Saturday, June 14, 2014
A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle for the Mastery of the Middle East by James Barr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As the author says at the end of the book, it is a tale from which neither country emerges with much credit.
What you can "learn" from this book is that (Western) politicians manipulate, lie,and even kill to serve their own interests. Arabs have always been the victims of Western imperialism and violence, and yet we're the ones that retain the reputation of being terrorists. Of course, I'm talking about Arab peoples, and not administrations.
I have never read or heard of worse terrorists than Israelis. They kill, burn, and destroy; and then - quite stupidly, if you ask me - they pretend to be the victims.
There's a saying about history "repeating itself". It is actually people that keep committing the same mistakes over and over again.
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