This is not another “what is the war about?” thread. Whether it’s about oil or spreading democracy is not the question. Rather the question is what will the UK and Australia and the other two nations primarily involved gain from this war?
My own opinion is that it is unclear. I am not sure whether the UK had wonderful relations with Arab states before the war that have been ruined since. But for years the UK seems to have got nowt out of the so-called special relationship with the USA. Will this change? What crumbs will be passed the UK’s way?
What does Australia hope to gain? What will it actually gain?