The chairman of Russia’s State Duma International Affairs says an Islamic anti-terror coalition is unlikely to function without Iran and Iraq.
Konstantin Kosachyov’s comments come as Saudi Arabia has said that 34 mainly Muslim nations from Asia, Africa and the Middle East have joined a new military alliance to fight terrorism.
He added that without Iran and Iraq the coalition would be inefficient and unable to act. Kosachyov said Russia is cooperating with the coalition, adding that their actions would be more effective than the US-led coalition. The 34-member group has been formed to unite Islamic countries against extremism and in the fight against Daesh terrorists. 10 more countries are planning to join the coalition after going through required procedures.
Guest: Michel Chossudovsky, Center for Research on Globalization, Montreal
“Well it’s a theater of the absurd. We have Saudi Arabia in effect supporting ISIS and these terrorist organizations. And now what Saudi Arabia has done is to initiate a 34 country coalition to fight terrorism.
In other words, The State sponsors of terrorism are indulging in counterterrorism. It’s a bit like asking Al Capone to assist in going after organized crime.
But everybody knows that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are behind the terrorists and we also know that the US is behind Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The US is the main architect of this terrorist undertaking of sponsoring terrorists to destabilize sovereign countries. And the partners of this agenda going back to the 1980s are Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Turkey.
What is it going to take to actually bring this terrorism to an end?
We need regime change in the West… ”