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Something I found interesting today was the follow up by PressTV of the UK’s Gen Sir David Richards recent comments that the West could not beat Al Qaeda.
There piece seen here has one juicy non-West morsel embedded in it.
The UK Army chief repeatedly uses words such as “Islamism” or “Islamic militancy” in spite of the fact that he is well aware that al-Qaeda and Taliban have been taught with the extremist wahhabi schools of thought.
Wahhabism, itself, has its roots in Saudi Arabia which is the UK’s closest ally in the Middle East region.
I find this juicy for a couple of reasons.
#1 the credible assault on the US/UK /Saudi Arabia relationship. This is an excellent dig at the West that has credible traction with many elements within our society. It is also a snub of the nose at the Saudis themselves who the Iranians loathe.
#2 the virtual shoe thrown at the Saudis as being perfect examples of sub-standard Muslims. This has the added umph seeing as hands down Wahhabism is an international pain in the ass to say the least. The charge gives the Iranians a position of superiority on many fronts,even as they funnel money and weapons to Hezbollah and threaten to overturn the value of international efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan as they exert their regional bravado. These guys are freakin’ good at the Game.
The Telegraph interview here
A recent Fray: Can we beat Al Qaeda