Posts Tagged ‘Gulf’

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Nicolas DaviesNICOLAS “Sandy” DAVIES joined us again on the phone to discuss hes recent article linking ISIS and the global crisis in US foreign policy to our government’s belligerent and misguided response to the mass murders of September 11th, including 94,000 air strikes, an opportunistic global military expansion and a doubling of the military budget:

Sandy has been writing on this and related topics for years and his book Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq is another horrible but accurate piece of top notch investigative journalism.

I believe this is a critical perspective Punkonomics must address. On a personal level, as a professor teaching economic history, I regularly encounter the problem of having to teach the ugly truth to students who have no clue about their history and thus are, as the saying goes, condemned to repeat it. This shit keeps me up at night–literally :(

Select previous interviews and articles by Nicolas J.S. Davies:

(letter published in last Thursday’s Financial Times)

From Mr KN Al-Sabah,

Sir, Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad!

Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi.

But Gulf states are pro-Sisi! Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood!

Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood!

Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US!

Gulf states are pro-US. But Turkey is with Gulf states against Assad; yet Turkey is pro-Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf states!

welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day.

KN Al-Sabah,

London EC4, UK