By Peter Lance
1000 Years for Revenge is a groundbreaking investigative paintings that uncovers startling facts of the way the FBI ignored dozens of possibilities to prevent the assaults of September eleven, relationship again to 1989. Award-winning journalist Peter Lance explains how an elusive al Qaeda mastermind defeated the whole American safeguard process in what the writer calls "the maximum failure of intelligence because the Trojan Horse." Threading the tales of FBI agent Nancy Floyd, FDNY fireplace marshal Ronnie Bucca, and bomb-maker Ramzi Yousef, Lance uncovers the years of behind-the-scenes intrigue that positioned those 3 strangers on a collision direction. An remarkable paintings of investigative reporting and masterful storytelling, 1000 Years for Revenge will switch without end the way in which we glance on the FBI and the conflict on terror within the twenty-first century.
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It would prove to be one of history's deadliest mergers. Khalid al-Fawwaz, mediating between Al Quds Al Arabi 's London offices and al Qaeda's headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan, by satellite telephone, brokered the publication arrangement for the dissemination of the fatwa. "41 After the fatwa was issued, bin Laden sent a personal letter of thanks to the owner of Al Quds, Abdel Bari Atwan: I take pleasure in congratulating you for your strong journalistic views towards the truth, and the steadfastness of your newspaper to serve the struggle, and the use of the pen to defend the nation's causes and its holy places, and the carrying out of its task to inform, truly without being touched by elements of temptation and seduction.
On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole, a navy missile destroyer, arrived in Aden Harbor, Yemen, for refueling. Roughly two hours after the Cole had stopped at the fueling dock, a small white vessel pulled up next to it. The two al Qaeda operatives piloting the vessel then detonated a bomb, killing seventeen sailors and wounding thirty-nine others. 59 This successful attack was actually the bombers' second attempt against a US destroyer in Aden Harbor. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the local bin Laden lieutenant who oversaw the Cole bombing, had first targeted the USS The Sullivans.
On the same day that el-Hage arrived, then manager Mustafa Shalabi disappeared. His mutilated body was later found in the apartment that he and Abouhalima shared, apparently killed over some kind of a "business" dispute. Following al Qaeda's move to Sudan around 1991, bin Laden established his headquarters in the Riyadh section of Khartoum. Bin Laden also started businesses in the country in order to generate money, facilitate the travel of his operatives, and acquire explosives, weapons, and chemicals.
1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story by Peter Lance