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Turkey supporting an islamic tatar armed brigade in Ukraine facing Crimea....
Its interesting how much of the middle east problems and what some blame the US for, is simply a result and continuation of british policies. They really were shady bastards. They propped up al saud at some point, drew borders with the intent of weakening the states, for centuries in lebanon they supported druze against christians, plus the whole israel thing. Britain should be the great satan. America just inherited a job.
Maybe because in 300 Leonidas kicked their messenger into a hole
Apparently pakistan severed ties with Iran as well? Thats sort of big/unexpected. As for saudi arabia, well depending on how you view the world, its either the smartest thing the west has ever done or the worst. If you were to look at it in a very selfish greedy viewpoint, its been a great alliance for the United states. Sucks for the rest of us though. In the grand scheme of things, 911 is a detail ( as rude as that sounds)
The saudi regime needs the US protection to survive, the iranian one doesnt. Saudi Arabia also ensures that all oil money and political power does not touch Israel. Also occasionally can throw islamist radicals for the US to use. Whatever Dealings happen between Iran and the US, it will be because Iran has imposed itself by its own force as a necessity within that dealing. As far as allies, saudi arabia is a trusty dog. Unless the US sees that the al saud regime is...
Saudi executed a leading shiite political opponent and just broke diplomatic ties with iran after protesters stormed its embassy. Lots of tension and very aggressive speeches throughout the middle east
100%.The weapons go through Turkey.The fighters pass through Turkey.The political support for anti-assad camp comes from Turkey.Oil goes to Turkey.Money comes and goes through Turkey.Yet its somehow a ridiculous conspiracy theory to say Turkey had anything to do with anything.I think this head in the sand approach to the role that Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Qatar have in islamic terrorism is the only thing thats ridiculous...
WHat?Where did i mention anything about Assad?
All three are not mutually exclusive. Was just referring to the view that Hersh would blame rebels for incidents as ridiculous, which it isnt.Shah its not ridiculous to blame Turkey either. I dont know etails or info about chemicals since its hard to get an unbiased source, but isis and nusra pretty much get their fighters, money, weapons, oil, political support, etc... from Turkey so is it really that ridiculous to include one more thing (not that it makes any difference...
As for Hersh blaming rebels for gas attacks, its common knowledge at this point http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-22424188 http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0SU2PZ20151106
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