Con Coughlin has earned his establishment biscuit again with a crawling encomium to the sagacity, tolerance, wisdom and mercy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and urged us all to back the primitive head-choppers against the primitive crane-hangers. I value this man's barometric qualities highly; if ever in doubt as to which is the right cause to back, it will be the one diametrically opposite to that which Con evinces to earn his biscuits.
As I have suggested in the past, most folk with a modicum of brain know this is a vicious civil war between primitive Sunni and primitive Shia, and our most advantageous course of action is to flog arms and technology (but of a level below our own) to both sides and stand well back. If the madmen are detonating themselves at each other, they're not detonating themselves amongst us.
Con is not proud. He'll turn out drivel on demand in support of US torture, the EU and the effort to takeover Ukraine, the benefit of bombing Libya, the decisive impact of our three aircraft in the ME (that have so far dropped four small bombs on Syria) and whatever else his MOD controllers ask him to; for it is quite clear that all Con's stories originate from the line that the MOD would like to take. And with so many of the MOD's personnel and so much bonus-creating profit, not to mention so many members of the Bath and the Michael and George, tied up in dirty Saudi money, he's clearly had his orders to defaecate pro-head choppers drivel. It's a living, I suppose.