September 21, 2012

When Imperialists Happen to Be Muslim

Michael Young, Daily Star

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It never ceases to amaze how Arab eyes are forever on the lookout for some manifestation of Western hegemonic intent or condescension toward the Arab world, and how this vigilance seems to breaks down whenever it involves non-Western states behaving the same way.

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TAGGED: Kurds, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Turkey


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