William Blum

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The Anti-Empire Report

Issue #136 — January 20th, 2015

Where has all this Islamic fundamentalism come from in this modern age?  Most of it comes—trained, armed, financed, indoctrinated—from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria.  During various periods from the 1970s to the present, these four countries had been the most secular, modern, educated, welfare states in the Middle East region.  And what had happened to these secular, modern, educated, welfare states? Keep reading →

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