Barry Rubin understands the Middle East like few other people, and I always pay attention to what he says. This excellent piece of his will help you understand what’s been happening this past week and the more general context. Take ten minutes, a strong cup of coffee, and read it for yourself. And remember this: We are dealing with people who want political power in order to implement Islamic law. They don’t want anything else, and it is spectacularly silly to offer them anything.
Categories: Foreign affairs