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But it turn now overseas -- the war in Afghanistan and new word that President Obama is reportedly considering a complete withdrawal.
Of all of our forces.
By 2014 it's the so called zero option that -- leave no American troops in Afghanistan after next year there had been plans to leave a small.
The question about how many we would be behind has been a number that's been up for debate we've talked about that -- -- LeBron he's here now fox he's national security analyst so.
Let's talk about this zero option why is it coming up now.
Because it into the problem with Afghanistan is whether we leave today or whether -- -- here from our three years from now I think it's probably pretty much of a lost cause.
Karzai has failed to do what you needed him to do.
He remains corrupt and incompetent -- failed to unify the country behind him and he's now really sticking it to Obama thinking he's gonna improve his negotiating position.
I think the surge made sense but what -- deadline to -- when President Obama said we're gonna go -- but we're gonna get out.
Everybody knew it was just a matter talented as a lot of politics is at play about our national security what is the risk a zero option in Afghanistan does that pose any additional security risk to -- here at home at all.
So sure about that I think what it does do though is it means United States is gonna have -- even to shoot our way out of Afghanistan.
If -- leaving if we know that Karzai is not going to hold the country together after we leave and I think we can conclude that.
If we know that al-Qaeda and the Taliban are still active in Pakistan we can conclude that's the case as well.
And whether we leave now or later I don't think makes a big difference -- looked at that he's reading the tea leaves and and it's -- -- Afghan position he's trying to switch sides and negotiate.
And has suggested that we can use the South Korean model.
That we would you leave behind a huge force -- -- -- -- not thinking that was that was going on the last few months about what it would actually look like.
When we would would we would -- off when -- -- tens of thousands of troops behind because of the situation across the border in Pakistan.
It is that eat and eat it let's say the zero option doesn't happen right well then what is the alternative to that is in the South Korean model an option.
Not because I think the American public just as tired of that war and it's probably not an option in that case the other thing is that the South Korean option why did that work.
Because it was a stable and secure South Korean government and a thriving South Korean economy.
It was also a North Korea -- it was supported by the Chinese.
But it wasn't about to try to take over all of the Koreas once it was pretty clear that militarily we were going to stand with the -- I think is a very different set of circumstances and Afghanistan.
-- Interesting to mention though that the problem still exists in Pakistan so whether or not we're debating these numbers it still exists there so we're gonna have what what we're gonna that I that Pakistan.
At a later date because that will remain that remains and that gets worse let's talk about ancient now now I went -- when you.
Historically whenever great allies here an air world you say we have to watch -- thinks -- Saudi Arabia.
And Suez -- that's all about the money.
-- it's all about whether Saudi Arabia and the other wealthy gulf states will bail out each of the Egyptian economy in the last year has cratered.
It is there's no brokers negative growth half of the Egyptian population.
Is only eating because it's getting subsidized bread from the Egyptian government -- ran out of money they don't have money to buy the imported -- they -- will they get a bailout.
Our assistance so that is not the kind of money they need they need rich Arab oil money coming from Saudi Arabia and the saudis were not willing to give big money nationalist front ahead.
Not to Muslim Brotherhood they -- the Muslim Brotherhood coming to them they also don't like the fact that marks his first official trip.
-- of them it was two or rob their mortal -- the question is nice to see if they give money and that stability potentially to the situation ice time but quickly here really about thirty seconds after -- now.
What's going on there why -- we need to al-Qaeda has set up shop in the Sinai Peninsula.
Will -- angry Muslim Brotherhood -- the groups that are of the more violent -- they hook up with the al-Qaeda groups in the Sinai Peninsula and use that as a staging ground.
To do terrorist attacks and -- proper.
But I think more importantly the Suez Canal 120 -- long.
Vulnerable and a big oil huge oil and also -- all -- goods are going from Europe and pressure goes from Europe this Suez Canal to.
To South Asia the Indian countries like that if Suez Canal is taken out.
You can go all the way around Africa will continue -- -- this thing fake -- great to see as always John.
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