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The management of savagery : how America's national security state fueled the rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump / Max Blumenthal.

Author/Creator:
Blumenthal, Max, 1977- author.
Publication:
London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
392 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Qaida (Organization)
IS (Organization)
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Trump, Donald, 1946-
IS (Organization)
Qaida (Organization)
United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Imperialism.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
National security -- United States.
Diplomatic relations.
Imperialism.
National security.
Politics and government.
Middle East.
United States.
Summary:
THE MANAGEMENT OF SAVAGERY excavates the real story behind America's dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of America's imperial designs of a national security state. Washington's secret funding of the Mujahedin provoked the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. With guns and money, the United States has ever since sustained the extremists, including Osama Bin Laden, who have become its enemies. The Pentagon's willingness to make alliances abroad have seen the war coming home with inevitable consequences: by funding, training, and arming jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya since the Cold War and waging wars of regime change and interventions that gave birth to the Islamic State. These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable at home, to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. The inevitable conclusion of the Neo Con Imperialism is the rise of the Trump presidency. Trump's dealings in the Middle East are likely only to exacerbate the situation.
Contents:
Introduction : the unstable state
The Afghan trap
At the dawn of the forever war
Waves flanked by arrogance
In for the rudest of awakenings
The counter jihad
The next dirty war
Until we meet in Damascus
Regions of savagery
Collateral damage, indirect benefits
Attacking our team
Pawns in the game
Extinction of the grayzone.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781788732291
1788732294
9781788732284
9781788732277
9781788737432
1788737431
OCLC:
1080080894
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