The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, and the Coming Apocalpse / Edition 1

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The author reveals persuasive evidence that al Qaeda has now established connections with the Sicilian Mafia, which is helping to finance terrorism through the sale of heroin. In addition, through its ties to the Chechen Mafia, the group responsible for the heinous attack on a Russian school, al Qaeda has managed to obtain nuclear weapons from poorly secured and carelessly guarded storehouses in Russia. Perhaps the most disturbing evidence uncovered by Williams is the relation of al Qaeda to an obscure Salvadoran street gang, which calls itself Mara Salvatrucha and has expanded exponentially. 

No other book deals with the connection between international, extremist Islamic terrorism and organized crime—a connection that has made possible the establishment of a well-financed branch of al Qaeda in Latin America and the creation of terrorist cells in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

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Editorial Reviews

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"While Congress sticks its collective heads in holes and mainstream media does its usual penguin walk, the mushroom clouds of nuclear terror grow more defined on our horizon. Dr. Paul L. Williams is one of a precious few investigative journalists with the real facts and the courage to sound the alarm . . . before it is too late. This is a MUST read for every American."
Michael Levine, retired DEA agent
Author of New York Times bestseller Deep Cover,
and the host of New York City's Expert Witness radio show

"Nothing is more dangerous for America - or the world - than the alliance between international terrorism and organized crime. By calling attention to this linkage, Paul L. Williams has, once again, shown himself to be a national resource in the battle against Osama and his henchmen."
Neil J. Kressel, Ph.D.
Author of Mass Hate: The Global Rise of Genocide and Terror

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591023494
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 802,803
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul L. Williams is a journalist and the author of The Day of Islam, Osama’s Revenge, The Al Qaeda Connection, and The Vatican Exposed, among other books. The winner of three first-place Keystone Press Awards for journalism, he has written articles for such news outlets as Newsmax, World Net Daily, Family Security Matters, and the National Review. He has also served as a consultant for the FBI, editor and publisher of the Metro (Scranton, PA), and adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Scranton.

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Table of Contents

Preface : an interview with Osama bin Laden 9
Introduction : why we fight America 15
Pt. 1 The Islamic mafia
Ch. 1 The young lion and the dream of the American Hiroshima 25
Ch. 2 The good life among the Taliban 45
Ch. 3 From Albania to the atom bomb 57
Ch. 4 The three wars 67
Pt. 2 The crown jewels
Ch. 5 The loose nukes 81
Ch. 6 The five-year intermission 97
Ch. 7 Enter Dr. Evil 105
Pt. 3 From hell to South America
Ch. 8 Welcome, Osama, to South America 119
Ch. 9 Too little, too late 139
Ch. 10 The terrorists and the gangbangers 153
Ch. 11 The sleeper cells 171
Ch. 12 Amen, America 191
Epilogue : the doomsday clock 201
App Al Qaeda's search for weapons of mass destruction 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2006

    Another attack is coming: it may be terrible.

    Some of the reviews raise interesting questions, ¿Why hasn¿t a suitcase nuke been used?¿ Others show political tunnel vision, or refusal to accept facts they do not like. Paul Williams presents facts, some frightening, that make the reader wonder about the sanity of our government leaders and the news media. He does a terrific job of showing the fundamentalist Islamic mindset and objectives: they want to convert us to Islam, or turn us into slaves, or kill us. Nothing less is acceptable. Perhaps current events provide the answer to the ¿Why¿ question above. Williams references Homeland security sources (page 94) when he says al Qaeda obtained small nukes from Chechens and smuggled them into the U.S. Such small nukes would use a polonium-beryllium neutron source, the ¿nuclear trigger¿ to cause an atomic explosion. Polonium-210, the poison used to kill the former KGB agent in London, has a short shelf life. Neutron triggers would not functions after a couple of years, thus the triggers have to be replaced. Litvinenko, a former KGB colonel, converted to Islam and had ties with Chechens. Does 2 plus 2 equal 4? My book contains accurate details on polonium-beryllium trigger. Suffice it to say a courier carrying small packets of foil rapped Po-210, the type used in nuclear triggers, could have caused the multiple contaminated sites if one or more of the packages leaked. Williams¿ book is a must read. Al Qaeda and other fanatical Islamic terrorist groups are determine to destroy the Great Satan, the U.S., and will not stop trying unity they die. Negotiations only encourage them. If we do not heed warnings such as the one in this book, we are doomed to become subjects of a ¿peaceful Islamic Empire.¿ Can one or more nuclear weapons be smuggled into the U.S., hidden, and then detonated? My book, The Rings of Allah provides the answer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Compelling facts, engaging writing style

    Another book that you can only hope is being read by our policy makers. With our current Swiss Cheese border and impotent immigration and visa policies, the reports regarding Jihadist infiltration and cells in Central and South America will make your heart sink.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005


    This book deals with the MS-13 and the scary situation at the borders, the spread of Al Qaeda throughout South America, the threat of Adnan el Shukrijumah (the next Mohammad Atta), the connection between bin Laden and A. Q. Khan, the Albanian Mafia, and the plans to bring about the nuclear destruction of the USA. Williams argues his case persuasively and provides documentation for every assertion. No book is more important. It should be read by every American and sent to every elected American official.

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