By Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers is likely one of the world's best protection specialists. because the eleven September assaults, he has been a standard visitor on television information channels all through the United States and Britain, the place he has provided professional recommendation at the genuine implications of Sep 11 and Bush's 'war on terror'. His articles in newspapers world wide, and within the net magazine Open Democracy, became crucial analyzing for lots of hundreds of thousands of individuals, together with govt officers, senior army, heads of UN companies, opinion formers, reporters and peace activists. The battle on Terror is Paul Roger's radical evaluate of Bush's new coverage, how it has affected international safety and the grave implications that it holds for destiny peace, not just within the center East yet through the international. relocating from the conflict in Afghanistan and its aftermath to the Israeli/Palestinian clash, the ongoing improvement of al-Qaida and its affiliates via to the warfare on Iraq, Rogers provides a uniquely cogent research of those quick and disturbing events.In an international within which the united states and different states of the Atlantic neighborhood are more and more talking a unique language to that of nearly all of the realm, Paul Rogers deals an important severe overview of the language of dominance and regulate as 'the New American Century' unfolds.For the united states, specifically, the post-9/11 global is one during which it's necessary to preserve company regulate of foreign safety, extending to pre-emptive army motion. during this e-book, Rogers demonstrates how futile, fallacious and deeply counter-productive that trust is, and issues easy methods to better routes to a extra simply and safe international.
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US influence extended Once again, some other indicators, largely missed by the media, are of interest. The first is that, according to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the United States has established a temporary air base in Bulgaria, the first time that foreign troops have been stationed there since Soviet troops left in 1946. Six tanker aircraft will operate from Burgas Air Force Base in eastern Bulgaria for the duration of operations against Afghanistan, but this could establish an interesting precedent for operations in South-east Europe and South-west Asia, not least as a potential staging post for operations against Iraq.
Arafat’s position is increasingly weakened, both by the Israelis and by the further radicalisation of Palestinian opinion in the face of what, from their perception, is seen as continued Israeli repression backed by the United States. In many respects, the occupied territories have been turned into huge open prisons for close to 2 million people, with little scope for movement even between towns and cities within the territories. Even so, most Israelis still feel deeply insecure and are ready to accept the Sharon government’s characterisation of Arafat as the promoter of terrorism.
It is for this reason, especially, that the Sharon administration has been taking such hard action against Palestinians in general and Arafat’s people in particular. It is, in effect, being supported by the United States, but the end result will be a further pronounced radicalisation of young Palestinians and a view, through much of the Arab world, that the United States and Israel are together engaged in an anti-Arab campaign in the guise of a war on terror. Whether or not Rogers 01 intro 44 20/10/03 9:19 Page 44 A WAR ON TERROR you accept such a view, that is the perception, and it is increasingly widespread in the region.
A War On Terror: Afghanistan and After by Paul Rogers