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December 20, 2018


K.N. McBride

Islamic outrage is remarkably flexible, which is why Shia fanatics in Iran are comfortable getting in bed with Assad. It's also why Israel went from being the Little Satan to a defacto Saudi ally.

The Middle East is a sucker's game. The only way to win is not to play.


True, that. But Alawites are still regarded as a branch of Shia Islam. Maybe they are to Shia Islam what Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are to Christianity.


It's worth noting that Bashar Al-Assad's gov't are Alawites, considered heretics by main-line Shia Islam.

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