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Infernal Triangle : Conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and The Levant - Eyewitness reports from the September 11 decade - Paul McGeough

Infernal Triangle

Conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and The Levant - Eyewitness reports from the September 11 decade

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It's been ten years since Al-Qaeda demolished the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001. One of the most pivotal events in the last fifty years, it was a dramatic moment in which, having previously vanquished the threat of Russian Communism, the USA discovered that it had a new enemy to confront - Islamic extremism. And so began the September 11 decade. Paul McGeough was in the streets of Manhattan on that fateful day in September 2001. No journalist has monitored more closely the fallout from those destructive minutes - for Afghanistan, for Iraq and for the never-ending conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in The Levant. Together, these three locations are the Infernal Triangle, from which America has been unable to extricate itself. McGeough has enjoyed access to all the main players in these unfolding events. But, more than that, he has been prepared to observe at close quarters both the fighters and the citizens involved, recording their hopes and fears, their triumphs and tragedies. He has been present at the death of colleagues; he joined the historic 'Peace Flotilla' that attempted to bring supplies to Gaza...Through his vivid and eloquent journalism, we gain new insights into some of the most critical events of the last decade.

Machine generated contents note: Afghanistan -- The Future for Afghanistan's Women -- Dust to Dust -- Seeds of Destruction -- Nation-Building at Gunpoint -- The Seven-Year Stitch -- A Woman's Lot -- Whisker From Oblivion -- Doing the Bidding of Organised Crime -- The Road to Perdition -- New Road Paved with Promises and Projects -- Afghan Insurgency Given New Life by Their Enemies -- Iraq -- The Devils They Knew -- Baghdad Without a Map -- The Men Who Rule Iraq -- The Blood Koran -- The Bush Doctrine Turned on Its Head -- The Making of a Monster -- Seduction of an Unwitting Suicide Bomber -- The Unknown Zarqawi Legacy -- The Judas Kiss -- Mission Failed -- Iraqi Justice -- Three Into One Proves an Odd Fit -- The Oil Gusher -- The Levant -- The Matza Bomb -- Guided Missiles -- Marked Men -- Deep in the Heart of Lebanon -- Waves of Despair -- On the Verge of Civil War -- The Man Who Wouldn't Die -- The Free Gaza Flotilla -- Controlling the Narrative in Israel and Palestine.

ISBN: 9781742693804
ISBN-10: 1742693806
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 26th May 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin