Covert Action: The Roots of Terrorism

Overview

"These essays could hardly be more timely, or more informative, and cannot be ignored by those who hope to gain a serious understanding of what is unfolding today."—Noam Chomsky

This book includes some of the best investigative journalism from the authoritative Covert Action Quarterly magazine. The editors present a comprehensive examination of U.S. interventions from Africa, Central America, Panama and Kosovo to Iraq and Afghanistan, offering an essential background to the "war...

See more details below
Paperback (REV)
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$19.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $4.80   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

"These essays could hardly be more timely, or more informative, and cannot be ignored by those who hope to gain a serious understanding of what is unfolding today."—Noam Chomsky

This book includes some of the best investigative journalism from the authoritative Covert Action Quarterly magazine. The editors present a comprehensive examination of U.S. interventions from Africa, Central America, Panama and Kosovo to Iraq and Afghanistan, offering an essential background to the "war against terrorism" today.

Ellen Ray and William H. Schaap were founding editors of Covert Action Quarterly, the multiple award winner of "Project Censored" prizes for its decades of groundbreaking reporting on intelligence matters.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781876175849
  • Publisher: Ocean Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,071,162
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Ray and William Schaap were founding editors of CovertAction Quarterly, the multiple award winner of "Project Censored" prizes for its decades of groundbreaking investigative reporting. They are both considered leading U.S. authorities on intelligence matters and have published numerous books and articles.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Corruption of Covert Actions 7
Tracking Covert Actions into the Future 9
NATO and Beyond 15
Evangelicals for Nuclear War 21
Instructive Examples
Introduction 29
Jihad International, Inc 34
Power and the Semantics of Terrorism 40
Why Do They Hate Us? 47
The New Red Scare
Introduction 49
Cuban Exile Terrorists on Rampage 53
New Spate of Terrorism: Key Leaders Unleashed 57
Editorial on NSDD 138 64
Pentagon Moves on Terrorism 67
The Uses of "Counterterrorism" 75
Libya in U.S. Demonology 84
Setting the Stage: Afghanistan
Introduction 101
Destabilizing Afghanistan 103
The Afghan Pipeline 109
Israeli-U.S. Terror
Introduction 121
Isreali State Terror 126
Israel Shahak on the "Transfer Proposal" 133
Israel Wages Chemical Warfare With American Tear Gas 140
Washington's Proxy: Israeli Arms in Central America 145
Israeli-South African Collaboration 151
Iran-Contra and the Israel Lobby
Introduction 157
Disinformationgate 162
Deltagate? 169
Out of the Loop: The VP's Office - Cover for Iran-Contra 172
What Vice-President Bush Knew and Why He Knew It 179
Vice-President Bush: Inside Track to Power 186
The Bush Family: Oiligarchy and the Emirs
Introduction 188
The Family That Preys Together 192
Iraq and the Gulf Wars
Introduction 206
Trading With The Enemy 212
The Middle East in "Crisis" 220
Iraq: Disinformation and Covert Operations 225
The Nuclear Terror Card
Introduction 235
Hiroshima: Needless Slaughter, Useful Terror 240
Nuclear Threats and the New World 245
Israel, Iran, the United States and the Bomb 256
Endnotes 266
Index 292
Contributors 309
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)