I got news for you. The entire Arab world is dysfunctional right now. Completely dysfunctional. And I think it has the potential to be a giant Yemen. A giant human disaster area.
Guess who said that, and most importantly, why he said it:
For a moment we thought that a miracle was about to happen. We thought that Thomas Friedman would become one of the few exceptions that would declare regret for supporting the Iraq war, in a self-criticism short 'crisis'. You know, the war that was based on big lies and opened Pandora's box for the Middle East chaos. But no. It was too good to be true.
For the past two years, many leading pundits have been portraying Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) as essentially the savior of the Middle East, if not of the world. Thomas Friedman is probably the most egregious example. But Thomas Friedman is a powerful New York Times columnist, a so-called expert on the Middle East. And he, of course, supported the Iraq War and many other wars. And he has really gone to bat for Mohammed bin Salman for the last two years, portraying him as a reformer who’s going to save the region.
So, this is a clip from an event in which Thomas Friedman actually said ‘F— you’ to critics of the Crown Prince!
This means that one of the major cheerleaders of the Iraq war said these words not because he wanted to apologize for supporting this war. Not because he wanted to admit, at last, that this war was a giant mistake, resulted in a totally uncontrollable, chaotic situation in the Middle East. Friedman said these words in order to promote Mohammed bin Salman as a great reformer and the man who could put an end to this Middle East chaos!
And what's perhaps even more ridiculously insane is the fact that he also said that the entire Arab world could become a 'giant Yemen'!
Does this guy live in some kind of a parallel universe? Didn't anyone of his colleagues informed him that Saudi Arabia (under MBS leadership) and the US are responsible for the humanitarian disaster in Yemen, as even the CNN admitted?
No, these guys are not insane. They just trying hard to portray the brutal Saudi regime as the only hope of the Middle East in order to highlight Iran as the source of all troubles in the area.