You seem to be missing the point that Obama was still part of what has happened. Which is only my opinion and I’m no political expert! I read what I can and try to make sense of it. Most of what you said is true in how I worded things. But in general I think I’m on right track.
Of course they were funding Al qaida/ISIS in Syria and Yemen. Sometimes they have different names. But that’s not the point. They always seem to fund rebel groups against the regime in power. Or are basically siding with Saudis in ME in generally. Why is that? Why do they want regime change in Syria? It’s never the humanitarian reasons they give. It’s probably because Syria fund Hezzbollah in Iran or something. It’s an ongoing agenda to back the Saudis in ME. Obama has been part of that and now Trump is really going to ramp it up.
That’s just a broader link to how torture helped Obama admin get Osama. He definitely stopped at lot of torture on American soil. But there were black sites in Iraq and Afganistan like that movie Zero Dark Thirty.
In a way he was part of the cover up of the torture/wars of Bush admin. To me he’s part of the same thing just in a less obvious way. When I say Obama it’s mot personally him, just that era. He seemed to good intentions. Whereas Trump is a killing machine at this point.
I can’t find the exact quote but that was what was smart about Obama. He helped protect Iran in some ways but also helped Saudis in Yemen. He didn’t really do much to help the people of Yemen though. And now look at it.
It was obviously all about supporting Suadis against Iran. You have to look at things more broadly to see why that might be. You can gripe about who’s to blame the most but the pattern seems obvious and it’s going to continue in Syria and Iran. And a lot more people are going to die so that arms dealers can get rich.
All I was trying to say was Trump is actually distracting everyone from the history of US support of Saudis in ME. But it seems like now it’s on Trump’s watch watch he might get the blame for it. Like I said we can bury all our guilt with him.