Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
One of the world’s foremost authorities in terrorism and conflict analysisis. He is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development (IPRD) in London, and an Associate Tutor in the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, Brighton. He is the bestselling author of The War on Freedom: How & Why America was Attacked: September 11, 2001, 2002, one of the first books to critique the official narrative of 9/11 which won him the Naples Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award, in 2003.
At the end of the Cold War, a scandal rattled universities in the United States: renowned teachers and research laboratories were secretly funded by the Pentagon. On one hand, their expert opinions were tainted and, on the other, their research was oriented towards military applications. This era is back: the Pentagon is now the leading sponsor of social sciences in the United States. It seeks primarily to understand how citizens become involved in a political movement in order to manipulate and control it.
The myth that Islamic fundamentalist militants are the enemies of Israel and Western governments no longer needs debunking. In his latest work, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed provides a concise summary of the deep politics of the ’War on Terror’ spanning several decades and continents. Articulated around an intricate network of chilling complicity between Western intelligence agencies and Islamist extremism, the shadowy ’War on Terror’ is designed to disrupt and destabilize regions of geostrategic value for penetration and control by Western powers.
In the second part of his study Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed offers a behind-the-scenes account of the 1991 Gulf War revealing that, contrary to conventional opinion, there exists considerable evidence to indicate that the Gulf War had not only been anticipated by the United States, but fell well within its political, strategic and economic interests. A variety of factors support the conclusion that Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait was deliberately engineered by the U.S. to contrive a new enemy as a pretext for war, serving to establish a permanent military presence in the Middle East and achieving vast geopolitical power into the next century through the control of its oil resources.
From one of the world’s foremost authorities in terrorism and conflict analysis, this masterful study - published by Voltaire Network in two parts - dissects the structure of Western policy in the Middle East. Based on an historical perspective of the Iran and Iraq cases, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed provides the key to properly understanding the matrix of the Middle East power game, and flags the policies and methods which continue to fuel events in the region to this day. This first part analyzes the history leading up to the 1991 Gulf War, the circumstances of which will be considered in greater detail in the second part.
Setting the U.S. Trap for Saddam Hussein (Part 2)
The Historical & Strategic Context of Western Terrorism in The Gulf (Part 1)