Will Mauritania be the New Terrorist Haven?

When it comes to the Middle East, Americans and Europeans are good at neither prediction nor threat assessment. The Middle East today looks very different from what anyone ever expected just two decades ago. In 1991, there was huge optimism in Washington when Secretary of State James Baker, capturing the momentum of the lightening quick victory in Operation Desert Storm, cobbled together the Madrid Conference, bringing together most of the Middle East’s most intractable foes (minus Iran) for the first time. That optimism culminated in 1993 with the Oslo Accords and the famous handshake between PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin on the White House lawn.

  • Reader

    How could anybody suspect this about a country that has the world’s highest per capita rate of slavery?

    • We shouldn’t judge Islam through our orientalist glasses!

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Any country full of Muslims could expect any terrorist activity.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Anything anyone can do to send their own small corner of the Muslim world straight to flaming Thunderdome hell is to be supported. Because fuck them. Fuck them all.

  • Will Mauritania Be The New Terrorist Haven?

    Will a Muslim cesspool create jihadis?

    Expect shit to stink.