Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is a human rights activist and political analyst specializing in the study of conflicts. The Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development, he is the author of a variety of reports on human rights practices, as well as the best-selling book, The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001, published in English, German and Italian. Ahmed's work on the conflict in Afghanistan is a recommended resource in leading universities including Harvard and California State, and he was recently named a Global Expert on War, Peace and International Affairs by the Freedom Network of the Henry Hazlitt Foundation in Chicago. Ahmed appears regularly on radio shows in the US as an expert on US foreign policy
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5,0 su 5 stelle... causes of "terrorism" and the rise of extremists groups like al Qaeda after the war on Iraq
DaDimitriusil 23 novembre 2015 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
A-MUST-READ for for anyone 'interested in understanding the actual underlying causes of "terrorism" and the rise of extremist groups like al Qaeda after the war on Iraq. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is a fantastic journalist and a meticulous researcher.
DaKarun Mukherjiil 13 agosto 2004 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Author gives an excellent account of run up of events leading up to the Anglo-American assault on Iraq.Author's arguments unassailable based on irrefutable logic.
Economic considerations prompted US UK to invade Iraq.Of late US has become vulnerable to energy shocks with domestic production unable to cope with increasing demand.This has led to occasional blackouts in places like California.Prior to Iraq war America's oil inventories fell to the lowest level since 1975 with the country on the verge of drawing oil from 'Strategic Petroluem Reserve'
Iraq under Saddam Hussein was becoming what author says a ' swing producer'.In other words he was turning oil tap on and off whenever Baghdad felt that such a policy was suiting its interests.Hussein even contemplated removing Iraqi oil from the market for extended periods of time which would have sent crude oil prices soaring.
Besides Hussein began to challenge US monoply on oil trade.We all know oil trade is transacted in dollars.Hussein switched the trade to Euros.As a result dollar's value diminished by 17 percent.Were other oil-producing countries like Nigeria, Iran Venezuela to follow suit dollar's value would erode.Hussein's measures , in short, threatned America's economic , military pre-eminence.So he was ousted replaced by pro western stooge subservient Illad Allawi.
Bush- Blair team went to absurd lengths to justify invasion of Iraq.Intelligence on Iraq's WMD capability was cooked up distorted ,exaggerated to bolster case for war .Blair even had the gumption to claim that Iraq had lethal weapons which could be activated in 45 mts and was poised to strike British bases in Cyprus.An argument that sound ridiculous because we know from inde sources between a period from 1992-98 98 percent of Iraq WMD was destroyed along with infrastructure to make those weapons. Bush-Blair team ,I feel ,deliberately mislead their people to make a case for war.
Fact goes that Iraq could be invaded easily because it did not have weapons to defend herself.Britain US saw to it Iraq was fully disarmed begore unleashing their armies.In this they were helped by UN Security council which did the dirty work of disarming Iraq.It looks from this train of events that ' right to self-defence ' belongs to few coutries in the west.This a a covert form of racism.Be that may, US UK have taught coutries like N Korea ,Syria, Iran an ugly lesson better arm yourself with nuclear weapons if you want ot deter possible future hostile action.
What US UK want unfettered, unrestrained access to oil of resource-rich Middle East.What they fear most is indigenous nationalsm. Controlling the region by force is nothing but fascism and will not sove problems plaguing the region.It will breed resentment leading to vicious form of 'blowback'a term used by prominent American academic Chalmers Johnson.This term isused to denote negative inevitable consequences stemming from American imperial policies.
Author says it is possible to make western world immune to oilshocks.This can be done by exploring alternative sources of energy and changing fuel consumption patterns of people.
Book contains intersting facts pertaining to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait,anthrax scare in US which many in the west may find hard to digest . Truth sometimes is unpalatable.
5,0 su 5 stelleAll information in one single place
DaKaleemil 5 gennaio 2007 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
I have read news from different sources and this book doesnt bring anything to me but for a regular casual american this book would be an eye opener. If you had not opened your mind+eye and not followed news from the past 5-6 years, dont worry this book is a total collection of all of them in one single place.Also wanted to write my opinion, I agree that the western nations have been greedy from the beginning and exploited the eastern nations again and again. Now the biggest resource they are after is energy, and they would do anything to maintain their control over it. Its sad that these countries who call themselves civilized and christian are the same hypocrates who would kill at will, eat all the wealth, and enjoy at the expenses of other fellow mankind who they consider to be sub-human. But I think in the current situation the blame goes entirely to the arabs. All other countries have got independence, and kicked out the colonizers but the arabs have failed to do so to this day. Reason is their own mentality, they fight among selves and produce the stooges that western nations can easily use to exploit these arab lands. Always one or another guy would step up to be the subservient stooge. Because the arabs continue to be divided and look down upon others because they belong to some other tribe. If they can produce real leaders, and arab people open their eyes and especially their minds they wouldnt be so miserable today.It is so easy for the colonial powers to make them fight amongst each other and conquer. There will be always one guy who would be so selfish for his own tribe or community that he will be ready to kill other people in his own country because they are from a different tribe. One reviewer correctly put it, its the spirit of nationalism. Arabs lack it and thats the advantage of the western powers. People can oppress you ONLY if you allow them to.
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