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Fools' Crusade

Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions

By (author) Diana Johnstone
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 20th Sep 2002
Dimensions: w 132mm h 360mm d 25mm
Weight: 410g
ISBN-10: 0745319505
ISBN-13: 9780745319506
Barcode No: 9780745319506
Synopsis
In the endless series of United States military interventions, the 'humanitarian' bombing of Yugoslavia played a key role in gaining support of the centre left for war as an instrument of policy. Thanks to massive deception and self-deception by media and politicians, even the anti-globalisation movement failed to grasp the implications of the aggressive military globalisation pursued by the United States, from Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond. In this study, Diana Johnstone identifies the common geopolitical interests running through all these past, present and future military interventions. She argues persuasively that outside intervention creates rather than solves problems and cannot be justified. Johnstone shows that the 'War in Kosovo' was in reality the model for future destruction of countries seen as potential threats to the hegemony of the 'International Community', led by the United States.

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'A 'must' book for progressives, and for anybody who wants to cut through the remarkable structure of disinformation regarding the Kosovo war. An excitingly original and powerful book' -- Edward S. Herman