Since I spend a lot of time watching the Middle East and commenting on the continuing situation……I read something that Trump recently had to say about the region and oddly enough he is accurate in my opinion.
U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it’s “not even a contest”. Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. “You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it’s a mess,” Trump said on NBC.
Surprisingly the Middle East was more stable when those two were in power…….look I am not saying that everything would be fine if we had left these people in power for the Middle East was seldom a stable place…..just that it would be more stable than it is today.
Look at Iraq today……a complete mess but when Saddam was ruling it was a more stable place……it even kept Iran pretty much in check…..AQ was being hunted down and eliminated…..but that was not good enough….time for a change.
Libya was not as dangerous as it is today…..no armed factions were prowling the streets looking for trouble…..but that was not good enough…….time for a change.
Again the region would have eventually broken down into conflict but I do not believe that it would be as dangerous and messy as it is today……