The Despicable Self-Loathing Preached by ‘Syriana’

When Arab News journalists start complaining about US self-loathing I think some of the liberal elite need to sit up and take notice.

New Hollywood blockbuster 'Syriana' starring George Clooney is all about the way the dastardly CIA controls the Middle East. And Amir Taheri at Arab News is not impressed; he says this all bollocks, all of the murders of politicans are by other Arabs, generally militant Islamists...
According to an old saying one can never convince anyone who doesn’t wish to be convinced. The makers of “Syriana” are preaching to the converted if only because an extraordinarily large number of Arabs are comfortable in the certainty of their victimhood. Long before “Syriana” hit the silver screen those Arabs were convinced that whatever misfortune has befallen them is due to some conspiracy by a perfidious Western power.

The list of Arab leaders murdered since 1900 is a long one. It includes six prime ministers, three kings, a ruling Imam, seven presidents of the republic, and dozens of ministers, parliamentarians and senior military officials. Every single one of them was killed either by Islamist militants (often from the Muslim Brotherhood) or by pan-Arab nationalists or by radical Arab security services.
Read the rest, Amir is an articulate writer, and spot on.

2 Responses to “The Despicable Self-Loathing Preached by ‘Syriana’”

  1. # Blogger Renegade Eye

    It was a well written and interesting article.

    It's only a movie.  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    Thanks Renegrade... I know it's only a movie but it's evidence of a vast left wing conspiracy to take down the West! Can't you see! Damn they've got to you aswell!! :)  

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