Some people have criticised my nonfiction book “USAma” : IS USA THE WORLD’S LARGEST TERRORIST?, saying it does not refer to sources and that it is based on my “opinion” about the country (USA).
They’ve probably not read any of the post-2001 spy/political thrillers by some of the top-selling “American” authors such as David Baldacci, Tom Clancy and Brad Thor, amongst many more. Because if they had, they would know that I have definitely not “cooked-up” anything about America’s misdeeds around the world.
Gosh, to “cook-up” all of the stuff that I have written about in “USAma”, I have to be amongst one of the best fiction thriller writers in the world, which I am most definitely not. In fact, my first and only fiction thriller — “SPIES, LIES & RED TAPE” — has only crossed sales of 6,250 copies in 11 months. Sure, while this is considered a remarkable achievement in India, as less than 1% of Indian books sell more than 2,000 copies per year, it is a far cry from the millions of copies American or British (or even Japanese) books sell.
Let me come back to the topic of this article — my nonfiction book “USAma”. These two very recent and very interesting statistics (see the Statista graphics in the featured image) reinforce what I have written in my book.
Brown University‘s Costs of War study states that it is the first to comprehensively measure the number of people forced to flee their homes as a result of wars involving the USA since 2001. It says 37 million people have been displaced by America’s “War On Terror”, with the true figure possibly as high as 59 million. The study points out that it focuses on conflicts where the U.S. government bears a clear responsibility for initiating/escalating armed combat or where it has been a significant participant via other means such as battlefield advising, drone strikes, arms sales or other means. At least 25.3 million are now thought to have returned home, though that does not mean they have experienced an end to their trauma nor a secure life in their original homes. With 9.2 million people displaced since the U.S. invaded in 2003, Iraq suffered the worst impact. 32 out of 453 pages in my book are dedicated to Iraq. Over 7 million were displaced in Syria with the U.S. becoming military involved in September 2014. 26 pages in my book are dedicated to Syria. 5.3 million people were forced from their homes in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. 29 pages in my book are dedicated to Afghanistan. The Brown University study puts the conservative estimate of 37 million into perspective by stating that it is equivalent to removing nearly all the residents of California or all of the people in Texas and Virginia combined. Historically, that figure is higher than the number displaced by war or any disaster since the start of the 20th century with the exception of the World War II.
The second is a Pew Research Center survey which has found that USA’s standing with its most important allies and partners has declined significantly in recent years, falling to levels not seen since the 2003 invasion of Iraq in Germany and France. This infographic compares how eight key U.S. allies viewed America in the year 2000 and today, with a steep decline evident everywhere apart from South Korea.
HERE IS A SYNOPSIS OF MY BOOK:
NO! This is NOT a book about Usama bin Ladin (aka Osama bin Laden). Though he was considered the world’s No.1 terrorist for nearly 10 years, bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of <6,000 people.
The protagonist in this book is responsible for the deaths of at least 7.3 million people since World War II, not including an estimated 177,000 people killed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.
In this spine-chilling book, Amit Bagaria takes us through an extraordinary journey of illegal/immoral acts carried out by Unjust Satan America (USA) against 82 sovereign nations, which are mostly unknown to the average reader even within USA. He tries to show us how, in one way or the other, USA has bullied its way to global dominance – interfering in our day to day lives, working perhaps for the benefit of only its super powerful Military Industrial Complex – which he describes in detail.
“USAma” is a term Bagaria has coined to describe USA. Either through drones or airstrikes, surgical strikes or full-scale military invasions, USAma has created havoc in more than half the world, he says. In other countries, different types of weapons have been used – from porn films to poison, from blackmailing to torture, from fake news to fake public protests – all through CIA.
Even the most educated amongst us have been made to believe that USA is justified – as the global policeman – in helping weaker nations fight evil, whether in the form of Communism or Islamism. This is despite the fact that, to serve its own selfish purposes, USA has supported some of the most brutal dictators, helped in the establishment of fundamentalist Islamic regimes, and even supported Communist regimes in some cases. THAT is the power of American propaganda.
Over 1180 copies of the book have been sold in 15 months. Although it is not a bestseller, it is amongst the top 20% in terms of sales, and has only recently starting getting attention, even hitting the Amazon No.1 bestseller list on quite a few days.
The book has a 4.6✶ rating on Amazon and a 4.66✶ rating on Goodreads.
The book is available for sale on my website, Notion Press bookstore, Google Play for just ₹19 (eBook) and on Amazon for just ₹19 (Kindle) or ₹599 (Paperback). Hardcase edition for ₹799 is also available.