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The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East
by Walid Phares
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After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that "a failure of imagination" had prevented us from seeing it coming. But after billions of dollars and almost a decade of fighting in the Middle East, will … (more)
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I strongly recomend this book for anyone trying to keep up with current newspaper reports about the events in the Middle East. The author has an amazing background, an expert who has attended many important meetings on the subject during his life. While some experts say they were not prepared to the uprisings now in 2011, he certainly was. Is this man to the right or left....he is not really a fanatic, but he does believe that democracy must come to this part of the world and it is the mission of the US to promote it, at almost any cost. Saying this, he does support George W Bush's advocacy for this role for this country.

Not an easy read. ( )
 
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After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that "a failure of imagination" had prevented us from seeing it coming. But after billions of dollars and almost a decade of fighting in the Middle East, will we miss the boat again? Walid Phares, Fox News terrorism and Middle East expert and a specialist in global strategies, argues that a race for control of the Middle East is on. Yet not a failure of imagination, but rather, of education has left Americans without essential information on the real roots of the rising threat. In fact, the West ignores the wide and disparate forces within the Muslim world--including a brotherhood against democracy that is fighting to bring the region under totalitarian control--and crucially underestimates the determined generation of youth feverishly waging a grassroots revolution toward democracy and human rights.--From publisher description.
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