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Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA by Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank

By Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank

Morten typhoon used to be an not going Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, typhoon spent his youth out and in of difficulty. A publication concerning the Prophet Mohammed caused his conversion to Islam, and hurricane sought objective in a group of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and have become shut neighbors with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. yet after a decade of Jihadi lifestyles, he not just repudiated extremism yet, in a quest for atonement, grew to become a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.

Agent hurricane takes readers contained in the jihadist international like by no means prior to, exhibiting the lifestyle of zealous males set on mass homicide, from dodging drones with al-Qaeda leaders within the Arabian desolate tract to education in extremist gyms in Britain and appearing offer drops in Kenya. The e-book additionally offers a tantalizing examine his harmful lifestyles undercover, as typhoon traveled the area for missions focusing on its most deadly terrorists , and into the world’s strongest undercover agent businesses: their tradecraft, rivalries, and late-night carousing, in addition to their ruthless use of a pretty blonde in an bold honey seize. Agent hurricane is an enthralling, completely certain, real-life espionage story.

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Prior to the early part of the twentieth century, anthrax was an occasional problem among people working with wool, hides, and other parts from animals infected with anthrax. However, fewer than 250 cases of naturally acquired anthrax in humans have been reported in the past fifty years in the United States. In less developed parts of the world, the number of annual new cases of anthrax is considerably greater. Anthrax is not contagious; there are no known cases of transmission of anthrax from one human being to another.

This case showed that it in the early 1990s it was still relatively easy to obtain at least some biological agents suitable for conversion to a biological weapon, notwithstanding that it is now (and was at the time, although this was probably not known to the individuals involved) a federal crime to do so. Ricin extraction from castor beans (which could presumably even be grown at home) is not that difficult, and detailed instructions for doing so are easily available through the Internet. The FBI recovered less than a gram of powder, which was judged to be about 5 percent A B R I E F H I S T O R Y O F B I O T E R R O R I S M • 37 pure.

Only the letters to the New York Post and NBC were recovered for forensic analysis. A second batch of at least two letters was mailed on October 9. One was received in the office of Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), and a second addressed to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was found a few weeks later among undelivered Senate mail. Both of these letters were recovered for scientific analysis. No harm was done to the individuals to whom the letters were addressed. The targeted individuals rarely opened their own mail.

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