Trump and his guys are really doing a good job so far. They are giving the neocons and the Israeli war lobby a lot of lip service while facts on the ground go exactly the other way.
T-Rex made a superb joke on Sunday: "Tillerson: Iranian militias need to leave Iraq
." Of course, Tillerson knows full well that the only Iranian militia operating in Iraq is the "Peshmerga" militia led by Hussein Yazdanpana, under the command of israel's darling Barzani - though - since they are priding themselves
to continue attacks in Iran while receiving US training - terrorists would be a better word for them, I suggest. Seth Frantzman - educated at at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya - just reported
that he was hanging around with that Iranian militia in Iraq.
Of course, these bunch of terrorists are not the Iranian militias T-Rex was allegedly speaking about. Instead he referred to parts of the Iraqi security forces as Iranian militias - just because they have ties to Iran. I'm sure, T-Rex knew that. And he also must have guessed that the only thing his remarks would achieve in Iraq was sparking a debate of all foreign forces go home from Iraq - and of course, that's primarily US forces. Also, the joke he says he's building a coalition of Iraq and Saudi Arabia to counter Iran. Iran welcomed these efforts, because improving Iraqi-Saudi relations helps Iran countering malign Israeli influence in the region.
But the greatest thing is Trump saying he does not take sides as Israel's stooge Barzani is crashed. Barzani held a referendum which Israel supported, but the US opposed, and now, as Barzani is crashed for that, Trump and the US military do nothing to help him. Though not reported in mass media so far, latest reports from the ground
seem to indicate that Iraqi forces are already very close to the Iraqi-Syrian-Turkish triangle border point. That Trump didn't help Barzani likely means that all Israeli designs to partition Iraq and Syria have fallen flat, and US troops have no other option than leaving Iraq and Syria for good. The next big step in this developing situation is likely to get rid of Israel's puppet Barzani in Kurdish-Iraqi talks
The neocons following the situation on the ground are enraged. Michael Weiss, who wrote almost six years ago the first plan of the "Syrian opposition" to get the US to do a military intervention in Syria, just published on CNN: How America sided with Iran over Iraq's Kurds
. The Weekly Standard has just published a similarily lined editorial: 'Not Taking Sides' in Iraq Is Really Just Taking the Wrong Side
They are not happy, but we can be happy for this. These are very promising and crucial developments on the ground in Iraq and Syria.