Harpers: A Special Relationship

Posted: December 16, 2015 in -, Andrew Cockburn
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Beginning of article is all historical (and a waste of my time), but the ending catches up to today…

A Special Relationship

Asked what could be done to help Iraq following the [ISIS] group’s lightning assaults in the summer of 2014, an Iraqi diplomat replied: “Bomb Saudi Arabia.”


The Turks and Qataris, however, adamantly refused to sign on. As one of the participants told me later, “All the countries in the room [understood] that Turkey’s opposition to listing Ahrar al-Sham was because they were providing support to them.”

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