Search: Gulf,ISIS,Iran,Wahhabism (3 materials)

Putin’s Reckless Syria Escalation Makes Russia, Russians, Target of Global Jihad (Again)

... framing the intervention as Russia taking a responsible and leading role in combating ISIS and preserving state sovereignty/the world order; this in turn can hopefully ... ... al-Assad and is controlled mainly by Alawate Shiites. It is backed by Shiite Persian Iranians and the Arab Shiite Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Sunni Muslims, in general,... ... Sunnis do not even consider Shiites to be Muslims. That is why so much money from rich Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar is going to fund, train, arm, and equip Sunni...

03.10.2015

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part II: Syria

... Syria is currently the largest and deadliest. Here, as in other situations, we have a crisis in which we must be careful not to blame Obama too much but must also note the... ... military was much stronger and, unlike Qaddafi’s, had strong patrons in Russia and Iran who would complicate and increase the costs of any Western intervention and made... ... other major international meddlers in this conflict (e.g. Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, the Gulf states…), and 4.) since the overall post-2003 Iraq mess, for which the U...

03.08.2015

In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... expect: 1.) America will try very hard to distance itself from the Gulf. It’s amazing that it’s taken us so long to ... ... though Joe Biden recently got in trouble for saying so, support for ISIS and other Islamic extremists and terrorists from very wealthy ... ... state-sponsored and ever-present-throughout-the-Gulf religious cult of Wahhabism/Salafism streams out of the Gulf like an oil spill, polluting ... ... world. 4.) There’s a good chance for a thaw/deal with Iran in the near future. More than any president since the Iranian ...

19.01.2015

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