Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism / Edition 3

Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism / Edition 3

by John Cooley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745319173

ISBN-13: 9780745319179

Pub. Date: 06/04/2002

Publisher: Pluto Press

This completely revised edition examines the events of September 11th 2001, Osama bin Laden's role and the complex working of the Al Qa'ida terror network. This is the classic book on the history of the USA's involvement with Afghanistan that explains the devastating consequences of the alliance between the US government and radical Islam. Essential reading for

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This completely revised edition examines the events of September 11th 2001, Osama bin Laden's role and the complex working of the Al Qa'ida terror network. This is the classic book on the history of the USA's involvement with Afghanistan that explains the devastating consequences of the alliance between the US government and radical Islam. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the current international crisis. Cooley marshals a wealth of evidence – from the assassination of Sadat, the destabilisation of Algeria and Chechnya and the emergence of the Taliban, to the bombings of the World Trade Center and the US embassies in Africa. He examines the crucial role of Pakistan’s military intelligence organisation; uncovers China’s involvement and its aftermath; the extent of Saudi financial support; the role of ‘America’s most wanted man' Osama bin Laden; the BCCI connection; the CIA’s cynical promotion of drug traffic in the Golden Crescent; the events in Pakistan since the military coup of October 1999; and, finally, the events of September 11th 2001 and their continuing impact on world affairs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745319179
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/04/2002
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,096,257
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Carter and Brezhnev in the Valley of Decision9
2Anwar al-Sadat29
3Zia al-Haq47
4Deng Xiaoping65
5Recruiters, Trainers, Trainees and Assorted Spooks80
6Donors, Bankers and Profiteers106
7Poppy Fields, Killing Fields and Druglords126
8Russia: Bitter Aftertaste and Reluctant Return161
9The Contagion Spreads: Egypt and the Maghreb183
10The Contagion Spreads: The Assault on America215
Notes242
App. IPress Release From United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, November 4, 1998253
App. IIThe Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee255
Index270

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