The War On Terror: Who Are We Fighting?
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Prelude The Picot Agreement1 of 1916 after the Ottoman's defeat in WW1 split much of the Easter Mediterranean between Britan, France and Russia and this eventually led to the state of Israel.

 Eventually the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Six Day War created some
 of today's issues.  Add the War on Terror to the unintended consequences of peace  treaties following WW 1.                    

Background

Middle East Facts

Middle East History in Maps

Maps Explain Middle East  

Muslim Religion, Politics 
and Society

Islamic Fundamentalism

Militant Hamas vs.
Moderate Fatah

20th Iranian Century

20th Century Iraq

20th Century Palestine

 

Participants

Sunnis and 
Shiites at War
 

Al-Qaeda
a world-wide network

Palestine of Hamas

Hezbollah
in Lebanon

Taliban  
of Afghanistan

Islamic State is an Extremely
Radical Sunnis Muslims

Muslim Brotherhood  from Egypt is a Pan-Islamic Social Movement 


 

 

The War

11 Minute History of
the Middle East Conflict

Timeline: The Iraq War 
Council on Foreign Relations

We Need to Talk About Islam
from Documentary Films

Brief Sunni-Shiite Conflict History

War on Terror from Wiki is extensive

Wars That Americans Want to Forget  Afghanistan and Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

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American Dynasty
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Second Chance 
Three Presidents and the Crisis
of America Superpower
 by Zbigniew Brzezinsk
i

Presidential Courage
Brave Leaders and How They Changed America
1789-1989  by Michael Beschloss

 

 

Readings  Tracking Global Terrorism 2018

Sisi vs. ISIS: Dictatorship vs. Mob Rule  
Why Egypt Might Survive the Arab Spring 3/25/15 

The Arab Spring Four Years Later 5/1/15

Power Struggles in Middle-East Exploit 
Islam's Ancient Sectarian Rift
  7/5/14

The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State 2008

Wolfowitz Doctrine 1992

1Britain was allocated control of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip between the sea and River Jordan, Jordan, southern Iraq, and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre, to allow access to the Mediterranean.[6] France was allocated control of south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.[6] Russia was to get Istanbul, the Turkish Straits and the Ottoman Armenian vilayets.[6] The controlling powers were left free to decide on state boundaries within these areas