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Prologue to disaster

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    By going into partnership with the Zionists under such circumstances, Faisal had just handed his more conservative Arab and Muslim rivals a powerful weapon to use against him. One who would soon wield that weapon to devastating effect was King Hussein’s chief rival in Arabia, ibn-Saud, and his fundamentalist Wahhabist followers.

    Anderson, Scott (2013-08-06). Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Ala Notable Books for Adults) (Kindle Locations 9947-9949). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.