Global State Terrorism and Asymmetric Wars

  • Gilberto López y Rivas
Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 24)


Over the years I have described how the United States, as the hegemonic power of the imperialist system, “imposes terrorism on the ranks of global state politics, making it a far more dangerous threat to humanity because it is dominated by a specialised and diversified apparatus of subversion and backed by the military machinery of the largest capitalist state. Most notably since its founding in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has served as the prime task force of the US government, executing the actions of a ‘dirty war’ that can only be called ‘terrorism’ based on the definition of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which describes it as ‘the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Anthropology and HistoryMexico CityMexico

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