Iran is taking quite seriously Saudi Arabia’s accusing it of an act of war for supplying Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels with a missile aimed at the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The Saudis also warned Lebanon,, dominated by Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, that “the coming developments will definitely be astonishing.”
The Iranian regime became upset when its own hard-line Kayhan daily confirmed the Saudi charges by boasting “Ansar-Allah’s missile fires at Riyadh, the next target, Dubai.” The mullahs punished Kayhan for its true but indiscrete revelation by suspending its publication for two days.
Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick hails the Saudi shakeup ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. She notes that
“There can be little doubt that there was coordination between the Saudi regime and the Trump administration regarding Saturday’s [internal Saudi purge] actions. The timing of the administration’s release last week of most of the files US special forces seized during their 2011 raid of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was likely not a coincidence.
“The files, which the Obama administration refused to release, make clear that Obama’s two chief pretensions – that al-Qaida was a spent force by the time US forces killed bin Laden, and that Iran was interested in moderating its behavior were both untrue. The documents showed that al-Qaida’s operations remained a significant worldwide threat to US interests.
“And perhaps more significantly, they showed that Iran was al-Qaida’s chief state sponsor. Much of al-Qaida’s leadership, including bin Laden’s sons, operated from Iran. The notion – touted by Obama and his administration – that Shi’ite Iranians and Sunni terrorists from al-Qaida and other groups were incapable of cooperating was demonstrated to be an utter fiction by the documents.”
Angelo Codevilla concludes his four-part series on terrorism and the Euro-American ruling class’s failures by stressing how disarmed the West has become by denying state sponsorship of terrorism, playing down its Islamic background, and expanding Islamic immigration, despite the cultural incompatibilities.
The British royal family not only has bowed out of honoring Israel’s existence and the centennial of the Balfour Agreement, but an anti-Semitic letter that Prince Charles wrote in 1986 has come to light.
For the first time, Prince Charles was permitted to stand in for his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in laying the memorial wreath on Remembrance Day Sunday, the UK equivalent of the US holiday of Armistice Day / V