Friday, 22 May 2015

How we 'won' the war in Iraq. (For Tony Blair)

Michael Stephens of the Royal United Services Institute had this to say on the Today programme 19/05/15

"Let's take this inconsistency of US policy:

you have an Iran-backed government in Syria which the US doesn't support;

an Iran-backed government in Iraq which the US does support,

and which it is trying to help to take Ramadi;

then you have Saudi Arabia,

which is pushing back against what are claimed to be Iran-backed

militias in Yemen.

Now, the US is closely aligned to Saudi Arabia as well,

so there's a bit of schizophrenia,

there is inconsistency...

This counter-offensive in Ramadi, 

there is no other way to see it other than

Shia militias, which are run and controlled by Iran

fighting against a Sunni extremist group..."