I would add that both the Islamic State (ISIS) and Saudi Arabia are Sunni Muslim, and that they both are opposed to the Shiite Muslim regimes in Iran, Iraq, and Syria (Alawite). Middle East turmoil has fundamentally shifted from a geopolitical to a sectarian conflict following the failure of the Arab Spring.

The Contrary Perspective

SaudiPeter Van Buren.  Introduction by b. traven.

In this article Peter Van Buren ( wemeantwell.com) graphically lays out the physical and philosophical ties between Saudi Arabia, a backward, medieval nation-state and the newly proclaimed  medieval “caliphate” of ISIS. How bizarre that our supposedly modern democratic loving nation loves one and hates the other. Figure it out for yourself and let us know your take on it. b. traven

Fun game time. Let’s see who are the most inhuman monsters in the Middle East, ISIS or Saudi Arabia.

— ISIS commits terror acts against Western targets. Almost all of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi, and most believe that Saudi money in part funded 9/11, and that Saudi money in part funds ISIS. Winner: Saudi.

— ISIS beheads people. Saudi beheads people. In 2014, the Saudis beheaded 59 people. The headcount, as it were, for ISIS is unknown. Winner:…

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