By PATRICK SEALE
Abu Nidal has been defined because the world's most threatening terrorist, a gun for lease and a guy with out scruples, answerable for the murders of numerous blameless humans - but little is understood approximately him or his association. This ebook units out to inform his tale, from the learning camp within the Libyan wilderness the place his recruits are damaged and brainwashed, to the adolescence of the master-terrorist and his position within the heritage of the PLO. money owed are supplied by means of former allies, pals and survivors of his camps approximately Nidal's sluggish transformation right into a guy who changed politics with violence and got here to mistrust every body. The publication tells how he was once taken up by means of the Iraqis, the Syrians after which the Libyans, and the way he amassed an enormous fortune via extortion and fingers buying and selling. the result's not only a biography, yet an account of the intricacies of Middle-East politics over the last zone of a century.
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