by Sufyan Jan (20 Aug 21)
... its left the region in total destruction, mushroomed Iran’s influence and reach, brought Russia into the region, changed the face of Europe through immigration, and polarized politics across the West.
Meanwhile the China train rolls on, the Belt and Road initiative unlike the US offers a win-win deal to underdeveloped countries, while the US offers maximum pressure and sanctions, to the detriment of the people they purport to care about and their European allies, all for what?
Western oil companies have started to pull out of central and southern Iraq and are being replaced by Chinese companies following terrorist attacks against facilities and reports of extortion from tribes, militias and bureaucratic officials in state institutions.21
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