State Terrorism and the United States Counterinsurgency and the War on Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0932863396
ISBN-13: 9780932863393
Edition: 2004
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Clarity Press, Inc.
Publication date: 2/25/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 100
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introductionp. 11
Terrorism Strikes Homep. 11
Defining Terrorism: Problems and Perspectivesp. 12
The Post 9-11 Rush to Pin the Terrorist Labelp. 13
A Definition of Terrorismp. 14
Monitoring Terrorismp. 15
The Contents of This Bookp. 16
The Central Questions of This Researchp. 18
A "Practical" Reason for Examining the Charge Against Washingtonp. 19
Assigning Guilt for the Support of Terrorismp. 20
State Terrorism and Silence: Hamburgp. 20
The School of the Americas and Terror in El Salvadorp. 22
The School of the Americasp. 22
El Salvador: The Seminal Revolt and Massacrep. 26
Washington Teaches and Underwrites Counterinsurgencyp. 28
Counterinsurgency Ideologyp. 29
Counterinsurgency Manuals Prescribe the Use of Terrorismp. 30
Counterinsurgency Operationalized in El Salvadorp. 30
The Un Truth Commission on El Saladorp. 32
The Reception of the UN Reportp. 32
The Organization of the Truth Commissionp. 34
Truth Commission Findings: Government Terrorism and Repression, Not Guerrilla Warfarep. 35
Death Squadsp. 36
The Rape and Killing of Nunsp. 38
The Aftermathp. 40
Rewards and Punishmentsp. 40
Conclusionp. 41
Guatemala: A Country Incommunicadop. 43
Why Guatemala?p. 43
Assigning Blame for Violence in Guatemalap. 45
The Silence of the Terrorizedp. 47
Counterinsurgency Trainingp. 48
Targeting Women and Childrenp. 48
Training for Terror and Massacresp. 52
Learning the Step of Deathp. 53
The Report of the Archdiocese of Guatemala Cityp. 53
The Charge of Genocidep. 57
The Intent to Commit Genocidep. 58
The Key Role of the Army and Intelligence Agenciesp. 60
Washington's Complicityp. 61
The Aftermathp. 63
A Bishop Is Beaten to Deathp. 63
An Ongoing Atmosphere of Impunityp. 64
Chile: The Forgotten Past is Full of Memoryp. 67
Why Chile?p. 67
Denying Social Change Through Electoral Processesp. 68
CIA Efforts to Prevent Allende Taking Officep. 68
Making the Chilean Economy "Scream"p. 69
Strengthening the Chilean Militaryp. 70
The Coup of September 11, 1973p. 71
The Pinochet Regimep. 71
The Chilean National Commission on Truth and Reconciliationp. 72
The Victims of the Repressionp. 73
Intelligence Agencies, the Counterinsurgency Doctrine, and Torturep. 76
The National Intelligence Directorate (DINA)p. 76
Evaluating the Extent of Washington's Complicityp. 78
Counterinsurgency Doctrinep. 79
CNI, The Successor to DINAp. 80
Terror and Torture by the Pinochet Regimep. 81
Internal Support for the Dictatorshipp. 83
Washington's Reaction to State Terrorism in Chilep. 85
The Aftermathp. 90
The General Visits, Shops, Has an Operation, Is Charged With Murder, Then Returns Homep. 90
Conclusionp. 91
Argentina's Dirty Warp. 93
Another Coup Waging Law and Orderp. 93
Nunca Mas: Report of the Argentine Commission on the Disappearedp. 94
Organization of the Commissionp. 94
Argentinian State Terrorismp. 96
The Victimsp. 96
Class Warp. 98
The Churchp. 98
The Systematic Sowing of Terrorp. 99
How Impunity Functionsp. 99
The Government Tortures and Disappears Its Victimsp. 100
Washington's Support for State Terrorism in Argentinap. 102
Aid Replacement and Increased Tradep. 102
Military Supportp. 103
Teaching Them "How We Think"p. 104
Diplomatic Supportp. 105
The Aftermathp. 106
The Theory of the Two Devilsp. 106
Some Closing Remarks for the Chapterp. 107
South Africa, Apartheid, and Terrorp. 109
Apartheidp. 109
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reportp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Gross Human Rights Violations: Pretoria and the Inkathap. 113
Gross Human Rights Violations: the ANC and PACp. 117
The Guilt of Civil Societyp. 119
Applying Terrorp. 120
Killingsp. 120
Detention Without Trialp. 121
Torturep. 122
Washington's Policy Toward South Africap. 125
Introductionp. 125
From Truman to Carterp. 126
Reagan and Botha: "From Repression to Criminal Activity"p. 131
The Impact of Pretoria's Total Strategy on Neighboring Countriesp. 136
Washington, South Africa and Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 142
Chemical and Bacteriological Weaponsp. 142
Nuclear Weaponsp. 142
Brief Comments on the Chapterp. 144
Indonesia: Three Series of Massacresp. 145
The Anti-Communist Massacres: Indonesiap. 145
The PKI: An Historic U.S. Obsessionp. 145
A Political Party Falls Victim to Massacresp. 148
Welcoming the Suharto Regimep. 150
The First East Timor Massacresp. 152
The Santa Cruz Massacrep. 155
Some Conclusionsp. 158
The Second East Timor Massacresp. 158
Conclusionp. 161
The Root Doctrine and Some Notorious Instances of U.S. Support for Dictatorsp. 162
The Root Doctrinep. 162
Nicaragua, The Somozas, and The Sandanistas: From Coolidge to Bush, Sr.p. 165
The Congo: From Kennedy to Bush, Sr.p. 168
The Khmer Rouge: From Carter to Bush, Sr.p. 169
Conclusionp. 171
The Roots of the War on Terrorism: Washington's Policies in the Middle Eastp. 172
Washington Installs and Supports the Shah of Iranp. 172
Saddam Hussein, 1979-1990: "Our S.O.B."p. 174
The First Persian Gulf Warp. 175
WMD for Use Against Iran and the Kurdsp. 177
The Second Persian Gulf War: Washington Turns on Saddamp. 179
Washington's Complicity in Israeli State Terrorismp. 181
The Partition of Palestinep. 181
The Ethnic Cleansing of the Palestiniansp. 182
The Fate of the Palestiniansp. 182
Violations of the Rights of the Palestiniansp. 183
The Israeli Nuclear Bombp. 185
Washington's Support for Israelp. 186
The "Peace Process"p. 186
The Road Mapp. 188
Conclusionp. 189
The War on Terrorismp. 190
The Nature of the War on Terrorismp. 190
The Bush Administration Projects a Dangerous New Worldp. 190
Upgrading U.S. War-making Capacityp. 191
Afghanistan: No end in Sightp. 193
The Guantanamo Bay Prisoners: A Public Assault on the Rights of Detaineesp. 197
Pakistan and Terrorismp. 198
Uzbekistanp. 199
An Afghan Warlordp. 199
The Treatment of Arab and Muslim Immigrants in the U.S.p. 200
The Third Persian Gulf Warp. 201
Congress Approves Preemption, the UN Declinesp. 201
Protest by the Public and by International Lawyersp. 202
International Lawyersp. 202
Religious and Ethical Oppositionp. 203
World Public Opinion and the Warp. 205
Operation Iraqi Freedomp. 206
In Search of Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 207
Postwar Plans: Postwar Chaosp. 208
Domestic Casualties of War: State and Local Governmentp. 211
Counterterrorism: The Root Doctrine Gets a Face-Liftp. 212
Russia and the Chechensp. 212
Algeria and the Islamic Salvation Frontp. 213
Colombiap. 214
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 216
The Major Findings of the Studyp. 216
Washington as the Supplier of Arms to the World and Aid to the Violators of Human Rightsp. 219
Quantifying the Relation of Military Aid to Human Rights Violationsp. 220
Washington's Policy Toward the International Criminal Courtp. 222
In Search of an Appropriate Response to Terrorismp. 225
Preemption and Counter-Proliferation: The Open Espousal of Aggressionp. 227
A Truth Commission for Washingtonp. 230
Endnotesp. 232
Indexp. 250
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