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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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First Recorded Act of Terrorism

by RSebastianWhittaker (WorldCat user published about 2 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

Every book and article on terrorism traces the first acts of terrorism back to the Jewish zealots or the Thuggees in India, and they do this ad nauseum.  However, no terrorism scholar has ever before pointed to Satan's temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden as the first recorded act of Terrorism....
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Uncompromising!

by JoelBaxter (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

Maszka shines as both political historian and strategist in this ambitious interdisciplinary endeavor. Delving deep into the inner circle of the powerful and the elite, he exposes the soft underbelly of the Washington machine. The analysis is balanced yet uncompromising, and the scope of this text...
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It's Not "All About Oil"

by DanielWheeler (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

Despite the claim that the war on terror is a war for resources, the author does not fall back on the naive assumption that it's all about oil. To the contrary, Maszka's analysis of the actual role that oil played in the decision to invade Iraq is exceptionally well-researched and documented. Pointing...
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Non-State Solution

by DKSchram (WorldCat user published about 2 weeks ago) 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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Exceptional

by JakobReinke (WorldCat user published about a month ago) Excellent Permalink

Washington's Dark Secret is the most extraordinary new title in Terrorism Studies to come out in years. The author traces a variety of concepts (such...
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