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Washington's dark secret : the real truth about terrorism and Islamic extremism

Author: John Maszka
Publisher: [Lincoln, Nebraska] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Much of the violence that is touted as terrorism today is not terrorism at all. Maszka delves into the repercussions of a government that capitalizes on an "us vs. them" mentality, rather than focusing on the real reason behind the war on terror--natural resources."--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Maszka
ISBN: 9781640120242 1640120246
OCLC Number: 1031918774
Notes: Place of publication from publisher's website.
Description: xvi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction: the notorious D. J. Trump --
Abbreviations --
Who's the enemy? --
The first act of terrorism --
The meaning of jihad --
The crime of the century --
The road to perdition --
The Iraq wars --
From Bin Laden to Baghdadi --
Utter confusion --
Navigating the deluge --
A cultural compass --
The colors of conflict --
The definition of insanity.
Responsibility: John Maszka.

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A new look at terrorism and how politics, the media, and the War on Terror play off one another.  Read more...

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Excerpt from Washington's Dark Secret: ""The international community is terrified. Will Trump enact real change? How could he possibly? The neocolonial corporate powers that run the world would never Read more...

 
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Neoliberalism and the Global War on Terror

by PurityCalpo (WorldCat user published 2018-11-13) Excellent Permalink

Maszka offers a complete and focused analysis of the correlation between politics and economics in this fast-paced, thoroughly convincing account of America's failed leadership role in the international political economy of the last 6 decades.

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Madarice as Breeding Grounds for Terror

by ChloeAudrina (WorldCat user published 2018-11-14) Excellent Permalink

Madrasa is simply the Arabic word for school, but after 9/11 madarice have designated as breeding centers for Islamic terrorists. Maszka, who was the Director of International Relations at a university in Central Asia, states that for the first few...
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Black Hawk Down

by BeverlyBejovich (WorldCat user published 2018-11-15) Excellent Permalink

The author investigates the tragic Black Hawk Down incident and reveals a very different reality than the public at large has been led to believe. Although UNITAF (also called Operation Restore Hope) received a UN mandate to establish a safe zone for humanitarian intervention,...
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Non-State Solution

by DKSchram (WorldCat user published 2018-10-08) Very Good Permalink

The only criticism I have of this book is that Professor Maszka waited until Chapter 11 to make his most valuable contribution of all: the suggestion that rather than a one-state or two-state solution, the highly contested real estate in Israel/Palestine be made into a preserve. A non-state solution...
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Surprising

by JasmineJacobson (WorldCat user published 2018-09-23) Very Good Permalink

This is the most surprising book I've ever read. I was in tears half way through the first chapter, and then giggling all through the second half. Yet, this in no way diminishes the author's scholarly credentials...
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