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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fareed Zakaria, "Where George W. Bush was right": No Mention of Iran!

In a Washington Post opinion piece entitled "Where George W. Bush was right," Fareed Zakaria provides explanations for "Yemen’s descent into chaos." Zakaria concludes:

"As we ally ever more closely with Yemen’s and Egypt’s dictators and engage in joint military actions with the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia, we should be wondering what is going on in the shadows, mosques and jails of these countries."

Hold your horses, Fareed! With Shiite Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, overrunning Yemen, how can you possibly write an op-ed without mention of Tehran's involvment in this "chaos"? (Unless of course, you don't wish to say anything that might embarrass your friend, Barack Obama, as he attempts to ink a deal with Iran, ultimately providing this tyrannical state with a nuclear weapons arsenal.)

As we "engage in joint military actions with the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia"? Why no mention, Fareed, of the fact that the US is currently engaged in a joint military exercise with the absolute theocrat of of the Islamic Republic of Iran, i.e. the bombing of the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which is held by ISIS, in support of an Iranian-led assault?

The reality is that Obama's Middle East strategy is proving at best incomprehensible, and at worst schizophrenic.

1 comment:


    opening May 15, 2015:

    Mad Max: Fury Road: "Everyone's gone out of their mind"

    That should cure a few humanitarians of their illusions about the need for any form of government, including absolute monarchies and military dictatorships, that insures security of their citizens first.

    Maybe Zakaria saw "Cinderella", where all evil is overcome by being brave and kind.

    The USA has a fairy tale foreign policy in a dystopian world.

    "Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put 'em together and what
    have you got: bippity-boppity-boo. "

    if only