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I would like to start this post by stating that “Democracy is relative to the region it exists in”

We have been too involved on the middle east for too long. This all began after and during WWII, once the war was over the assortment of players in the area returned to their normal ( for them) routines. These routines while not so great to us was what they were used to. We as country attempted to insert “our” democracy into a region that functioned as well as it could after a devastating war. The ruling powers were all for “democracy” in theory in order to continue receiving aid from the U.S. and other major powers. These “leaders” then regressed to their pre war attitudes and again began restrict and place a foot on the necks of the people. Our part was to ignore the situation and continue to import cheap oil, bolstering the  dictatorial leaders by those actions. Our actions led up to “911” because we supported these dictators  by accepting their managing of their countries no matter the effects on the people. After several failed  incursions “for the wrong reasons”  we have now been held up to criticism  for not doing enough. There are speeches and discussions from all sides regarding the U.S lack of force in the Middle and near East yet no one wants to spend the money or send forces to those areas. It is easy to second guess the President, especially since some Congressional members will use any means to discredit or assign blame primarily to gain seats in the Congress so they can have control. Their Control is what got us in this mess so what is that makes them think having control will fix anything? What should have happened and didn’t is the Congress should have been working with the White House instead of being the “dog in the manger” to the detriment of us all, The entire United States of America! Our Business is the repairing of America and not trying to look good to the world, this is the job of the UN which should be taking the lead on these issues and isn’t. We pay dearly to the funding of the UN and other sources so there needs to be pressure from Congress on the UN and not the President and less talk from outsiders whose interests do not include 99% of Americans. We have now had to send more military to assist in the middle East because Russia is attempting a power play to aid their allies, along with Iran and Saudi Arabia. This created a messy web of “mini wars”. The assorted religious and ethnic groups are fighting it out among themselves and at the same time against others so no one knows or recognizes the real enemy. Once The U.S. puts boots on the ground ( I mean thousands of troops) we are in another war we cannot win. It is impossible to determine who the real enemy is since , to use a derogatory phrase “they all look alike”, the differences are ethnic and religious but there are no visible signs of who is who. This creates a situation where the wrong people are being bombed and displaced. This creates a refugee situation for the region and much of Europe and other parts of the mid east in which no one can still sort out who is who. This is not to say the refugees  should not receive refuge but their own countries once stabilized may not offer them a place to return to if the original problems are not resolved. This leaves us with a quandary: what or who should be on deck to repatriate them in a positive way? It certainly appears that the assortment of military ( formal or informal) can only offer limited assistance, so the onus falls (as I see it) is on the more prosperous countries in the region, it should be their job to help the least of them which in turn will help the whole of them. America is looked to as a leader in this but we should not be required to lead the charge only to find that we are cut off without support (UN!). Our current aspiring politicians are spouting about what we should do just to get people fired up and to get votes and not thinking about the long range effect. A proper way for us to assist is limited military (regardless of what Russia does) and as much financial and material aid as we need to provide.

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