Revive The “Middle East NATO”

Over the weekend I read a piece where Our Dear Leader wants to revive something that he proposed on his first overseas trip as president to Saudi Arabia…….

The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.

The White House wants to see deeper cooperation between the countries on missile defense, military training, counter-terrorism and other issues such as strengthening regional economic and diplomatic ties, four sources said.

The plan to forge what officials in the White House and Middle East have called an “Arab NATO” of Sunni Muslim allies will likely raise tensions between the United States and Shi’ite Iran, two countries increasingly at odds since President Donald Trump took office.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-07-27/trump-seeks-to-revive-arab-nato-to-confront-iran

As you might expect I wrote about this a year ago when it was first purposed on that trip to pay homage to the Saudi monarch.

https://lobotero.com/2017/05/22/new-plan-a-middle-east-nato/

As I point out in the original post there is already an organization that acts as a NATO style organization…it is called the Arab League…..and as I suspected in the original this proposal was merely as a counter to Iran…..

Trumps group will be made up of the countries that spend the most cash with the US arms dealers….has little to do with the region or the people…..these are not even secondary considerations….but business is the prime motivator.

This is a total waste of time and money.  Dear Leader does not think the the original NATO is not working why would a cheap knock-off work?

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7 thoughts on “Revive The “Middle East NATO”

  1. Money and business are always the motive around political actions, you know that clearly from being a Vietnam vet. Most WWII vets know that was FDR’s motive for getting out of the Great Depression – the list goes on….

    1. I think vets know this better than an ill informed public…..this one is to justify the wars of desire for the Saudis and their allies. chuq

  2. Off topic, but about Iran. I was chatting to a friend today, and he has an Iranian barber. The barber told him that Iranians have other names for all the countries in the world, and he was raised not knowing those countries had their own names. For example, Poland is called Lahestan, I don’t know why, but I found that really interesting. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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