Tom Friedman & funding ISIL: Israel/Iran Derangement Syndrome

Here is another interesting article from Juan Cole, Tom Friedman & funding ISIL: Israel/Iran Derangement Syndrome.

…If the US has to play whackamole with everyone in the Middle East who objects to the sordid goings-on in Israel/Palestine, we’ll eventually be bankrupt and without regional allies, and the region itself will collapse and present more severe security threats of the Daesh sort.

In contrast, a de facto US rapprochement with Iran to squelch the Daesh/ ISIL threat before it metastasizes further (see: Tunisia) is clearly in the interest of the United States and its people, including Jewish Americans.

Cole presents some interesting theories about the conflict in the middle-east that may be worth considering.  I don’t have the expertise to say exactly how much of his theory is historically accurate.  Probably the reason I first looked at this article was the possible attack on Tom Friedman, a famed reporter whose 15 minutes of fame was up a long time ago.  Friedman still gets undeserved respect in some circles., but fortunately Juan Cole is not afraid of him.

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