The Resource Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

Label
Black flags : the rise of ISIS
Title
Black flags
Title remainder
the rise of ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--
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Warrick, Joby
Dewey number
956.9104/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
W37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • IS (Organization)
  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Politics and government
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
Label
Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick
Link
9780385538213.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-335) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of Zarqawi. "What kind of person can command with only his eyes?" ; "Here was a real leader" ; "A problem like that always comes hack" ; "The time for training is over" ; "I did it for al-Qaeda and for Zarqawi" ; "This war is going to happen" ; "Now his fame would extend throughout the Arab world" -- Iraq. "No longer a victory" ; "So you guys think this is an insurgency?" ; "Revolting is exactly what we want" ; "It would surpass anything al-Qaeda did" ; "The sheikh of the slaughterers" ; "It's hopeless there" ; "Are you going to get him?" ; "This is our 9/11" ; "Your end is close" -- ISIS. "The people want to topple the regime!" ; "Where is this Islamic State of Iraq that you're talking about?" ; "This is the state for which Zarqawi paved the way" ; "The mood music started to change" ; "There was no more hope after that" ; "This is a tribal revolution"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780385538213
Lccn
2015020949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ilustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2236150
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2233817
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2155803
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2155803
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2233817
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2236150
  • 2273527
  • 2273527
Label
Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick
Link
9780385538213.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of Zarqawi. "What kind of person can command with only his eyes?" ; "Here was a real leader" ; "A problem like that always comes hack" ; "The time for training is over" ; "I did it for al-Qaeda and for Zarqawi" ; "This war is going to happen" ; "Now his fame would extend throughout the Arab world" -- Iraq. "No longer a victory" ; "So you guys think this is an insurgency?" ; "Revolting is exactly what we want" ; "It would surpass anything al-Qaeda did" ; "The sheikh of the slaughterers" ; "It's hopeless there" ; "Are you going to get him?" ; "This is our 9/11" ; "Your end is close" -- ISIS. "The people want to topple the regime!" ; "Where is this Islamic State of Iraq that you're talking about?" ; "This is the state for which Zarqawi paved the way" ; "The mood music started to change" ; "There was no more hope after that" ; "This is a tribal revolution"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780385538213
Lccn
2015020949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ilustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2236150
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2233817
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • 2155803
  • (OCoLC)910826856
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2155803
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2233817
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826856
  • 2236150
  • 2273527
  • 2273527

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