Thursday, January 8, 2015

U.S. policy fuels Middle East extremism (video)

Amber Larson, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly;

Nermeen Shaikh, Amy Goodman (

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Democracy Now! discusses the Charlie Hebdo French cartoon magazine attack in Paris with the Lebanese-French academic Gilbert Achcar, professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

"We have to put all this in context," Prof. Achcar says. "The Western intervention, the Western action in the Middle East, has been creating the ground for all this. This is what I called previously the clash of barbarisms, with a major barbarism represented by Western intervention."

Why U.S. lost its Iraq, Afghan wars
Prof. Achcar also discusses the close relationship between the United States and radically Islamist (Wahhabi) Saudi Arabia, which he calls "the ideological source of the most fanatical, most reactionary interpretation of Islam." On Friday Democracy Now! will continued this discussion. More 

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