As long as I've been alive the ME has been a hectic place but due to invasions and popular uprising the ME has become more destabilized than it has in my memory. Couple that with the fact that the US was probably least flexible in dealing with the problems due to occupying countries and a massive financial disaster. Even if you believe that the President has tons of influence over these events you can't argue that in a time of massive upheaval in the ME he's had sufficient flexibility to deal with it.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
50,000-500,000 all terrorists in the world.
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