The CIA’s Islamist Cover Up | NYRB

The CIA is blocking the release of information because the subject remains sensitive—both for the West and the Muslim world. In Washington, the CIA could come under fire if its own archives would confirm and fill out the current sketch view of history. For the Brotherhood, amid its current re-emergence as a major political force in Egypt and other countries, it would be extremely damaging to know that illustrious figures in its history were working for the country that most exemplifies the decadent, imperialist forces it has struggled against for decades.

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Erdogan hints Turkish-backed militias will go to Raqqa | Rudaw

“After removing Deash, the YPG [Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units] and the PYD [Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party] from the region and getting Daesh [ISIS] out of Raqqa, it will be too much of a luxury for us to stay there. But it is currently too early to talk about such issues,” Hurriyet Daily News stated Erdogan said during a press conference on Sunday prior to departing for this week’s visits to Gulf states Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

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