My Mideast Punchlines: fundamentally flawed…

In an opinion piece published in the UK’s Telegraph on Friday, a former British Ambassador to the US argued that the West must ally itself with Iran if it wishes to defeat Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.

 

Sir Christopher Meyer argued that with increasing turmoil in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq, and the rise of Islamic State as a serious foe, Western nations should do two things: completely halt their military involvement in the region and ally themselves with regional power Iran, in place of traditional ally Saudi Arabia.

Small FistMeyer’s theory is fundamentally flawed, in that it contains a blatant non sequitur: ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ applies to Iran just as much as it does to the so-called Islamic State. Back to the drawing board, Sir Chris, old bean.

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