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Les meilleurs ennemis
Art: David B.
Script: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Filiu and David B. draw striking parallels between ancient and contemporary political history in this look at the US-Middle East conflict.
|1. 2011 120p.||Les meilleurs ennemis 1|
Best of Enemies #1: Best of Enemies
ISBN: 9781906838454 (120p.) (2012) Format: Hardcover
The reader is transported to the pirate-choked Mediterranean sea, where Christians and Muslims continue the crusades, only this time on water. As the centuries pass, the traditional victims of the Muslim pirates--the British, French, and Spanish--all become empire-building powers whose sights lie beyond the Mediterranean.
|2. 2014 102p.||Les meilleurs ennemis 2|
Best of Enemies #2: Best of Enemies: 1953-1984: A History of US and Middle East Relations
ISBN: 9781906838843 (112p.) (2014) Format: Hardcover
The second volume documents a period of dramatic conflict and change, beginning in the 1950s and ending with the Lebanese War of 1982. The Blitzkrieg of the Six-Day War saw the Jewish state triple in size. It was a conflict that began an era of U.S.-led intervention in the Middle East, which continued in the lead-up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The demise of the Shah, and the ascent of Ayatollah Khomeini, stoked anti-American sentiment in the country. When Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, the CIA began a proxy war by supporting anti-soviet Muslim forces, among them a young Saudi, Osama Bin Laden.