Here’s a feat of chutzpah unmatched since 1998, when I told my best friend David he enjoyed his martinis too much:
The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Monday accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.
“Today, the treacherous Saudis are following in Israel’s footsteps,” Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying.
“Saudi Arabia is shamelessly and disgracefully bombing and mass killing a nation that is fighting against the arrogant system,” or world powers, he said. He was apparently referring to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been waging a monthlong air campaign against Iran-supported rebels, known as Houthis.
Treacherous Saudis, indeed.
To be fair, as a Saudi national pastime, treachery ranks fourth behind scotch, European call girls, and exporting jihad — but it’s a close fourth.