Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ian Black analyzes Wikileaks (basically, go back to sleep and turn the lights off)

It is comical when Ian Black (friend of the Israeli military) attempts to vomit analysis of the Middle East.  Notice that he thinks that Saudi King speaks for Arab public opinion:  "Arab-Persian enmity, with a strong undercurrent of rivalry between Sunni and Shia Muslims, dates back centuries but increased markedly after the overthrow of the shah and the Islamic revolution in 1979 and is now viewed as a struggle for hegemony in the region. The conservative Sunni-ruled regimes in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states detect the "hidden hand" of Iranian subversion, sometimes where none exists. Tehran's fervent support for Hezbollah and Hamas are seen as ways of extending Iranian influence."