I’m sending out some roses from my small corner of the world to all the other small corners of the world where they might be received..and I’ve copied something I received from a friend, although I don’t know which newspaper it was printed in.
It’s the copy of letter written by a man with a London address, who sent a newspaper his perspective on the Gordian knot of complications issuing from the situation in the Middle East.
It’s not my perspective, or viewpoint….I have very little understanding of all the complexities, but I wanted to share this in any case..As I’ve said before..the only objective should be how to create sustainable peace, but there are always so many other interests at stake to prevent this…See if you can work this out – my head’s spinning from it.

Iran is backing Assad. The Gulf States are against Assad. Assad is against the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi, but the the Gulf States are pro Sisi, which means they are against the Muslim Brotherhood. Iran is pro Hammas, but Hammas is backing the Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hammas is against the US. The Gulf States are pro US, but Turkey is with the Gulf States against Assad; Yet Turkey is pro Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi, and General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf States!