|Building the Berlin Wall|
KSA (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) beheaded a dissident cleric this month and some Iranians responded by burning the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. With this kind of hostility and since the USA (the United States of America) is backing KSA and Putin (Vladimir Putin, President of Russia) is backing Iran, we have a proxy war fomenting in the Middle East.
So with Russia and the USA pushing and shoving, I suppose it's not surprising that the movie echoed that sentiment. Since KSA signed a peace treaty with Israel they are now friends, and since Jewish people have an outsized influence in Hollywood, I shouldn't be surprised that the movie portrays the supporter (Russia) of the enemy (Iran) of their 'friend' (KSA) in a negative light. But I still think it's a little stinky.
I have to admit the burning of the Saudi Embassy made me very happy. I don't think there is anyone I like less than the rulers of Saudi Arabia.
KSA produces more oil than anyone else. They are also sitting on the world's second largest (known) oil reserves. Have you noticed how the price of oil has plummeted recently? I wonder what kind of game KSA is playing, or if they are even aware of what their policies are, or what effect they are having. I suspect their main goal is to have someone to bitch about. Since they can't bitch about Israel anymore, they are picking on someone in their own league. They already have instigated chaos in Iraq and Syria, so who better to pick a fight with than Iran?