My Mideast Punchlines: Welcome to the Middle East….

It’s worthwhile quoting a letter in the Financial Times from an Arab reader:

Sir, Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad!

Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. But Gulf states are pro-Sisi! Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood.

Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood!

Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US.

Gulf states are pro-US. But Turkey is with Gulf states against Assad; yet Turkey is pro-Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf states.

Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day.

Small FistWhich, I posit, makes a nonsense of all those who say that the Israel-Palestinian problem is the source of all the intra-Arab conflicts in the area.

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