Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Siding with the Sunnis

A British view on Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia.

Trump called in Riyadh for an unrelenting, international campaign against religious extremism, at the same time fatefully placing the US firmly on the Sunni Muslim side of the Middle East’s gaping Sunni-Shia divide.

Ignoring the fact that most of the region’s terror victims, for example in Iraq, are Shias, ignoring the reality that both al-Qaida and Islamic State are hardline Sunni groups and ignoring Saudi complicity in the spread of extremist beliefs, Trump chose instead to direct his fire at Shia Iran. All “nations of conscience”, he said, should band together to isolate Iran and “pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve”.


  1. I wonder if Jared advised him on this idiotic policy.

  2. It's probably part of the plan to bring peace to the Middle East with more weapons. It'll be so easy. I'm surprised no one has done it before.