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Dear DNM

Reader comment on item: Saudis Bristle at Obama's Outreach to Iran
in response to reader comment: Mullahs and Mobeds and other sordid matters

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (Australia), Jan 18, 2014 at 02:49

DNM wrote : "Dr. Pipes wrote that Israel should "be allies with al-Qaeda"? Where?"

My Answer : Here is what Dear Dr. Pipes wrote here on this very forum.

"Looked at in a larger context, helping the Sunni jihadis in Syria against the regime in Damascus serves to balance the Geneva deal last month, which promoted the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It's a crude balance and far from ideal but better than none at all. "

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2013/12/yes-support-the-syrian-rebels

I am ready to only discuss things with you which are important from a US and Western political viewpoint.

I asked 3. How do you think these best interests of the US would be achieved in the region ?

Your answer : We have enough energy now in the US and we do not need to be in the Middle East in any capacity

My reply : I support you on that one.

So should I conclude that you believe the US should stop interfering in the internal matters of the countries in the region ? Should I imply that the US should patch up with Iran , close down the military bases and outsource it's regional policy to Iran and Turkey and go home ? If that is what you think then I am with you on this.

I still am waiting for your answer that what do you think the US long-term or short-term interests in this region ? I would love to know your views on this one.

Take care

Debanjan

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