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, chargeable for the murders of numerous blameless humans - but little is understood approximately him or his association. This booklet units out to inform his tale, from the learning camp within the Libyan wasteland the place his recruits are damaged and brainwashed, to the formative years of the master-terrorist and his position within the historical past of the PLO. money owed are supplied through former allies, buddies and survivors of his camps approximately Nidal's slow transformation right into a guy who changed politics with violence and got here to mistrust everybody. The booklet tells how he used to be taken up through the Iraqis, the Syrians after which the Libyans, and the way he amassed an enormous fortune via extortion and palms 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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