Now history is repeating itself, except this time the Saudis are going to be its losers not its winners. The world is about to turn upside down again.
The two wars between 1914 and 1945 may be seen as the Great Civil War of the West, the Thirty Years War of Western Civilization that culminated in the loss of all the Western empires and the ultimate conquest of the West by the liberated peoples of their former colonies.
Kim Darroch’s return to London is being hailed by many naïve commentators as yet another proof that President Trump is a crazed ego-maniac who cannot take criticism from a seasoned professional diplomat. The reality is that Darroch’s messages to the British Foreign Office go much deeper.
After a few months of BOJO’s chaotic, bungled twists and turns, the British people may well be calling to bring back Caligula: Compared to BOJO, he wasn’t so bad after all.