Showing posts from February, 2012
After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts "After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts" "If like me you are sceptical of what the media is telling us about the Arab Spring, or at least feel you are not being given the whole picture, you'll benefit from reading this powerfully argued and passionately written book. John R. Bradley turns conventional wisdom on its head, arguing that the revolts were not initially about a thirst for democracy but brought about because of economic misery and questions like personal dignity. He covers Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries to show how the Islamists then went on to hijack the revolutions everywhere because the progressives were disorganized and have not broad constitutency among the amsses. This counterrevolution was carried out with crucial backing from Saudi Arabia -- and, yes, the West too." (J, Maynard, USA) And..