Sunday, July 20, 2008
Reference: Islam's last stand, Bangkok Post, July 20, 2008
The article uses the phrase "Islamic world" over and over again in begging the Sunnis to stand with Shiite Iran in its standoff with the Israel-USA axis (Islam's last stand, Bangkok Post, July 20, 2008). It's not going to happen. There is no such thing as an Islamic world. Factional hatred among Muslims is more intense than any common cause. If push comes to shove Sunni Arabs will back the USA in a New York minute to guard against regional domination by Shiite Iran. The Americans know this reality and have played this diplomatic game very well in the past and will continue to do so in the future.