This might fire-up some of the more staunch advocates in the QAnon/'Trust the Plan' camp, but that's okay. This is an honest, pragmatic and logical assessment of the actual status quo. It's an exercise in realism, not hope.
Posts published in “Day: January 11, 2020”
This is by no means a deep dig on the foreign policy and military scenarios facing the President with Iran, Iraq and the Middle East in general. In fact, I've been holding off on writing something like this despite my immediate reaction and speculation. Rather, this is an acknowledgement of the actual forces and opportunities this construct creates for others (DSSG/MIC/President's enemies) to either manipulate the administration towards ulterior objectives and/or to goad the President into taking action for the same express purpose - achieving ulterior objectives that are assuredly unknown to him.