Kingdom of the unjust : behind the U.S.-Saudi connection
Kingdom of the unjust : behind the U.S.-Saudi connection / Medea Benjamin.
Behind the U.S.-Saudi connection
Behind the U.S. Saudi connection
Behind the United States Saudi connection
|Main author:||Benjamin, Medea, 1952- (Author)|
In this book the author researches the nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. In seven succinct chapters followed by a meditation on prospects for change, Benjamin shines a light on one of the weirder, and most important, elements of American foreign policy. What is the origin of this strange alliance between two countries that have very little in common? Why does it persist, and what are its consequences? Why, over a period of decades and across various presidential administrations, has the United States consistently supported a regime shown time and again to be one of the most powerful forces working against American interests? Saudi Arabia is perhaps the single most important source of funds for terrorists worldwide, promoting an extreme interpretation of Islam along with anti-Western sentiment, while brutally repressing non-violent dissidents at home. With extremism spreading across the globe, a reduced U.S. need for Saudi oil, and a thawing of U.S. relations with Iran, the time is right for re-evaluation of America's close ties with the Saudi regime.
New York :
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-231) and index.