Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism

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9780745313283: Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism

'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said

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John K. Cooley is a correspondent for ABC News and has written widely on the Middle East and North Africa. In 1996 he received the coveted George Polk Memorial Award from Long Island University for a †distinguished career achievement in international reportage’ for more than 40 years of reporting and living in the Middle East and North Africa. He is the author of five other books on the Middle East, including Payback: America’s Long War in the Middle East (1991) and Libyan Sandstorm: Qaddafi’s Revolution (1981).

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Cooley, an ABC correspondent who has spent many years in the Middle East, calls his book a "narration," and indeed it reads more like a conversation than a traditional book. He focuses on the numerous riots, uprisings, and terrorist acts in the Arabic-speaking parts of the Middle East over the last two decades, which began when freedom fighters in Afghanistan returned to their home countries after the Afghan war. Cooley carries such ties even to the World Trade Center and Kenyan and Tanzanian embassy bombings. Since the CIA (and others) funded the fighters in Afghanistan, we are reaping a strange harvest for our efforts. Although there are minor factual errors and some of the movements may have fewer ties to Afghanistan than Cooley implies in his more sweeping statements, this provocative book certainly will provide insight into many events in the Middle East for the general reader.ADonald Johnson, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Minneapolis
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