Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Middle East in Western Archives

Don't hold your breaths. I have said before: Western governments are so protective of their clients in the Middle East that there has been no explosive (and candid) declassification of documents in the post-WWII era. They cover up to keep their interests, and the legitimacy of their puppets in the region. Look at those new British documents: the interesting stuff remains locked up in the archives. This is chit-chat, really. The interesting and really damning stuff will come out in no less than 200 years, at least. And if the House of Saud is still around, it may take longer. (thanks Michel)