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Revolutionary Islamism Is Not America’s Friend

A transcript of an interview with Middle East expert, Barry Rubin.
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Also, with the UN General Assembly decision on granting Palestine non-member state status, the Palestinian leadership will rush to claim any Israeli counter-attack is an assault on a sovereign state, and there are those who would buy that argument.

One of the most amazing things is that this decision is so destructive and there is no awareness of this fact in Western governments and so little in the mass media. I think one reason why so many countries voted for this proposal, I think, is they said that it would make the Palestinians happy and do no harm. We are faced with a conflict without diplomatic resolution for this entire generation, say 30 to 50 years.What worries you most in the Mideast? In the world?

In the Middle East, the effect of a radical regime in the most important Arabic-speaking country, Egypt, and in the world the fact that not only is the West generally blind to the threats but its governments are actually furthering the danger.If you could offer President Obama any advice for his second term, what might it be?

Revolutionary Islamist groups are not America’s friends. Form and lead a broad alliance of forces against them. It is not too late. Otherwise, you are creating a Middle East situation of war, dictatorship, and the utmost damage to U.S. interests.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

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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4 Responses to “Revolutionary Islamism Is Not America’s Friend”

  1. Arthur B. Levy says:

    May all Israel’s and America’s islamist enemies be rejoined with allah hahazzah hadafuk in “paradise” swiftly and soon…

  2. Mark L. Shane says:

    sad but true…so far.

  3. Rc Fowler says:

    Of course Godless Islam is no friend of America–they are even against their own people!

  4. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    America's friend – NO! Obama & Clinton's – YES.

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