Tell me this Administration knows Foreign Policy….. While still trying to revive Obama’s Iran Deal with no regard for it’s consequences the Biden Administration is also engaged in a hot war with Iran.
The U.S. for some unknown insanity is maintaining bases as in more than one in the enemy country of Syria. We went into Syria in 2015 chasing ISIS, but that was 8yrs and 2 Presidents ago. Why do we still have roughly 900 U.S. troops, and over 1000 contractors, in Syria?
There can always be a case made for our “Contractors” to be anywhere in the world 900 active duty troops is an entirely different discussion all together. A discussion I don’t recall any Government Official having in a public forum. Most Americans were shocked when they heard that 5 active duty soldier’s were wounded when a contractor was killed in Syria. The news was broken as follows.
On Thursday, a U.S. contractor was killed — and five U.S. service members and a second U.S. contractor wounded — when a suspected Iranian drone hit a coalition base in Syria, according to U.S. officials.
Following that initial attack, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement that U.S. Central Command forces retaliated with “precision airstrikes” against facilities in eastern Syria used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. The Defense Department said the intelligence community had determined the unmanned aerial vehicle used in the Thursday attack was of Iranian origin.
The question everyone asked first was why are there troops in Syria? The details make the story even better. The attack was by an Iranian Drone. The U.S. and Iran have been fighting a mini hot war inside the nation of Syria.
What has been reported is that the two nations have been exchanging artillary/missile fire and direct attacks between both nations inside Syria. It has appeared in a few of the MSM Publications, CBS, ABC, but they are covering it from a very interesting angle. They bury the story as a background story, it’s covered but it is not the lead on any wire or network, and the main focus they put on the story is how it effects recent political “détentes” in the region.
While it’s not the first time the U.S. and Iran have traded strikes in Syria, the attack and the U.S. response threaten to upend recent efforts to deescalate tensions across the wider Middle East, whose rival powers have made steps toward détente in recent days after years of turmoil.
I’ve seen that sentiment portrayed in almost every story regarding the ongoing mini-conflict. No one wants this to upset the détente. The détente is the drawing away of Saudi Arabia as an Ally of the United States into an Ally of China through a negotiated peace between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The Iranians have completed what they have needed for their Holy Bomb. The pieces haven’t been assembled or these zealots would have already used them, but even the UN is saying they could put one together in a 12 day time period.
One of the first thing Biden did was cancel the Abraham Accords which were set to expand to officially include Saudi Arabia. Israel and the Kingdom already had began to normalize defense agreements against Iran. Now the Saudi’s are being folded into an alliance with Iran and China.
The United States under President Biden has returned to relying on OPEC as the Worlds number 1 oil supplier. With the joining of Saudi Arabia to an alliance with China away from the United States gives China control over the worlds Oil Market. Every major member of OPEC and Russia are now locked into treaties with China.
America’s main strength for the last 100 years has not been our Military, it has been the fact that the worlds base trading currency has been Dollars, “Petrol Dollars”. The US Dollar was called the Petrol Dollar because we backed the worlds number one product Oil. The Chinese are in the middle if not final stages of replacing the trade of oil from American Dollar with the Chinese Yuan.
Right now the U.S. Dollar is trading at $1 to $6.87 Yuan. If the Chinese get the Oil Market to trade in Yuan instead of Dollars those numbers will reverse. The effect to the U.S. Economy will be catastrophic, how it will effect every other nation will depend on how invested they are in the Dollar.
Under President Biden our Foreign Policy has been one disaster after another. The final straw to the collapse of the United States the loss of the Dollar as the Oil trading currency will devastate the U.S. Economy devaluing the Dollar to less than 60% of what is currently trading at.
UPDATE: To add support to my interpretation.
China has just completed its first trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) settled in yuan, the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange said on Tuesday.
Chinese state oil and gas giant CNOOC and TotalEnergies completed the first LNG trade on the exchange with settlement in the Chinese currency, the exchange said in a statement carried by Reuters.
The trade involved around 65,000 tons of LNG imported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange added.
The French supermajor, one of the world’s top LNG traders, confirmed to Reuters that the trade involved LNG imported from the UAE, but declined to comment further on the deal.
Of course our Friend/Ally FRANCE is helping facilitate everything….