I’ve had days like that myself. But then the United States has never allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafists, or in Syria, al-Qaida.
Oh, and at least a lot of courageous people in the establishment denounced the policy and even risked their careers to do it.
All quotes from Christopher Andrew, The Defense of the Realm, The Authorized History of MI5, Penguin Books (London, 2110).
Pulitz and Ustinov were given safe haven in Britain; General Baron von Schweppenburg fought in the war for Germany and later helped rebuild the West German army
Or to quote another expert dictator, :”Don’t scare anyone. But once you gain ground then move ahead. You must utilize as many people as possible who may be of use to us.” –Joseph Stalin to future Communist dictator of Hungary Rakosi, December 5, 1944. Cited below page 23. Quoted in Victor Sebestyen, Twelve Days: Revolution 1956, p. 24.
About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.
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