(The Terrorists are coming - and no one will be safe! The ...)
The Terrorists are coming - and no one will be safe! The recent bombing of the World Trade Center in New York is just the beginning. International terrorists from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and states of the former Yugoslavia are not about to let the West get in the way of their grandiose plans. These sources of terror include: New networks of expert terrorists activated by Iran. Fundamentalist Islam, an implacable foe with a Holy War to wage. Combatants from the Balkans who want us to mind our own business. And even Saddam Hussein, who still has some scores to settle. This is a book no one can afford to ignore. Now, for the first time, information on terrorist-groups set to strike the West on our native soil is available to the general public.
(Here is the Inside Story that will not come out in the te...)
Here is the Inside Story that will not come out in the terrorist trials. Americans have awakened to find themselves targeted by fanatic Islamist terrorists. Holy War has come to American soil. "Terror!" reveals new, conclusive information that: Iran was directly behind the recent terrorist plots in New York. Sudan, Pakistan, and Syria are also heavily involved. Sheikh Abdel-Rahman was responsible for the New York Terrorist Network. Exposes the secret inner workings of New York City. Terrorist Network, their tactics, resources, and motives. Recent U.S. homicides were actually the work of Iranian assassins. "Terror!" documents how terrorist groups have already set up powerful, widespread networks across America to strike at significant civilian and military targets.
(In August 1998 two powerful car bombs exploded simultaneo...)
In August 1998 two powerful car bombs exploded simultaneously outside U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, the force of the blast shattered windows more than a quarter-mile away. Less than two weeks later the United States retaliated by launching cruise missiles directed against terrorist camps in both Afghanistan and Sudan. The real target, however, was one man who has become the symbol of Islamic terror. "Our mission was clear," a somber President Clinton told the nation. "To strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden, perhaps the preeminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today." "Fascinating account. I strongly recommend it." - Jeane J. Kirkpatrick In meticulous detail, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. In the process, Bodansky pulls together a chilling story that is as current as of today's headlines but as ancient as the Crusades; a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man, one that sweeps from Iran, Afghanistan, and Iraq to Kosovo and beyond. He takes you deep into the heart of centuries-old hatreds that have produced generations of bin Ladens and a terror network of underground armies that can strike virtually anywhere in the world. Fueled by Middle Eastern oil wealth and covertly armed by some of America's closest allies, this terror network is waging a brutal guerrilla war whose aim is nothing short of changing the course of history. The battlefields are increasingly Western city streets and the casualties are most often innocents caught in the crossfire. Including new information about bin Laden's pursuit of chemical and nuclear weapons, covert deals between the U.S. and Islamic terrorists, and American foreign policy blunders that have cost countless lives, this book is a sobering wake-up call.
(In The Secret History of the Iraq War, bestselling author...)
In The Secret History of the Iraq War, bestselling author Yossef Bodansky offers an astonishing new account of the war and its aftermath - a war that was doomed from the start, he argues, by the massive and systemic failures of the American intelligence community. Drawing back the curtain of politicized debate, Bodansky - a longtime expert and director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare - reveals that nearly every aspect of America's conflict with Iraq has been misunderstood, in both the court of public opinion and the White House itself.
(In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrori...)
In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected - and best-informed - experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of Chechnya as a dangerous and little-understood crucible of terror in the struggle between East and West.
Through the course of his career, Yossef Bodansky worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, where he was in the office of director from 1988 to 2004, in the International Strategic Studies Association as director of research. He also worked in Freeman Center for Strategic Studies, Houston, Texas, as a special consultant on international terrorism and in the U.S. Departments of State and Defense as a senior consultant. Yossef Bodansky works at the Johns Hopkins University as a visiting scholar of the security studies program. He is also a director of Global Panel America and Prague Society.
Yossef Bodansky is also known as a writer. His book Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America is an account of the United States' most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. Bodansky explores bin Laden's life in-depth, beginning with his status as a son and heir of a billionaire building contractor. Bodansky explains bin Laden's role in resisting the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, where his fearlessness earned him the respect of fellow Arab fighters, and his pivotal role in the 1993 confrontation in Somalia between U.S. forces and a local Muslim warlord, a failed U.S. mission that resulted in eighteen deaths and the removal of U.S. troops from the country. He discusses in detail the terrorist network bin Laden developed to attack the United States. “The book is gripping but incredibly depressing - after a while, the reader is so sickened by the callousness, the inhumanity, the treachery and duplicity, the sheer worship of death and destruction, the whole nest of vipers exposed here, that you want to just put the book down and go outside to breathe some fresh air,” commented Sophie Masson in Quadrant. Originally published in 1999, a paperback edition of Bin Laden was released shortly after the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001.
In The High Cost of Peace: How Washington's Middle-East Policy Left America Vulnerable to Terrorism, Bodansky “charts a series of Middle East policy missteps that he claims antagonized al Qaeda into striking the United States," commented Mark Strauss in Washington Post Book World. Primary among them are former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s attempts to broker a peace agreement between Palestine and Israel - an agreement that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat never intended to honor, Bodansky asserts. He “believes that Clinton's pursuit of a legacy was precisely the problem," Strauss remarked. He “suggests that Clinton irresponsibly poked the Islamist hornet's nest with a stick when he fostered a flawed Middle East peace process" between Palestine and Israel during the Oslo peace negotiations, Strauss noted.
The Secret History of the Iraq War explores the reasons behind going to war in Iraq to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. It also provides “a sober and revealing assessment of why (despite the excellence of our forces) it has been so hard to win security and stability for postwar Iraq," noted a reviewer on the Conservative Book Service Web site. Bodansky explains “why there is simply no doubt that America had an urgent imperative to go to war against Iraq when it did," including collaboration between Iraq’s intelligence services and Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, as well as Iraq's ongoing involvement in international terror and the activities of al Qaeda, the ConservativeBook Service Web site critic commented. The same critic called the book “All-inclusive, revelatory, and perceptive" in its analysis and conclusions.
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