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Veteran journalist Reese ...
Veteran journalist Reese Erlich offers them a chance to explain key issues and to respond to charges leveled by the United States. Critiquing these responses and synthesizing a broad range of material, Erlich shows that yesterday’s terrorist is today’s national leader, and that today’s freedom fighter may become tomorrow’s terrorist. He concludes that the global war on terror has diverted public attention from the war’s real goal—expanding U.S. influence and interests in the Middle East—and offers policy remedies.
Foreword: An Ex-CIA Perspective Robert Baer vii
1 Will the Real Terrorists Please Stand Up? 1
2 Hamas's Khaled Meshal: Middle East's Most Wanted 19
3 Geula Cohen: Jewish Terrorist? 41
4 Syria's President Bashar al-Assad: State Sponsor of Terrorism? 57
5 Lebanon's Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Fadlallah: CIA Victim 77
6 Mohsen Sazegara, Terrorist Governments, and Iran's Democracy Movement 93
7 Mohammad Nizami: The Taliban's Golden Voice 113
8 Media Distortions, Obama's Polices, and Ending the War on Terrorism 135
Afterword: Terrorism and Empire Noam Chomsky 151
About the Author 185