US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of fueling tensions in the Mediterranean. So is Moscow behind the latest tension between Greece and Turkey?
Twice in the past week, the United States has clumsily weighed into mounting tensions in the East Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey.
If Moscow’s intention was to hustle Erdogan, it hasn’t worked. Erdogan is hanging tough. It remains to be seen whether Erdogan would give up his military campaign to capture Sirte and the al-Jufra airbase when Haftar’s forces are demoralized and his mentors are still groping for a way forward.
Although Obama’s America is most often blamed for igniting Libya’s chaos France, the UK and Italy’s militaries played no less of a role.