Coalition of the choosy

The new moderate Syrian rebel army will be trained in Saudi Arabia, the principal supporter and paymaster of Syrian jihadi groups until ISIS scared it into hedging its bets.

US State Department photo
United States Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sept. 11.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Friday, 09/19/2014 12:25 am EDT

“If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons,” said Winston Churchill in 1941, defending his decision to regard Stalin as an ally after Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

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