Black Flags: The Rise of Isis PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Black Flags: The Rise of Isis  free pdf In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In "Black Flags, " an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi s hideout in 2006.His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U.S. largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi s dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate.Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. "Black Flags" is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today s most dangerous extremist threat."

About Joby Warrick

JOBY WARRICK has been a reporter for "The Washington Post" since 1996. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, and the author of "The Triple Agent."

Details Book

Author : Joby Warrick
Publisher : Random House US Audio
Data Published : 15 October 2015
ISBN : 1101923539
EAN : 9781101923535
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Black Flags: The Rise of Isis



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Black Flags: The Rise of Isis free pdfBlack Flags: The Rise of Isis

    This is the definitive account of the world's most dangerous terrorist threat. from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joby Warrick. In a thrilling dramatic narrative. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat..


  • Black Flags: The Rise of Isis free pdfBlack Flags: The Rise of Isis

    This is the definitive account of the world's most dangerous terrorist threat. from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joby Warrick. In a thrilling dramatic narrative. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat..


  • Black Flags free pdfBlack Flags

    In a thrilling dramatic narrative. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents..


  • The ISIS Apocalypse free pdfThe ISIS Apocalypse

    The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history. surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq..


  • Blood Year free pdfBlood Year

    Last year was a 'blood year' in the Middle East - massacres and beheadings. fallen cities. collapsed and collapsing states. the unravelling of a decade of Western strategy. We saw the rise of ISIS. the splintering of government in Iraq..


  • Black Flags: The Rise of Isis  free pdfBlack Flags: The Rise of Isis

    . In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwit