THE CIA, SAUDI ARABIA AND ARMING REBELS. A ‘FUCK-UP COCKTAIL’ FOR THE AGES

In the muddled mess that is Western foreign policy in the Middle East, it behooves us to have a better understanding of how this quagmire became the monsterous cluster fuck it is… You could point a long bony finger to the consolidation of power by the House of Saud and the Shah in Iran, with backing from the UK and US shortly after World War II, that really got this ball rolling (heavily lubed with dirty oil, of course) – but who wants a history lesson, amirite???

So, instead lets turn to our friends on the emerald isle at the Irish Times for an interesting Sunday read. IT helps put modern influence of the CIA in todays current problems into perspective!

… and if you’re hungry for a little more history, pick up this book:

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