Friday, February 4, 2011

What really has US policymakers crapping bricks

According to Noam Chomsky, it isn't radical Islam but independence that has US leaders worried. In fact, radical Islamists have been perfectly peachy keen to US policymakers as long as they serve US interests:
A common refrain among pundits is that fear of radical Islam requires (reluctant) opposition to democracy on pragmatic grounds. While not without some merit, the formulation is misleading. The general threat has always been independence. The US and its allies have regularly supported radical Islamists, sometimes to prevent the threat of secular nationalism.

A familiar example is Saudi Arabia, the ideological centre of radical Islam (and of Islamic terror). Another in a long list is Zia ul-Haq, the most brutal of Pakistan's dictators and President Reagan's favorite, who carried out a programme of radical Islamisation (with Saudi funding).

2 comments:

Don Durito said...

Hiya Don,

It has always been whatever serves the U.S. interest.  Leaders might preach one thing, but when it comes down to the all mighty dollar, then that the altar.

Thanks for dropping by my place and adding me on.

FM

Don Durito said...

No prob. Glad to see you are still blogging.

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