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Dreyfuss, Robert. Devil's game: how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam /. Robert Dreyfuss.–1st ed. p. cm(American empire project ). Chronicling a history of double-dealing, cynical exploitation, and humiliating embarrassment that continues to this day, Devil's Game reveals a pattern that. News, author Robert Dreyfuss has con- tributed an important, highly readable piece of Twentieth-century historiogra- phy. Devil's Game tells the sordid tale of.
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Mon premier blog. Saudi Arabia founded institutions to mobilize the Wahhabi religious right and the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi-backed activists founded the Islamic Center of Geneva , the Muslim World League , the Organization of the Islamic Conference , and other organizations that formed the core of an international Islamist movement.
In the s, with the death of Nasser and the retreat of Arab nationalism, the Islamists became an important prop beneath many of the regimes tied to the United States.
The United States found itself allied with the Islamic right in Egypt, where Anwar Sadat used that country's Islamists to build an anti-Nasserist political base; in Pakistan, where General Zia ul-Haq seized power by force and established an Islamist state; and in Sudan, where the Muslim Brotherhood's leader, Hassan Turabi, marched toward power.
At the same time, the United States began to see Islamic fundamentalism as a tool to be used offensively against the Soviet Union, above all in Afghanistan and Central Asia, where the United States used it as sword aimed at the Soviet Union's underbelly. And as Iran's revolution unfolded, latent sympathy for Islamism—combined withwidespread U. As a result, the United States catastrophically underestimated his movement's potential in Iran.
Even after the Iranian revolution of , the United States and its alliesfailed to learn the lesson that Islamism was a dangerous, uncontrollable force.
The United States spent billions of dollars to support an Islamist jihad in Afghanistan, whose mujahideen were led by Muslim Brotherhood—allied groups.
The United States also looked on uncritically as Israel and Jordan covertly aided terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood in a civil war in Syria, and as Israel encouraged the spread of Islamism among Palestinians in the occupied territories, helping to found Hamas. By the s, the Cold War was over. The political utility of the Islamic right now seemed questionable.
Some strategists argued that political Islam wasa new threat, the new "ism" replacing communism as America's global opponent. That, however, wildly exaggerated the power of a movement that was restricted to poor, undeveloped states. Still, from Morocco to Indonesia, political Islam was a force that the United States had to deal with. Washington's response was muddled and confused.
During the s, the United States faced a series of crises with political Islam: In Algeria, the United States sympathized with the rising forces of political Islam, only to support the Algerian army's crack down against them—and then Washington kept open a dialogue with the Algerian Islamists, who increasingly turned to terrorism. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoots, including a violent underground movement, posed a dire threat to President Mubarak's regime; yet the United States toyed with supporting the Brothers.
And in Afghanistan, shattered after the decade-long U. This very sobering, compelling and well-researched book found little favor with the various outlets of the ruling American oligarchy. The press organ of the notorious Council on Foreign Relations "Foreign Affairs", not being able to fully ignore this exposure of its own consistent policy, published a brief negative review of it. Penned by L. Carl Brown, an emeriturs professor of history at Princeton University and a regular contributor to "Foreign Affairs" it called it "very different take on U.
Dreyfuss would have a more cogent case if he had simply faulted U.
Foreign Affairs prides itself in being "ranked 1 in influence by U. The study documents this group's involvement with contemporary issues and their use of particular media as sources of information in their work.
Foreign Affairs was ranked among the most influential.
As one scholar shrewdly remarked " The Council on Foreign relations and the American Decline,, p. Well, who can expect a contributor to the bimonthly that for decades recommended and shaped the very policy that is so clearly anti-Western, anti-Christian, regressive and in the end self-defeating and self-crippling to agree with the author that dared expose the ugly truth about this very policy? Truth is evidently not so precious to all those whose salary, position and influence depend on not caring about it.
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