A Brutal Friendship: The West and The Arab Elite

Said K. Aburish

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A Brutal Friendship: The West and The Arab Elite

A Brutal Friendship The West and The Arab Elite In A Brutal Friendship Said K Aburish traces the true origins of the region s present turmoil to the manner in which corrupt Arab rulers have subordinated the welfare of their subjects to their culti

  • Title: A Brutal Friendship: The West and The Arab Elite
  • Author: Said K. Aburish
  • ISBN: 9780312185435
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In A Brutal Friendship, Said K Aburish traces the true origins of the region s present turmoil to the manner in which corrupt Arab rulers have subordinated the welfare of their subjects to their cultivation of cozy relationships with the West Using direct evidence from his unrivaled range of Arab sources, he describes how the West mostly the CIA sponsored Islamic fIn A Brutal Friendship, Said K Aburish traces the true origins of the region s present turmoil to the manner in which corrupt Arab rulers have subordinated the welfare of their subjects to their cultivation of cozy relationships with the West Using direct evidence from his unrivaled range of Arab sources, he describes how the West mostly the CIA sponsored Islamic fundamentalism in the 1950s and 60s in an effort to contain Nasser and thwart Soviet designs on the region, how American and British leaders have turned a blind eye to repressive governments when they suit their interests and toppled them when they do not , and how it is these very machinations that set Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on his bloody road to power.

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    One thought on “A Brutal Friendship: The West and The Arab Elite

    1. Kamil Salamah on said:

      A bold, courageous, and brilliantly written book for all to read to be able to appreciate the Middle East for REAL.The region has never been allowed to mature ever since 1917 with the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire by the West; with the support and assistance of the local sycophants who were promised the "moon", to become the Kings, etc. The book clearly demonstrates how the West never( to this date) had a clear geo-strategic/ geopolitical plan for the region other than total hegemony to extr [...]

    2. Yas on said:

      enjoyed this book. My favorites were the part 4 and part 5.The author's assessments and predictions are spot on. Aburish spares no arab regime or figure in his scathing criticism and makes a compelling case that western interests-governments for the most part stood in opposite of the arab people aspirations and supported the politics and personas that were regressive to keep its financial(read oil) flowing and to safeguard the security of israel.

    3. sologdin on said:

      states at one point that all coups d'état in southwest asia during the cold war were US operations in some way--with the exception of the 1958 coup in Iraq wherein qasim oustered the monarchy.

    4. Rashad Raoufi on said:

      this book has taught me alot and made me understand middle eastern politics. its a very good, balanced and well researched book.

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