Mornin' Capster. Not many know that Reagans ME policy is what helped win the cold war and broke the Russians back.
How Reagan’s Mideast Policy Won the Cold War.....
Ronald Reagan’s centenary coincides with the unraveling of Ronald Reagan’s Middle East. The president born February 6, 1911, is most associated with the dramatic end of the Cold War in Europe. But you can make a powerful case that the Cold War was won — not in Europe — but in the Middle East.
Four events were decisive. 1. The Reagan administration cemented Egypt, the largest and most important Arab country, into the U.S. alliance system. 2. Reagan oversaw the weakening of the Soviet’s strongest Arab ally, Iraq. 3. Middle East events forced the Soviet Union toward an (ultimately doomed) reconstruction of its economy. 4. Then the final shove: In 1985, the Reagan administration persuaded Saudi Arabia to increase oil production.
The Reagan administration’s Middle East policy broke the Soviet empire. But no political achievement lasts forever.....snip~
How Reagan’s Mideast Policy Won the Cold War