Voice of the White House

February 13, 2016

Washington, D.C.:
The MidEast has long been a hotbed of seething unrest. This is a mixture of religious strife, the need for oil, and the brutal expansionism of the state of Israel. Proxy wars have raged, funded and fueled by the Saudis and their American business friends, but the decisive intervention of Vladimir Putin in the Syrian Civil War has proved to be the tipping point. The theft by Turkey of Syrian oil and its subsequent sales to both Israel and the United States has been stopped. Huge floods of Syrian refugees have poured into Turkey and Russian support of breakaway Kurdish peoples in Turkey have further disrupted another of America's purchased allies. The balance of power has clearly shifted into Russia's favor and the bewilderment of American militants is becoming more and more evident.