Superterrorism: Assassins, Mobsters, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Superterrorism: Assassins, Mobsters, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Superterrorism: Assassins, Mobsters, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Superterrorism: Assassins, Mobsters, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Synopsis

Superterrorism -- heinous and violent acts aimed at causing massive death and destruction -- poses the greatest threat to life as we know it. Schweitzer publicizes for the first time the volatile mix created when religious and other zealots join forces with mobsters. He warns that the tried and true routes for smuggling drugs and arms may become highways for contraband nuclear, chemical, and biological materials that could lead to the kind of catastrophe Americans have never known. He also exposes the unholy emerging alliances between American dissidents and international terrorists. Are we prepared for an attack on American soil? Schweitzer provides a shocking answer, but also suggests steps to prevent the worst from happening. Reading like a novel, this startling book not only drives home the most dire threats that confront us, but provides answers on how to repel the clutches of the superterrorist threat.

Excerpt

The most ominous aspect of chemical and biological weapons is the movement of the front line of the battlefield from foreign soil to the American homeland. Secretary of Defense William Cohen, 1997

Tomorrow's terrorist may be able to do more damage with a keyboard than with a bomb. National Academy of Sciences, 1996

Saddam Hussein is like a punching bag: No matter how many times you hit him, he just keeps coming back in your face. Time, 1997

If you live in or near New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Illinois, Portland, Oregon, Tucson, Arizona, or even in smaller towns across America, such as Las Cruces, New Mexico, Norwalk, Connecticut, or Highland, Indiana, you have already become an unwitting victim of global terrorists. Their spheres of influence are spreading with the speed of advancing technology.

Perhaps alarm systems to guard homes and buildings, mobile phones to dial 911 or to stay in touch with loved ones will afford some degree of defense. But the steady intrusion of terrorism into everyday life raises profound questions that go far beyond the physical harm already suffered by a small number of random victims of terrorist violence -- questions as to whether democracy and freedom can coexist with the dangerous activities they allow to operate unchecked.

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