Overwrought over ISIS
This, from the New York Times this morning. ISIS has created perhaps the most turbulent moment for the Middle East since the split centuries ago between Sunnis and Shiites. The usually level-headed Daniel Kurtzer, former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel added, I dont think there has been anything like this since the 7th century. Really?
Have Ambassador Kurtzer or the reporters for the New York Times ever heard of Genghis Khan and the Mongols, Tamerlane, the Crusades, the Ottoman Turks, the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt, World War I, the Iran-Iraq War, the two American invasions of Iraq, and the various wars, on which I am not expert enough to list, of the Fatimids, the Mamuluks, the Ayyubids, and so on, etc?