Is Putin the New King of the Middle East?

“Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East,” proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: “Russia’s status as – Patrick J. Buchanan for Antiwar.com Original
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What does THAT mean? Trump says US ‘secured the oil’ in Syria, causes confusion

President Donald Trump’s claim that the US has “secured the oil” in Syria has set Twitter on fire, from speculation he will keep troops there to accusations he was only ever interested in oil rather than fighting terrorism.
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