Perfect Soldiers

Perfect Soldiers

The Hijackers : Who They Were, Why They Did It

Book - 2005
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Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060584696
0060584696
Branch Call Number: 303.625 M134p
HV6431 .M38 2005x
Characteristics: xvii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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voisjoe1 May 28, 2013

“Perfect Soldiers” documents L.A. Times journalist Terry McDermott’s exposition of the backgrounds of the 19 hijackers, their support network, and some of the Islamic terrorists who hatched and executed terrorist plots in the few years preceding the 911 plot. For example, we learn more about Ramzi bin al-Shib, from Yemen, who tried to become the 20th hijacker (or more), but couldn’t get a visa to the USA because he was from Yemen. We learn about Ramzi Yousef, plotter of the first bombing of the Towers. And we learn more about Khalid Sheikh Muhammed, the mastermind behind the 911 plot, who at one point proposed five planes from the West Coast and five planes from the East Coast . A fascinating study of the variables and personalities to lead to such insane destruction perpetrated by young men that knew so little about the world outside of Fundamental Isam.

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