Britain’s Secret Wars: How and why the United Kingdom sponsors conflict around the world

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, Dec 3, 2018 - Political Science - 240 pages
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In a devastating analysis, T. J. Coles reveals the true extent of Britain’s covert foreign policy that supports war, conflict and oppression around the world. Unbeknownst to the broad population, the Shadow State sponsors a ‘new world order’ that allies Britain with America’s quest for global power – what the Pentagon calls ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’. Coles documents how British operatives have interfered in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran and Yemen with the aim of deposing unwanted regimes. In doing so, they have helped create extensive terrorist networks across the Middle East, reviving previously-failing Jihadist groups such as ISIL, which has now transformed into an international terror franchise.

In addition to waging clandestine wars in the Middle East, the secret services have used the military to run drugs by proxy in Colombia, train death squads in Bangladesh and support instability in Ukraine, where NATO’s strategic encroachment on Russia is drawing the world closer to terminal nuclear confrontation. Coles unearths Britain’s involvement in the recent ethnic cleansing of Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan government, the invasion of Somalia by Somali and Ethiopian warlords, and Indonesia’s atrocities in Papua. He also exposes the extensive use of drones for murder and intimidation across the Middle East and elsewhere.

Britain’s Secret Wars is essential reading for anyone who wants to dig beneath the surface of current events. This expanded edition features a new Preface.

 

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Contents

Introduction
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THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
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Syria Illegal but necessary Libya Orchestrated unrest Iraq A momentary twinge of concern Iran Its all about petrol prices Yemen Put the f...
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Papua Starve the bastards out 11 Somalia Now Im a real killer 12 Bangladesh Survival of the fittest Conclusion
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Peaceniks terrorist sympathisers Notes
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AND BEYOND 7 Ukraine We saw this one coming 8 Sri Lanka Shining a light 9 Colombia The best business environment
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T. J. COLES is a postdoctoral researcher at Plymouth University’s Cognition Institute, working on issues relating to blindness and visual impairment. His thesis, The Knotweed Factor, can be read online. A columnist with AxisOfLogic.com, Coles has written about human rights and politics for a number of publications, including CounterPunch, Newsweek, New Statesman and Truth-out. His books include Manufacturing Terrorism, Fire and Fury, President Trump, Inc., and The Great Brexit Swindle.

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