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Lightning Out of Lebanon: Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil Paperback – Illustrated, February 28, 2006

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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“Lightning Out of Lebanon is a combination true-crime story, adventure tale, and wake-up call for America. Investigative journalists Barbara Newman and Tom Diaz have detailed the activities of the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terrorist organization in the United States and if you thought al Qaeda was the only terrorist group you had to worry about, think again. . . . A revealing account of the terrorists among us that should be required reading for all Americans.”
–Neil C. Livingstone, author of Inside the PLO

“An eye-opener . . . reads like a novel, but documents in detail how operatives of what many call the ‘A-Team of Terrorism’ have taken advantage of our freedoms, legal loopholes, and defense weaknesses to set up support cells in communities all over America. But it also tells of a success story–how dedicated federal and local law enforcement officials broke up and successfully prosecuted a secret terrorist cell, leading to other investigations that continue today.”
–Senator Joe Lieberman

From the Back Cover

Before September 11, 2001, one terrorist group had killed more Americans than any other: Hezbollah, the "Party of God." Today it remains potentially more dangerous than even al Qaeda. Yet little has been known about its inner workings, past successes, and future plans-until now.
Written by an accomplished journalist and a law-enforcement expert, "Lightning Out of Lebanon is a chilling and essential addition to our understanding of the external and internal threats to America. In disturbing detail, it portrays the degree to which Hezbollah has infiltrated this country and the extent to which it intends to do us harm.
Formed in Lebanon by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982, Hezbollah is fueled by hatred of Israel and the United States. Its 1983 truck-bomb attack against the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut killed 241 soldiers-the largest peacetime loss ever for the U.S. military-and caused President Reagan to withdraw all troops from Lebanon. Since then, among other atrocities, Hezbollah has murdered Americans at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon and the Khobar Towers U.S. military housing complex in Saudi Arabia; tortured and killed the CIA station chief in Beirut; held organizational meetings with top members of al Qaeda-including Osama bin Laden-and established sleeper cells in the United States and Canada.
"Lightning Out of Lebanon reveals how, starting in 1982, a cunning and deadly Hezbollah terrorist named Mohammed Youssef Hammoud operated a cell in Charlotte, North Carolina, under the radar of American intelligence. The story of how FBI special agent Rick Schwein captured him in 2002 is a brilliantly researched and written account.
Yet the past is only prologue in theunsettling odyssey of Hezbollah. Using their exclusive sources in the Middle East and inside the U.S. counterterrorism establishment, the authors of "Lightning Out of Lebanon imagine the deadly future of Hezbollah and posit how best to combat the group which top American counterintelligence officials and Senator Bob Graham, vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have called "the A Team of terrorism."

"From the Hardcover edition.


Product details

  • Item Weight : 8 ounces
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0891418709
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0891418702
  • Product Dimensions : 5.54 x 0.64 x 8.22 inches
  • Publisher : Presidio Press; Uncorrected Proof Edition (February 28, 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 12 ratings