IMHO Jordan & Lebanon have a tradition to accept refugees and are close. You can observe than same pattern in Europe. The countries with a tradition to accept refugees - do accept a high number. Descending from refugees yourself seems of influence. AFAIK Merkel is from mixed German-Polish (maybe better German-West Slavonic) refugee family. BTW. Turkey and Greece have the tradition to accept refugees too. Substantial parts of the population have a refugee background - like in Germany, Jordan, Lebanon.
I observe that US circles verbally attack EU and Euro e.g. Trump... They say the EU must be dissolved. And they act accordingly together with Erdogan. Turkey a close US ally and partner in this regime change war has already openly instrumentalized the refugees against the EU e.g. in negotiations. So IMHO it is obvious. And I assume a common policy.
Yes. The US & Israel claim that they only try to counter aggressive Iranian policy. The US also opposes Russian influence in the region. But if You look at the map the region is geopolitically in the backyard of Russia not of the US. And in this backyard the economic interests of close allies of both sides collide. That is IMHO the motive.
Yes. The Assad regime was always authoritarian. But so are most regimes in that area. So that was IMHO not sufficient reason to go to war against it.
What bothers me - except of Trump's open verbal attacks against the EU and the costly results of this war to Europe.
The US plan for regime change was never compliant with international law. A/RES/2625(XXV) = Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations
and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter
of the United Nation. Trump's rocket attack with no UNSC
endorsement is an illegal act of aggression that contradicts
the UN Charter and its principles. While Russia's acts IMHO are compliant with international law.
She is a Houthi supporter, meaning she wants all the descendants of Jews in Yemen who converted to Sunni Islam to be killed. That is the meaning of the Houthi saying:
God is great
Death to America
Death to Israel
God curse the Jews
Victory to Islam
There is no reason to include "God curse the Jews" in an uprising in Yemen, except to advertise that the "secret" Jews in Yemen (the descendants of converts to Sunni Islam there) are the cause of all the misery in Yemen. It's the same old garbage regurgitated from the Spanish Inquisition.
Oh, yes, the Houthi's love slavery.
In one word, the term "Trumpcare" effectively describes what the Trump administration is
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the integrity deal
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Haka Against Big Oil
Haka for Big Oil
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