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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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Madarice as Breeding Grounds for Terror

by ChloeAudrina (WorldCat user published about a month ago) 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

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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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The War of "Us Versus Them"

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Maszka speaks truth to power and pulls no punches in his war against stupidity. "Terrorism is just the latest and greatest enemy in the ongoing war of us vs. them―which...
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Epic Treatise on Terrorism!

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In this epic treatise on terrorism, Maszka shares a number of first-hand experiences: the 2003 suicide bombing of a military base in Riyadh, an interview with IRA member Richard Behal, his undercover ethnographic...
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Media-Terrorism Industrial Complex

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In this excellent exposé, Maszka lambasts the media for distorting the facts and making the threat of Islamic extremism appear to be much more serious than it actually is. Comparing shark attacks to Islamic extremism, Maszka points out that in New York alone people are bitten...
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