I do not think this remarkable event would have been possible without our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:
"Arab FMs hold emergency summit" | Jerusalem Post:
"The Saudi foreign minister appeared to be leading a camp of ministers criticizing the guerrilla group's actions, calling them 'unexpected, inappropriate and irresponsible acts.'
'These acts will pull the whole region back to years ago, and we cannot simply accept them,' Saudi al—Faisal told his counterparts.
Supporting his stance were representatives of Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, the Palestinian Authority, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, delegates said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks."
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