Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745324524 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745324531 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Dark Sahara: America's War on Terror in Africa

Jeremy Keenan

The Dark Sahara: America's War on Terror in Africa

Jeremy Keenan

Distributed for Pluto Press

296 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745324524 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745324531 Published July 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The US is keen to build a substantial military presence in Africa, citing the need to combat the growth of Al-Qaeda in Somalia, Algeria and other countries on the continent. This book reveals the secret US agenda behind the 'war on terror' in Africa and the shocking methods used to perpetuate the myth that the region is a hot-bed of Islamic terrorism.

Africa expert Jeremy Keenan points to overwhelming evidence suggesting that, from 2003, the Bush administration and Algerian government were responsible for hostage takings blamed on Islamic militants. This created a permissive public attitude, allowing the US to establish military bases in the region and pursue multiple imperial objectives in the name of security.

The shocking revelations in this book seriously undermine the mainstream view of Africa as a legitimate 'second front' in the 'war on terror'.

Contents

Introduction
The Dossier
Missing
1 The Sahara's Bermuda Triangle
2 Reconstructing Tora Bora
3 'Whodunit'
4 Grounds for suspicion in the Algerian Sahara
5 Grounds for suspicion in the Sahel
6 Who was El Para?
7 Oil and Empire
8 Algeria's black decade
9 Islamists and Eradicators: Algeria's 'Dirty War'
10 The Banana theory of terrorism
11 Preparing the disinformation
12 The nature of US intelligence
13 'Blowback' and resistance
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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