The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism

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An analysis of suicidal terrorism draws on previously unpublished documents, interviews with FBI agents, and other sources to trace the careers of Ramzi Yousef and Osama bin Laden, examining their close ties with each other and their relationship with Saddam Hussein, and providing in a new epilogue an assessment of the al Qaeda network. Original.

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The New Jackals was published in Britain and the United States in 1998 and 1999. It has since been published, translated and distributed in countries ranging from Holland to China, and Australia to South Korea. The book has been described as Essential or Recommended Reading by scores of newspapers, magazines, government officials and academics around the world. Recommended by Newsweek magazine Recommended by Time magazine Recommended by US News & World Report Recommended by the Center of International Studies at Princeton University Recommended by Encyclopaedia Britannica Recommended as ‘Essential Reading’ by Steven Mintz, Professor of History at the University of Houston Recommended by The Journal of Homeland Security Recommended by Rick Shenkman, editor of History News Network Recommended by William H. Parrish, U.S. Customs Director of Anti-Terrorism Recommended by Salon.com Recommended by Jack Fischel, Chairman, History Department, Millersville University Recommended by American Library Association Recommended by Bookviews Recommended by Craig L. Fuller, former Chief of Staff to Vice President George Bush Recommended by Robert Burrowes, adjunct professor, Jackson School at the University of Washington

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Simon Reeve is a bestselling author and an award-winning television presenter. His book The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism, which warned of apocalyptic terrorist attacks, was the first in the world on bin Laden and al Qaeda. Originally published in 1998 it has been a New York Times bestseller. Simon has contributed to other studies into organised crime, terrorism, biological warfare and corruption. His most recent book is One Day in September: the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. The movie of the same name, narrated by the actor Michael Douglas, won the Oscar for best feature documentary. In recent years Simon has been followed around little-known regions of the world by BBC camera crews making two major television series. In ‘Meet the Stans’, Simon visited the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. For the five-part BBC series ‘Places That Don’t Exist’, Simon travelled to and through a group of unrecognised nations – countries so obscure they don’t officially exist. Among the destinations visited were Somaliland, Transdniestria, Nagorno-Karabkh, Ajaria and South Ossetia. The Daily Telegraph said it was: "an exemplary series...riveting...eye-opening...remarkable...superb". The series won a prestigious award from the One World Broadcasting Trust "for outstanding contribution to greater world understanding".

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Book Description Northeastern University Press / University Press of New England HIST, Hanover. Softcover. Condition: New. 256 pages. Softcover. New book. TERRORISM. A chillingly prophetic profile of the most dangerous men in the world, written before the September 11 attacks. On 26 February 1993 a massive bomb hit New York's World Trade Center, creating more hospital casualties than any event in American history since the Civil War. Ramzi Yousef, the young British-educated terrorist who masterminded the attack, had been seeking to topple the twin towers and cause tens of thousands of fatalities. An intensive FBI investigation into the crime quickly developed into a man-hunt that took top FBI agents across the globe. But even with the FBI on his trail, Yousef continued with his campaign of terror. He bombed an airplane and an Iranian shrine. He tried to kill Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani Prime Minister, and planned to assassinate the Pope, President Clinton and simultaneously destroy 11 airliners over the Pacific Ocean using tiny undetectable bombs. He also plotted an attack on the CIA headquarters with a plane loaded with chemical weapons. His pursuers dubbed Yousef "an evil genius". During their investigation, FBI agents discovered that Yousef was funded and sent on some of his attacks by Osama bin Laden, a mysterious Saudi millionaire. By the mid-1990s they realized bin Laden had become the most influential sponsor of terrorism in the world, and agents now conclude that since the early 1990s a small group of terrorists supported by bin Laden have dominated international terrorism. These "Afghan Arabs" helped defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan before killing thousands of people in campaigns against governments in the West, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. When bin Laden's followers attacked American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on 7 August 1998, killing 224 people, the U.S. finally launched cruise missile strikes in an attempt to destroy his secret organization. Drawing on unpublished reports, interrogation files, interviews with senior FBI agents who hunted Yousef, intelligence sources and government figures including Benazir Bhutto, Simon Reeve gives a harrowing account of Yousef's bombings, offers a revealing insight into his background, and details the FBI's man-hunt to catch him. Reeve explains how Yousef was one of bin Laden's first operatives and documents bin Laden's life and emergence as the leader of a potent terrorist organization, giving fascinating insights into the man President Clinton has called "the pre-eminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today". Highly detailed and yet immensely readable, The New Jackals sheds new light on two of the world's most notorious terrorists. Reeve warns that Yousef and bin Laden are just the first of a new breed of terrorist, men with no restrictions on mass killing. Reeve also offers evidence that bin Laden's organization may already have chemical and nuclear weapons and explains why the world could soon face attacks by terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. "A painfully relevant book on the elusive and dangerous terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. The subsequent investigation unveiled Osama bin Laden as the financier and revealed the worldwide scope of his terrorist network's operation." ÑWashington Post Book World (Key Words: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, Terrorism, Simon Reeve, International Studies, Organized Crime, Political History). book. Seller Inventory # 60622X1

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