Jane Harman advocates ethnic divide-and-conquer in Iran



Via Mondoweiss. She apologizes and says the comment was taken out of context here. But it's not out of context, it's pretty clear she thinks a policy of turning Iran ethnic groups against one another is the way to go. Which is not too different from, say, Joe Biden's view that Iraq needs to be fragmented, or centuries of US, British and French policies in the Middle East (I was about to say during the "colonial era" but really we're still in that era, it seems.)
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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.