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by Jeremy Keenan

ISBN: 0745329616
ISBN13: 978-0745329611
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press (March 14, 2013)
Pages: 352
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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The Dying Sahara: US Impe. has been added to your Cart. Dying Sahara doesn’t say it outright, but a lot of the blame falls on the army. In Africa (as in most of the developing nations) the officers are pampered playboys, and the soldiers are underpaid peasants.

The Dying Sahara: US Impe. Everyone’s making money through bribes or looting, and the soldiers aren’t motivated to meet the enemy head-on. Niger’s army has one officer who went to a US military school, but that’s it.

The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa. Keenan spends the majority of this book dissecting the events of 21 Feb - 11 April 2003 when 32 European tourists went missing in Southern Algeria. Half of them were released early and the other half were released after a still very puzzling trek to Mali and through closed door negotiations and contradictory finger-pointing all around. Washington's expansion of the War on Terror to the African continent substantiated claims that the . This book chronicles the effect of this warmongering and the creation of a self-fulfilling prophecy of terror and instability in the Sahara.

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The Dying Sahara book. In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror

The Dying Sahara book. In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Now, in The Dying Sahara, he reveals how the designation of the region as a ‘Terror Zone’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of innocent people.

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes - cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ - provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali.

The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa, Pluto Press, 2012. Report on In Amenas - Inquest Cover-up and Western Involvement in Algerian State Crimes", International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), 2016. Professor Jeremy Keenan, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, retrieved on 14 April 2012.

Jeremy Keenan, The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa (Pluto Press 2013), xxv, 326pp. In January 2012, the Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA) began a rebellion against the government of Mali, with the aim of establishing an independent state for the Tuareg people in the north of the country. Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes – cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ – provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali.

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Now, in The Dying Sahara, he reveals how the designation of the region as a ‘Terror Zone’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of innocent people.Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes - cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ - provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali. Further, he argues that US activity has unleashed a new, narco-trafficking branch of Al-Qaeda.Keenan's chillingly detailed research shows that the US and its new combatant African command (AFRICOM) have created instability in a region the size of western Europe.

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Delari
The situations, machinations of the many complex players - countries of the region, not-so-great powers like france and the US of A., local peoples like the Tuaregs - are explained in this book as well as anywhere by one of the few independent scholars of the region - Jeremy Keenan, world class expert on what is transpiring there. The story itself - an ugly tale - is beautifully and comprehensively told: how the United States has helped instigate regional instability in order to justify the opening of its second front on the global war on terrorism - in the Sahara. In the background - it's all about oil, natural gas, uranium, gold - and what nations and companies won't do in the name of human greed.

Linn
In 1991 I did a school project on the Sahel (the edge of the Sahara) which at the time was being deforested. Thanks to an information packet from Save The Children, I learned about a Taureg who was trying to learn modern ways in order to save his tribe. He may not have had any education, but he had foresight; he knew the grazing lands were disappearing, and their goats were there main source of wealth. The man’s name was El Mahloud, and I often wonder what became of him.

Since 2007, the Niger government has been killing the Toureg, who at the time were mostly unarmed. Starting in the 1990’s, Algeria’s Baath regime was fighting Islamist rebels in the south, and after that ended, there was a population explosion, grazing lands became scarce, and you had conflict. One important thing to remember about African conflict is that the borders never took into account the tribes that lived within them. When the nomadic peoples were stopped from crossing the borders, they ended up in conflict over where to graze their animals. At first, nobody cared. Then the mining companies found minerals in the desert, and that brought them into conflict with the people living there. Finally, the Al-Queda started courting the Toureg, and all hell broke loose.

The Sahara might never have become a divisive area if nobody were drilling for oil. But with oil prices rising, any place with oil looks attractive, and no corrupt government will refuse mining and drilling rights. In a country like Niger, all that the oil company has to do is say “get rid of those local tribes for me”, and the army will happily oblige. They’ll use soldiers from a different tribe, so nobody will feel guilty. But the Toureg know the terrain better than others, so they’re able to make quick raids. With Al-Queda supplying them with firearms and vehicles, their efforts can multiply.

Dying Sahara doesn’t say it outright, but a lot of the blame falls on the army. In Africa (as in most of the developing nations) the officers are pampered playboys, and the soldiers are underpaid peasants. Everyone’s making money through bribes or looting, and the soldiers aren’t motivated to meet the enemy head-on. Niger’s army has one officer who went to a US military school, but that’s it. Against Al-Queda backed rebels, Niger’s army probably has little hope.

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