The "Empire of Chaos", as Pepe Escobar likes to call the US-led capitalist Empire, is apparently creating chaos in a big way in Syria and Iraq. They, the Empire directors, are playing a very complicated game in this region and their success in explaining their involvement to the war-weary American public illustrates how grossly gullible most of my fellows Americans are. Even Ahmed can't quite understand the games they are playing aside from the fact that they are feeding the US military-industrial complex with huge benefits:
If you have difficulty understanding this, don’t worry. I don’t understand it either. But what’s clear is that the ever shape-shifting US war on al-Qaeda, IS and Assad, is propping up al-Qaeda, IS and Assad.Others like Escobar see clearly that chaos keeps both the Empire in overall control of the region and insures the security of their partner-in-crime Israel.