Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Since Saudi Arabia is the enemy of Iran in the region and Iran is the enemy of Israel, then the US is the friend of Saudi Arabia,”

This  article in the Arab News , is interesting in that it is from the perspective of Muslim countries not included in President Trump's executive order and travel ban.
"Trump appears to consider — in line with longstanding mainstream US policy — the Gulf states as crucial allies for the United States government. 
That may or may not be true, but its how they see things over there.
I don't entirely agree with the article, but it certainly points to how complex the pursuit of peace in the middle east and the fight against ISIS continues to be. The region consists of many factions, some based on different sects of Islam that have been at odds with each other for centuries. 

Presumptive Sec, of State Rex Tillerson, who I personally support for this role, will have his hands full in this region as have had just about all of his predecessors. 


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