Middle East Wars and Civil Coups: Who are the Good Guys?

The bad guys in Yemen are the rebels fighting against a puppet government propped up by the Saudis who wanted to ethnically cleanse the Shiites. No economy left. 10,000 killed – over 300,000 injured.

In Syria, the bad guys are the government and the good guys are the rebels and Al Qaeda. There is virtually no economy left. Nearly 500,000 killed – and 5 million refugees as a result of a failed coup to oust Assad.

In Ukraine the rebels who take issue with a propagated coup against their elected government are the bad guys. The government that continues to assassinate it’s civilians – are the good guys. The economy has contracted over 24% since the coup. Over 10,000 killed.

In Iran the bad guys are everyone…

In Russia, the bad guys are – everyone…

In China, the bad guys are the oppressive regime…

In Israel, the bad guys are the Palestinians and Hezbollah…

The war in Libya is actually between Egypt and the UAE vs. Qatar, Sudan and Turkey. Libya just happens to be the designated groundskeeper. The Qatar, Sudan, Turkey coalition is supported by ISIL. The Government of National Accord is the current government of Libya that was propped up by the UN in 2015. The US is bombing Libya due to a ‘power vacuum’ because the government we propped up isn’t effective since we took out Gaddafi thereby allowing ISIS to take hold… Casualties unknown.

US has upwards of 5,000 troops in Iraq after bombing displaced the government and a power vacuum was created allowing ISIS to take hold. The bad guys are the Kurds? Upwards of 1 million dead.

In South Sudan the rebels are the bad guys because they want to share in the riches of the government controlled oil. Over 50,000 dead – 1 million refugees

In Somalia, the government is fighting various radical Islamist groups including Al Shaabab. But Islamist groups are also fighting each other. The government is the good guy. Over 500,000 dead.

In Afghanistan, the war that never ended, the good guys are the government and civilians unless they are aligned with the Taliban, Al Qaeda or ISIS. Casualties are estimated to exceed 2 million – 6 million refugees.

This is the world our media portrays for us in determining who is a good guy and who is a bad guy. While the US continues to be involved in each one of these ‘crisis/wars’ there is no win, no victory, just sheer devastation. This is just a partial list, it highlights the clear fact that coups are an absolute, abject failure. Unless, the objective is reduction of world population.

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