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    Manufacturing Terrorism: When Governments Use Fear to Justify Foreign Wars and Control Society

    £14.99
    A study of how governments use terrorism to create fear, justify foreign wars and control society.
    ISBN: 9781905570973
    AuthorT. J. Coles
    Pub Date07/12/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages222
    Availability: In Stock

    What if your own government deliberately creates terrorists? What if their short-term aims - deposing regimes that no longer serve Western interests, justifying invasions of sovereign nations, and expanding the security state at home - have long-term consequences for us all? What if most of the horrific bombings, stabbings and vehicle attacks of recent years are connected - indirectly and sometimes directly - to British, French and American intelligence? These and other hard-hitting questions are posed by T. J. Coles in this disturbing survey of secret political manoeuvrings and covert manipulation. Welcome to the world of manufactured terrorism...

    Backed by a wealth of documentation, including court records, parliamentary inquiries and little-known but official publications, the author exposes the role of the deep state in brutal acts of terror. Exploring Operation Gladio, Northern Irish terror and, predominantly, Islamic jihad, he argues that intelligence agencies, the military and governments employ six key methods to manufacture terrorism:

    1/ Blowback: attacking other countries and provoking violent responses.
    2/ Proxies: creating terrorists (including al-Qaeda) and using them against enemies.
    3/ Provocateurs: provoking individuals from minorities into committing terrorist acts.
    4/ Green-lighting: allowing terrorists to commit attacks in order to justify specific policies.
    5/ False-flags: committing terrorism and blaming it on designated enemies.
    6/ Simulations: holding drills and exercises as covers for apparent terrorist acts.

    Contrary to claims that terrorism is caused by people who simply `hate our way of life' - and in contrast to the simplistic narrative of conspiracy websites and talk-shows - Coles argues that each case of terrorism needs to be evaluated separately. Manufacturing Terrorism presents a complex picture that distinguishes between cases of blowback, proxies, false-flags, simulations, etc. It offers an indispensable briefing to help readers make sense of our chaotic and dangerous world.

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    What if your own government deliberately creates terrorists? What if their short-term aims - deposing regimes that no longer serve Western interests, justifying invasions of sovereign nations, and expanding the security state at home - have long-term consequences for us all? What if most of the horrific bombings, stabbings and vehicle attacks of recent years are connected - indirectly and sometimes directly - to British, French and American intelligence? These and other hard-hitting questions are posed by T. J. Coles in this disturbing survey of secret political manoeuvrings and covert manipulation. Welcome to the world of manufactured terrorism...

    Backed by a wealth of documentation, including court records, parliamentary inquiries and little-known but official publications, the author exposes the role of the deep state in brutal acts of terror. Exploring Operation Gladio, Northern Irish terror and, predominantly, Islamic jihad, he argues that intelligence agencies, the military and governments employ six key methods to manufacture terrorism:

    1/ Blowback: attacking other countries and provoking violent responses.
    2/ Proxies: creating terrorists (including al-Qaeda) and using them against enemies.
    3/ Provocateurs: provoking individuals from minorities into committing terrorist acts.
    4/ Green-lighting: allowing terrorists to commit attacks in order to justify specific policies.
    5/ False-flags: committing terrorism and blaming it on designated enemies.
    6/ Simulations: holding drills and exercises as covers for apparent terrorist acts.

    Contrary to claims that terrorism is caused by people who simply `hate our way of life' - and in contrast to the simplistic narrative of conspiracy websites and talk-shows - Coles argues that each case of terrorism needs to be evaluated separately. Manufacturing Terrorism presents a complex picture that distinguishes between cases of blowback, proxies, false-flags, simulations, etc. It offers an indispensable briefing to help readers make sense of our chaotic and dangerous world.

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