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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fareed Zakaria, "The fight against the Islamic State must include Iran": Use a Terrorist Nation to Fight a Terrorist Organization

Yes, plagiarist Fareed Zakaria is still writing for The Washington Post and Time. Journalistic ethics in the 21st Century? Who gives a rat's arse?

More troublesome, however, is Zakaria's latest WaPo opinion piece entitled "The fight against the Islamic State must include Iran." Zakaria's conclusion:

"In Syria, Washington’s strategy is incoherent. It seeks to destroy the Islamic State there and attack Jabhat al-Nusra and the Khorasan group but somehow not strengthen these groups’ principal rival, the Bashar al-Assad regime. This is impossible. As these terrorist groups lose ground, the army that will most easily take advantage will be that of the Syrian regime, not the disorganized and weak Free Syrian Army. If there is some way to make this strategy less contradictory, it would be to work toward some power-sharing deal in Syria that includes elements of the Assad government — such as generals and intelligence heads. But Washington has no contact or credibility with anyone in the Assad regime. The government that does is in Tehran."

No mention by Zakaria of the fact that Iran has sent arms and Revolutionary Guard fighters to support Assad. This is the same Iran (together with Syria and Hezbollah) that was responsible for the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured another 250. This is the same Iran that hangs homosexuals, stones to death women, and persecutes Kurds, Baha'is, Sunnis and Christians.

This is also the same Iran that is busy building its first atomic bomb.

Zakaria doesn't tell us whether Saudi Arabia and the UAE will remain in Obama's coalition of the unwilling if Iran is recruited by Obama and Kerry.

Partner with the fanatical mullahs of Iran to fight a monstrous ISIS? I don't think so.

1 comment:

  1. And they keep Zakaria because ... ? Apparently, a plagiarist supporter of terrorism is priceless? irreplaceable?
    Everyday, I need some reassurance that ... it isn't me.
    Yesterday, a star (of course) Rosie O'Donnell informed everyone that "violence isn't fought with violence" but didn't give a single hint how it is done - with some playful pie into faces? nice, pretty words, such as "peace, love and brotherhood?" smiles and curtsies?
    And in the middle of this all, Lena Durham flooded the world with more naked selfies in support, of course, of women's rights. Unlike most men, who are stuck in their female body ideals, I am grateful to Lena. As visual as I am (an art historian among several other things), I'd rather see a poorly proportioned body than a decapitated one. So, thank you, Lena, for your selfie on my screen which otherwise would display the body of the decapitated human rights female defender.