This work represents an ambitious, controversial, revisionist examination of a number of important terroristic events of the past thirty years. It focuses, principally, upon the critical Israeli/Palestinian struggle that has, in many ways, defined thought and action about the terrorist phenomenon. Alternatives are explored here as what is suggested has been a well-organized, clandestine struggle by Israel to contain what otherwise might have proven an insupportable burden for that nation to have carried on its own.
Dr. Cooper is President of Nuevevidas International Inc. and also teaches at The University of Texas at Dallas, and Dr. Redlinger is Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Analysis and Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. Terrorism and Espionage: The Pit of Cerastes; 2. The Mystery of Abu Nidal; 3. Syrian Snapshots: Damascus in a Tight Frame; 4. Desert Mirages: Qathaffi and the Terrorism Spectre; 5. Doing Dangerous Things in Dangerous Places; 6. Death Descends on Lockerbie: Pan Am 103; 7. Pointing the Finger and Fingering the Point; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index.