Agent Storm

My Life Inside al-Qaeda
Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241968801
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 7579
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Agent Storm - My Life Inside al-Qaeda by Morten Storm Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadist. A 6'1" red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens with a biker gang or in jail. But after converting to Islam he embarked on a transformation that led from a militant madrassa in Yemen to a close friendship with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born cleric who would emerge as al-Qaeda's greatest threat to the West. Then Storm's story took another dramatic twist. He lost his faith and was recruited by the CIA, MI6 and MI5, becoming a double agent. His ultimate mission: to bring down his mentor al-Awlaki. This is the searing memoir of a man who sought purpose in a community of believers before rejecting their extremist ideology. In a quest for atonement he lived undercover for five years, travelling the world to complete high profile missions. As well as single-handedly thwarting multiple terrorist attacks, he led the intelligence services to some of al-Qaeda's most dangerous terrorists, all the while knowing his own life was expendable. Agent Storm takes readers inside the Jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of zealous men set on mass murder: from dodging drones with al-Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to Jihadist gyms in Birmingham. It also gives a rare look inside the world's most powerful spy agencies, including their tradecraft, after-hours carousing - and their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in a honey trap. Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

La torre elevada

Al-Qaeda y los orígenes del 11-S
Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8490629811
Category: History
Page: 592
View: 3784
DOWNLOAD NOW »
El auge del fundamentalismo islámico, la creación de Al-Qaeda y los fallos de los servicios de inteligencia que culminaron en el atentado de las Torres Gemelas. Obra ganadora del Premio Pulitzer. «Literatura como verdad.» Antonio Muñoz Molina La torre elevada narra la increíble historia de varios hombres cuyos destinos se entrecruzan y confluyen de forma dramática el 11 de septiembre de 2001. Con una precisión poco común, sustentada en más de quinientas entrevistas realizadas a lo largo de cinco años, nos describe el auge del fundamentalismo islámico, la creación de al-Qaeda y los errores cometidos por los confiados servicios de inteligencia que culminaron en el atentado de las Torres Gemelas. Lawrence Wright recrea de modo excepcional la transformación de Osama bin Laden y Ayman al-Zawahiri de combatientes idealistas e incompetentes en Afganistán a líderes del grupo terrorista más temido de la historia; y sigue de cerca a John O'Neil, jefe de la sección de contraterrorismo del FBI y uno de los pocos agentes estadounidenses que comprendió, ya en los años noventa, la magnitud de la amenaza que representaba dicha organización. Lleno de información, con una profunda perspectiva histórica, este es el mejor libro escrito sobre los orígenes de al-Qaeda y la muerte de Bin-Laden. Críticas: «El libro del año.» John Le Carré «Ganó el Premio Pulitzer. Su fuerza tremenda reside en el relato de los hechos y de sus orígenes, de los procesos mediante los cuales hombres corrientes eligen matar y morir en nombre de delirios arcaicos; y de cómo las ideas más dementes llegan a convertirse paso a paso en actos que cambian el curso del mundo y que podían haberse evitado.» Antonio Muñoz Molina «La torre elevada es el mejor libro que se ha escrito sobre Bin Laden, su relación con al-Zawahiri y el 11-S.» El País

Objective Troy

A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone
Author: Scott Shane
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 0804140308
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 6268
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama’s campaign against the excesses of the Bush counterterrorism programs and his eventual embrace of the targeted killing of suspected militants. And it recounts how the president directed the mammoth machinery of spy agencies to hunt Awlaki down in a frantic, multi-million-dollar pursuit that would end with the death of Awlaki by a bizarre, robotic technology that is changing warfare—the drone. Scott Shane, who has covered terrorism for The New York Times over the last decade, weaves the clash between president and terrorist into both a riveting narrative and a deeply human account of the defining conflict of our era. Awlaki, who directed a plot that almost derailed Obama’s presidency, and then taunted him from his desert hideouts, will go down in history as the first United States citizen deliberately hunted and assassinated by his own government without trial. But his eloquent calls to jihad, amplified by YouTube, continue to lure young Westerners into terrorism—resulting in tragedies from the Boston marathon bombing to the murder of cartoonists at a Paris weekly. Awlaki’s life and death show how profoundly America has been changed by the threat of terrorism and by our own fears. Illuminating and provocative, and based on years of in depth reporting, Objective Troy is a brilliant reckoning with the moral challenge of terrorism and a masterful chronicle of our times.

Using Human Rights to Counter Terrorism


Author: Manfred Nowak
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784715271
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 384
View: 6184
DOWNLOAD NOW »
While providing a substantive legal analysis of the links between human rights and counter-terrorism, this book provides the tools to successfully argue that a human rights approach does not undermine the fight against terrorism. Through practical examples, it shows that a State’s lack of respect for human rights hinders its fight against terrorism and can be counter-productive. The contributing experts represent a wide breadth of experience at the national and international levels, and bring their unique approach to each cross-cutting topic.

LET JUSTICE RAIN


Author: EDISON CARVER
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458207102
Category: Fiction
Page: 362
View: 3791
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The line between justice and the rule of law can get a little fuzzy at times. Juryn Rayne’s younger brother is almost killed defending his fiancée from a vicious rape attack. As Juryn sits in the hospital, watching her brother struggle for life, she makes a vow to rid the world of rapists. She drops out of Special Forces and joins the FBI’s Serial Homicide Division, where she learns forensics and other skills to help her fulfill her vow. She leaves the FBI to go to law school, where she learns how to get away with murder. Now, ten years later, Juryn is a lawyer with a dark secret, a secret she kept hidden during her time at the FBI, a secret she concealed from her law school, a secret that could get her the death sentence. Juryn’s old team at the FBI has taken an interest in a serial killer who has been killing rapists. No one on the team is aware that Juryn is the killer they are after. Can she protect her secret and continue dispensing the justice she has vowed to bring? Or will she be found out and brought to justice by the very people who were once her friends?

Mi vida en Al Qaeda

La historia del yihadista danés que espió para la CIA
Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8499424473
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 8187
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Morten Storm siempre fue un yihadista poco convencional. Danés, pelirrojo y de metro ochenta y cinco de altura, pasó su adolescencia metiéndose en líos con su banda de moteros y entrando y saliendo de la cárcel. Hasta que un día leyó un libro sobre Mahoma que le cautivó y se embarcó en una metamorfosis que lo llevaría a una escuela de yihadistas en Yemen, a llamar a su hijo Osama —en homenaje a Bin Laden— y a convertirse en amigo personal de Anuar al-Aulaki, el rostro más conocido de Al Qaeda en la península arábiga. Durante diez años, Storm buscó darle sentido a su vida a través del salafismo más radical. Luego, tan rápido como había venido, su fe se diluyó y Morten se dejó seducir por los cantos de sirena de las agencias de espionaje más importantes del mundo, muy interesadas en su red de contactos. Así fue como acabó trabajando para los servicios secretos daneses, el MI5 y la CIA, en misiones de altos vuelos en las que durante cinco años se jugó la vida. Todas con un solo objetivo final: acabar con al-Aulaki. «Como un guión para una película de James Bond escrito por los hermanos Coen.» Washington Post «Escalofriante. El sargento Brody de Homeland hecho carne y hueso.» GQ «Es tanto una lectura apasionante como un relato desde dentro del espionaje occidental en la era de Al Qaeda, y una valiosa mirada a los dos bandos de una guerra subterránea y letal.» The New York Times Book Review «No existe ningún otro libro en el que el protagonista haya tenido un papel tan principal para los servicios secretos occidentales y, aún más importante, esté preparado para revelar tanto.» The Guardian

The Business of Sports Agents


Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812209168
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 3569
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The legendary Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, considered by most to be the first sports agent, negotiated a $3,000-per-game contract for Red Grange to play professional football for the Chicago Bears in 1933. Today, salaries in the tens of millions of dollars are commonplace, and instead of theatrical promoters and impresarios, professionally trained businessmen and lawyers dominate the business. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. Incidents of agents' manipulating athletes, ranging from investment scams to outright theft of a player's money, are far too frequent, and there is growing consensus for reform In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded second edition brings the volume up-to-date on recent changes in the industry, including: - the closing of one of the largest agencies - high-profile personnel moves - passage of the federal Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act - the National Football League's aggressive and high-profile efforts to regulate agents

Mirror Opposites


Author: J L Daniels
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149187161X
Category: Fiction
Page: 790
View: 5403
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The stock market crash October 19,1987 becomes a pivotal life-changing event for identical twins Tom and Glenn Lonardo. The fallout from this calamitous market collapse triggers actions and events that inexorably engulf the brothers, sucking them into a vortex called disaster. It is a tale of “cool” assassins, a unique Las Vegas casino with its enforcers, Wall Street players and pundits and beautiful women. It is replete with a host of unforgettably bizarre characters including a Jewish midget who is part Eskimo and a FBI agent who yodels, and a background true to life story of brothers brought up in contrasting cultures. It is a story of larceny, love and lust; greed and deceit; a fugitive on the run and murder! While it is suspenseful and has its unspeakably tragic twists and turns, it is highly entertaining and always amusing. It will keep a reader’s eyes open! A work of FICTION, it borrowed from much that was true.

Wild Storm

A Derrick Storm Novel
Author: Richard Castle
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1783293993
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4284
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Derrick Storm, the superspy whose heroics turned Richard Castle into one of America's most beloved authors, has never faced anything like this before. Airliners are dropping from the sky, shot down by a terrifying futuristic weapon. The intelligence community is blindsided and scrambling for answers. The media is calling it another 9/11. But the terrorists have aimed their weapon at the one man who can't be brought down: Derrick Storm—who saves his own plane from certain doom, then is enlisted by shadowy CIA boss Jedediah Jones to track down the force responsible for the tragedy. The trail takes Storm from the side of the Panama Canal, where a wealthy businessman toasts the death of one of the victims; to the decks of a mega-yacht, where a shipping mogul mourns the loss of another; to the Sahara Desert, where bandits who are stealing treasures of Egyptian antiquity may be more than what they seem. Better batten down the hatches: It's going to be a Wild Storm!

Cowboy Cop


Author: Rita Herron
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459249690
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 2839
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Miles McGregor had dedicated his life to justice, and with his latest arrest behind bars, the detective finally had more time to spend with his son, Timmy. Then the unthinkable happened—Timmy's mother was murdered before his eyes. Miles's only choice was to bring his little boy to the Bucking Bronc Lodge, a ranch where young boys heal…. Jordan Keys is an expert at rehabilitating children. But when it comes to Miles, she is lost. The sexy detective is harder to reach…and a whole lot less willing to try. Before long, though, a killer comes calling and Jordan witnesses the true power of Miles McGregor. And just how far he'll go to rescue them from this living nightmare.

Storm of Deception


Author: John T. Lancaster
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453537317
Category: Fiction
Page: 349
View: 1150
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Seth Jarret is a police chief in a small beach community in North Carolina. Seths friend is killed in a weapons heist from a military installation. Rachel Dugen, a Naval Intelligence Officer, is the sister of this slain friend. Collaborating to find the killer will take Seth and Rachel on an adventure of unexpected events in NC, Florida, Cuba, and France. What begins with a murder investigation will lead to missing military weapons that involve paramilitary, insurgent, and government webs of deceit.

Preliminary data summary airport deicing operations.


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428905790
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2670
DOWNLOAD NOW »


A Perfect Moral Storm

The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change
Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910456
Category: Philosophy
Page: 512
View: 2983
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." --Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. --Required reading." --Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." --Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." --Peter Singer, Princeton University

Quiet Storm


Author: Valda Mutakabbir
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 143493103X
Category: Intelligence officers
Page: 198
View: 5346
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Quiet Storm is about a Federal and International Intelligence Agent turned mercenary. He is hired by governments to infiltrate adversarial governmental infrastructures, steal top secrets and classified documents on clandestine operations and destroy those nations from within¿if necessary. Someone gave an order to assassinate Satin Masters and murder his family and destroy the Venus Corporation. Agent Dawn Takabbir, the beautiful and perilous International Intelligence Agent, is thought to be the World¿s best Clandestine Operative¿she does not exist in government files. She must find out whether Satin Masters is alive, determine who he is posing, and know for a fact that he has signed a contract to take control of America¿s economical and political structure. Now, after years gathering intelligence, she is ready to apprehend Satin Masters. Her superiors fear for her life, after an unsuccessful raid on Beyond Time¿s Elite Security Facilities. Forensic teams only found Special Forces and Intel Agents¿ corpses, and removed government issued slugs and casings. The IIA Assistance Director orchestrates her abduction like they staged her family¿s death.

Derrick Storm Shorts - A Raging Storm


Author: Richard Castle
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 1781166366
Category: Fiction
Page: 88
View: 8152
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Days after being brought out of retirement to investigate a kidnapping, Derrick Storm has a dead US senator on his hands, an assassin to track down, and nearly six billion dollars' worth of gold bars, hidden by the Communist Party somewhere in the former USSR, to uncover. And while the CIA mission is getting heated, it's nothing compared to the growing sexual tension between Storm and Showers...

Storm – En dansk agent i al­-Qaida


Author: Carsten Ellegard Christensen
Publisher: Massolit
ISBN: 9153439775
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 367
View: 7753
DOWNLOAD NOW »
DANSKEN SOM INFILTRERADE AL-QAIDA ORLA BORG MICHAEL HOLBEK JENSEN Dansken Morten Storm har en otrolig bakgrund. Han var kriminell och medlem i Bandidos innan han 1997, vid tjugoett års ålder, konverterade till islam. Snart blev han religiös extremist och sökte sig till grupper med anknytning till al-Qaida, fast besluten att delta i det heliga kriget och offra sitt liv i kampen mot de otrogna. Men 2006 förlorade Morten Storm sin tro och strax efter det bestämde han sig för att byta sida. Han lät sig värvas som agent åt västvärldens ledande underrättelsetjänster, och som dubbelagent åt CIA, MI6 och danska PET kastade han sig in i kampen mot världens farligaste terrorister. Under sex år levde Storm ett anmärkningsvärt dubbelliv: Han lyckades, med livet som insats, att komma nära den innersta kretsen av al-Qaida på den arabiska halvön, ett arbete som ledde till att en rad terrorister kunde oskadliggöras. I denna bok berättar tre erfarna journalister hela historien om Morten Storm. Den bygger på Storms egen berättelse – som författarna med hjälp av grundlig research och ett omfattande källmaterial systematiskt lyckats bekräfta är sann, hur otrolig den än låter.

After Desert Storm: The United States Army and the Reconstruction of Kuwait


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160869266
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8456
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Storm of Unity


Author: Ronald Bradford
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557143241
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 626
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Stalin's Agent

The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov
Author: Boris Volodarsky
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045535
Category: Political Science
Page: 832
View: 3375
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now. There are almost certainly people who would like it never to be told. It is the story of General Alexander Orlov. Stalin's most loyal and trusted henchman during the Spanish Civil War, Orlov was also the Soviet handler controlling Kim Philby, the British spy, defector, and member of the notorious 'Cambridge Five'. Escaping Stalin's purges, Orlov fled to America in the late 1930s and lived underground. He only dared reveal his identity to the world after Stalin's death, in his 1953 best-seller The Secret History of Stalin's Crimes, after which he became perhaps the best known of all Soviet defectors, much written about, highly praised, and commemorated by the US Congress on his death in 1973. But there is a twist in the Orlov story beyond the dreams of even the most ingenious spy novelist: 'General Alexander Orlov' never actually existed. The man known as 'Orlov' was in fact born Leiba Feldbin. And while he was a loyal servant of Stalin and the controller of Philby, he was never a General in the KGB, never truly defected to the West after his 'flight' from the USSR, and remained a loyal Soviet agent until his death. The 'Orlov' story as it has been accepted until now was largely the invention of the KGB - and one perpetuated long after the end of the Cold War. In this meticulous new biography, Boris Volodarsky, himself a former Soviet intelligence officer, now tells the true story behind 'Orlov' for the first time. An intriguing tale of Russian espionage and deception, stretching from the time of Lenin to the Putin era, it is a story that many people in the world's intelligence agencies would almost definitely prefer you not to know about.