There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points of armed conflict across the Middle East.
Far from becoming “a normal country, in a normal time,” America took the path ofthe “replication of the experience of Bolshevism and Trotskyism” – morphing ourselves into a new Evil Empire in place of the old one.
The mask has fallen off any remaining pretense of Washington’s concern about the Venezuelan people and only the resort to naked brute force, incompetently applied is left.
The axis of resistance, despite all the little moves, is winning the war of attrition. The US’s maximum pressure policy has a finite lifespan because leverage like all things economic has a time function attached to it.