Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam
In Secret Affairs, Mark Curtis shows how Britain has helped create the Islamic terrorism that now threatens us. Exploring how the bombings of 7/7 can be traced back to groups and individuals trained and supported by Britain, Curtis draws on formerly classified government files to unravel a long history of the British government's secret collusion with and direct involvement in Islamic terrorism, from 1945 to the present day. From the overthrow of Iran's popular government during the 1950s and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, to Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia's ruthless internal oppression, Secret Affairs shows Britain's hidden hand in the rise of global terrorism. At a time when British forces are being sent to wage war in Afghanistan in increasing numbers, Mark Curtis' book shows how the seeds of today's lose-lose situation were sown a long time ago in a hidden politics as ineffective as it was immoral.
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Review: Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical IslamUser Review - Cliff Garner - Goodreads
This is a well-researched and well-documented account of British foreign policy and its connections to groups of the likes of al-Qaida. It is only regrettable that he did not make it a longer work and ... Read full review
Review: Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical IslamUser Review - iain meek - Goodreads
Fascinating exploration of the unintended consequences of working on the basis of my-enemy's enemies are my friends. Britain appears to have been merrily backing fundamentalist Islam against the Soviets for years and now has a serious problem with well armed and trained jihadists. Read full review