On his site, Taki Mag, Taki Theodoracopulos explains his answers to the ignorant foreign policy questions he receives from know-nothing “ritzy-glitzy types” worried about world events. He writes:
Gossip about the latest fashion coup or jewel collection had to take a back seat as the news of Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s assassination filtered in.
Suddenly the ritzy-glitzy types were concerned. Will there be a war? That question was on everyone’s lips. (Wars tend to interrupt shindigs as deep pockets stay away.) What is extremely frustrating is trying to explain to know-nothings rudimentary facts about the Middle East. No, it wasn’t Trump who started it, it was ignorant but arrogant George W. Bush, brainwashed by the neocons to attack Iraq and the man whose downfall signaled the beginning of ISIS.
The compulsive liar Tony Blair is also as guilty as Bush.
No, Iran is not expansionist by nature, and its degree of influence over Iraq would have been unimaginable had Saddam stayed in power.
No, the Saudis are not our friends; they just pretend to be, but they’re the ones who originally financed the terrorists, and could still be doing it secretly.
Sure, Gaddafi was eccentric and a jerk, but he was a pliant dictator and his downfall opened the southern route for the migrant invasion of Europe.
No, Assad is not the worst guy in Syria—the U.S.-armed and -financed “moderate rebels” are.
It’s like talking to a 1-year-old baby: hard to get anything across. Otherwise, the hero of the moment is that Lebanese dwarf who escaped Japanese justice, hero of the ritzy-glitzy types, that is. Carlos Ghosn is a crook, as far as I’m concerned, and I’m one hundred percent behind the Japanese, but then I’m prejudiced.
Japan, along with Hungary and Poland, is one of the top three nations on earth.
Lebanon comes in just before the last one, Equatorial Guinea. Judge for yourselves. Banzai!