 6-7 pm MST, 1390 am 88.5 FM in Denver-Boulder area and streaming at http://www.kgnu.org.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Phil Jones permalink
    October 25, 2020 7:41 am

    Your photos gave me a good laugh this morning. Sadly, the message is true. But I always prefer true messages that make me laugh.

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