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5.0 out of 5 stars
Details, 23 Jan. 2006
This book, is meant as the title says, with a lot of knowledge of the subject. The author is perhaps the most qualified author of such a book as he has been in the field of Arabic and Islamic news coverage and analysis for decades as well as he have personally met with Bin laden in Tora Bora caves, it is useful and can be used as a reference.
The author is also rather funny in the way he describes his adventuress trip to Bin Laden and the fears he encountered; he also distinguished between the legitimate Jihad resistance and terrorism, the book goes deep into the war in Iraq and the long term strategy of alqaeda to defeat the Americans on Arabic territory. This book is a must read.