Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329611 Published March 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa

Jeremy Keenan

The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa

Jeremy Keenan

Distributed for Pluto Press

352 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745329611 Published March 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745329628 Published March 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Now, in The Dying Sahara, he reveals how the designation of the region as a ‘Terror Zone’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of innocent people.

Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes - cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ - provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali. Further, he argues that US activity has unleashed a new, narco-trafficking branch of Al-Qaeda.

Keenan's chillingly detailed research shows that the US and its new combatant African command (AFRICOM) have created instability in a region the size of western Europe.

Contents

1. P2OG: A Long History of False-Flag Terrorism
2. The US Invasion of the Sahara-Sahel
3. Repression and Terrorism Rents
4. Footing the Bill. Did the World Bank Fund State Terrorism?
5. Putting the GWOT Back on Track
6. New Tuareg Rebellions
7. Uranium Goes Critical: Why the Tuareg Took Up Arms
8. The Fifth Anniversary of 2003: Another Kidnap
9. The Creation of AFRICOM
10. The Future Ground Zero
11. Perfidious Albion: the Murder of Edwin Dyer
12. Drugs and the Threat of Western Intervention
13. Al Qaeda in the West for the West
14. ‘Washing the Mountain’. Desert Borders, Corruption and the DRS
15. Sarkozy Declares War on Al Qaeda
16. Opening the Gates of Hell
17. The Past Catches Up: Pressures on Algeria
18. The ‘Arab Spring’ and Gaddafi Intervene
19. War crime?
20. Preparing for the ‘Long War’
Notes
Index

Review Quotes
Journal of Islamic Studies
“There is much in Keenan’s analysis that is compelling and persuasive. The writing is excellent and Keenan knows the region and its people extremely well.”
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