“I believe that the Arab regimes today have become bludgeons in the hands of Americans: no more, no less. They aren’t governments: they’re extensions for the Americans in the region, and if we were to strike hard at American influence, whether by way of resistance or by way of quote -“terrorism”-unquote, then I believe that many of these regimes will fall”

– Abdallah al Nafisi, Kuwaiti University Professor.