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Title Neḳudat ha'al Chazor. English.
The secret war with Iran : the 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power / Ronen Bergman ; translated by Ronnie Hope.
Imprint New York : Free Press, 2008.


 Main Stacks  DS274 .B4713 2008    AVAILABLE
Description xi, 419 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-398) and index.
Subject Iran -- Foreign relations -- Israel -- History.
Israel -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- Lebanon -- History.
Lebanon -- Foreign relations -- Iran -- History.
Hizballah (Lebanon)
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam and politics -- Iran.
Intelligence service -- Israel.
Contents Green storm rising. The twilight of the Iranian monarchy -- Death to the infidels -- Operation seashell : how Israel secretly armed Iran -- The hidden war in the Middle East. Dangerous games : the Lebanon war and the birth of Hizballah -- The poor man's smart bomb : the reinvention of suicide bombing -- The drugged octopus and the rise of Hizballah -- The meat market : how Iran and Hizballah perfected the art of hostage-taking -- The Hungarian octagon : the hidden side of Iran-Contra -- The global war. Assassins -- Operation body heat -- Terror in Buenos Aires -- Exporting terror -- Target : the great satan -- The al-Qaeda connection -- The second coming of Hizballah. A divine victory : Hizballah takes Lebanon -- Hizballah prepares -- Oil on the flames -- The first Shi'ite bomb. The Termite file : how an Israeli arms dealer gave Iran a chemical arsenal -- Importing a Russian bomb? -- The countdown -- Ghost raid -- The second Lebanon war.
Summary In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as this investigative history reveals, for thirty years Iran has been the world's leading sponsor of global terror. Bergman, one of Israel's top investigative reporters, gained unprecedented access to sources in the Mossad and intelligence agencies around the world. Based on over ten years of research and hundreds of interviews with key intelligence figures, he reveals that Iranian terrorist masterminds have crisscrossed the globe, conducting bombings and assassinations with impunity. In response, a vast clandestine war has been fought with Iran and Hizballah on one side and the CIA, Israel's Mossad, and their European counterparts on the other. The full story of that secret war, told here, will fundamentally change the debate about U.S. national security priorities.--From publisher description.