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Title Visas for Al Qaeda : CIA handouts that rocked the world : an insider's view / J. Michael Springmann.
Author Springmann, J. Michael.
Publication Washington, DC : Daena Publications, [2014]
Description xviii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 327.73017 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-253) and index.
Summary "Thousands of American soldiers and civil servants have lost their lives in the War on Terror. Innocent citizens of many nations, including Americans killed on 9/11, have also paid the ultimate price. While the US government claims to stand against terror, this same government refuses to acknowledge its role in creating what has become a deadly international quagmire. Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World sets the record straight by laying the blame on high-ranking US government officials. During the 1980s, the CIA recruited and trained Muslim operatives to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Later, the CIA would move those operatives from Afghanistan to the Balkans, and then to Iraq, Libya, and Syria, traveling on illegal US visas. These US-backed and trained fighters would morph into an organization that is synonymous with jihadist terrorism: al-Qaeda. J. Michael Springmann, a former US diplomat, names individuals and organizations that deny culpability. He analyzes the effects of a nebulous war on the US economy and infrastructure. After thirteen bloody years, Springmann exposes hypocrisy and deceit wrapped in a sullied flag of patriotism and honor."--Amazon.com.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
United States -- Relations -- Arab countries -- History.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Arab countries -- Relations -- United States -- History.
Espionage -- United States.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
United States. National Security Agency.
Qaida (Organization)
Terrorism.
Qaida (Organization) (OCoLC)fst00763708
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. (OCoLC)fst00536259
United States. National Security Agency. (OCoLC)fst00529218
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Espionage. (OCoLC)fst00915379
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Arab countries. (OCoLC)fst01240128
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780990926207 (pbk.) :
0990926206 (pbk.)

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