US policy toward Iraq detached from reality - Radio VR listener
And here is what our listeners and readers think:
Ferrukh Mir wrote:
"Evolving scenario at the end of second round of Afghan presidential election could be explosive, if the election rigging disputes are not settled to the satisfaction of election contenders. Afghanistan internal societal dynamics, agenda of sitting president, US led NATO regional plans, stakes of Afghanistan neighbors, Afghan Taliban strategy will play decisive role. A slight miscalculation will turn the table. Here things will deteriorate more quickly compared to Iraq post US led NATO withdrawal, because main rival to occupying forces, the Taliban are already present having years of experience of fighting, which [Afghanistan's army] doesn't have. If 140,000 plus NATO forces could not eliminate Taliban, would left over 10,000 be able to do some thing to control chaos?..."
Michael Walsh commented: "Is the West ever able to bring anything back to normal after their jackboots and bankers have plundered it? Here is an idea. Do not invade the sovereignty of other countries in the first place; that way they stay normal; they do not need to return to it."
Meanwhile, the situation in the Middle East is no less dire. On June 29 Israel stated it would support the creation of a Kurdish state. Why is it supporting the Kurds? Taking into account ISIS onslaught in the Middle East, what new challenges does the emerging regional architecture pose to Israel?