Steve Watson


      Information: Readings: The Clash of Two Civilisations



        Bernard Lewis, 'The Roots of Muslim Rage', The Atlantic Monthly, September, 1990

               Why so many Muslims deeply resent the West, and why their bitterness will not easily be mollified.


        Samuel P. Huntingdon, 'A Clash of Civilizations?', (InfoTrac) Foreign Affairs, Summer, 1993 v72 n3 p22(28)

               There are cultural divides that will regain their overwhelming geopolitical significance.


        Theodore Dalrymple, 'The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris', City Journal, Autumn, 2002

               Alienated Muslim populations in the ghettos surrounding Paris


        Tim Priest, 'The Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia', Quadrant, January, 2004

               Weak policing and political pandering to muslim 'communities' will lead to ethnic violence.


        Theodore Dalrymple, 'The Suicide Bombers Among Us', City Journal, Autumn, 2005

               Cultural motivations for Western jihadis


        Atlas des Zones Urbaines Sensibles (ZUS), SIG du Secretariat general du CIV

                Dalrymple talks alarmist nonsense! And, ahem, here is a list of no-go zones in French cities.


        IMRA list of linked articles concerning celebrations of the 9/11 attacks.

                Displays that went largely unreported, indicating the size of the problem.


        Al Qaeda Training Manual.

                A brief edition of a more extensive manual.


        Lee Harris, 'Al Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology', Policy Review, August/September, 2002.

                A cultural and psychological analysis of the Jihadi goals and rationality.


        Michael Scott Doran, 'Somebody Else's Civil War', Foreign Affairs, January/February 2002, vol. 81.

                An analysis of the paranoid ideology of Salafiyya and its appeal in the Islamic world.


        Norvell B. De Atkine, 'Why Arabs Lose Wars', American Diplomacy, September, 2002.

                How Arab cultural traits handicap their effectiveness in modern organizations.


        Stanley Kurtz, 'I and My Brother Against My Cousin', Weekly Standard, 14/04/2008 Vol. 013, Issue 29.

                Tribalism may offer a clearer view of our enemies' motivations.


        UNDP, Arab Human Development Report for 2002 (pdf, 32 pages!) 2002

                How Arab culture is hindering the progress of that people in the modern world.


        Mark Gould, 'Understanding Jihad', Policy Review, February/March, 2005

                Jihad as 'holy war' is an authentic tradition in Islam.


        Spengler, 'Crisis of Faith in the Muslim World: [Part 1, Part 2]', Asia Times, November, 2005.

                Islamism is a reaction to a looming demographic crisis caused by the decline of 'traditional' society.


        Freedom House, 'Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques', (pdf, 95 pages!) 2005.

                Official Saudi publications supplied to US mosques preach hatred of infidels, etc.


        Hudson Institute, 'Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance', (pdf, 89 pages!) 2008.

                Saudi Wahhabism is "kindling for Usama Bin Ladenís match.".


        D. Pipes & S. Chadha, 'CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment', Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2006.

                The 'muslim NAACP' is deeply implicated in the terrorist assault on the West.


        Andrew Anthony, 'Sisters are doing it for themselves', The Observer, June 3, 2007.

                The 'Tipton Three' (from 'The Road to Guantanamo') are innocent! Err, until they accidentally confess.


        Steven Emerson, 'CAIR', The Investigative Project on Terrorism, 2008.

                A private think tank reveals CAIR's true nature.


        Bat Ye'or, 'How Europe Became Eurabia', FrontPageMagazine, 27 July, 2004.

                Has France's opposition to the US led Europe into a deadly alliance with the Islamic world?


        Martin Bright, 'When Progressives Treat with Reactionaries', (pdf, 78 pages!) Policy Exchange, July, 2006.

                The British state's flirtation with radical Islam.


        Ian Buruma, Tariq Ramadan has an Identity Issue, The NY Times February 4, 2007.

                He is the very model of the mythical Muslim moderate. He's bursting with a lot of views. 


        Paul Berman, Who's Afraid of Tariq Ramadan, The New Republic June 4, 2007.

                Liberals should worry that they're so ready to embrace this weasel. 


        Mustafa Setmariam Nasar (Abu Musíab al-Suri), The Call for a Global Islamic Resistance, December, 2004 (online)

                The strategic manual of the jihadi movement. 



        The Iraq War


        Special Advisor to the DCI, 'Comprehensive Report'. 30 September 2004.

                The "Duelfer Report" on WMD in Iraq says something quite different from what was reported.


        The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Report, 22 July, 2004.

                The "9/11 Report" tries to understand how it happened and what to do about it.


        The Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate, Report, (pdf, 521 pages!) 7 July, 2004.

                A review of the intelligence analysis before the Iraq war.


        A Committee of Privy Counsellors, Review of Intelligence on WMD, (pdf, 216 pages!) 14 July, 2004.

                The British "Butler Committee" review of the intelligence analysis before the Iraq war.


        Stephen Den Beste, Strategic Overview, July, 2003.

                The causes of the war, the goals of the US, its strategies, and an evaluation.


        Tigerhawk, Strategic overview: Annotating and updating Den Beste, 14 November, 2005.

                Steven Den Beste's 2003 analysis updated in the light of intervening events and improved knowledge.


        The White House, National Strategy for Victory in Iraq, November, 2005.

                'The Plan, boss, the Plan.' What everyone knows but the opposition won't recognise.


        The Iraq Study Group, Report, (pdf, 84 pages!) United States Institute of Peace, 6 December, 2006.

                The Baker/Hamilton bipartisan plan for failure in Iraq.


        Frederick W. Kagan, Choosing Victory, (pdf, 52 pages!) American Enterprise Institute, 13 December, 2006.

                A plan for success in Iraq.


        Woods & Lacey, Saddam and Terrorism, (pdf, 94 pages!) Institute for Defense Analysis, IDA P-4287, November, 2007.

                Contrary to most media summaries, the report actually says the links were extensive - and included al Qa'eda.


        SIPRI, Iraqi Imports (Weapons) 1973-1990 - Volume of International Arms Transfers,

                Who was supplying arms to Iraq?


        The Road Home, New York Times, July 8, 2007.

                The editors of the NYT are prepared to accept a genocide in Iraq - if it would hurt Bush. Nice people.


        Doug Feith, War and Decision, 2008.

                Website to support the book. A fund of information, documents, debates on the planning of the war.


        The Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate, Report, (pdf, 172 pages!) June, 2008.

                Rockefeller Report: Bush's claims were generally substantiated by intelligence =  'Bush lied, people died.'



        Muhammad Cartoons, Jyllands-Posten, 30 September, 2005

                Don't call them violent or they'll riot, burn, and kill! ROPMA.