By Brian Keenan
Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a transformation of scene from his local Belfast. He turned headline information whilst he used to be abducted via fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held within the suburbs of Beirut for the subsequent 4 and a part years. for a lot of that point he used to be close off from all information and make contact with with someone except his jailers and, later, his fellow hostages, among them John McCarthy.
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Often, these public interest organizations -groups like Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism-can expose the activities of the radical Islamists in ways that the government cannot. The governmental role in the War on Terror, in uncovering and fighting the terrorists wherever they may appear, falls both to the executive branch headed by the president and to the US Congress, where I have been privileged to play a role as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. As I said on the floor of the House when we considered-and decisively approved-the Global War on Terror resolution in June, the war we find ourselves in with radical Islamists was not of our choosing, but it is the central struggle of our time, the first major conflict of the Information Age.
In this debris, they managed to find the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the van in which the bomb had been placed. Authorities immediately linked the Ford Econoline cargo van to a Ryder rental agency in New Jersey. ' On March 4, Salameh walked into the Ryder agency, with the intention of reclaiming the $400 deposit fee he had paid for the van. 6 Investigators followed new leads connected to Salameh's arrest and conducted searches in various locations throughout the Greater New York area.
This book revisits the same themes, but serves as a broader reference for the public. The Investigative Project on Terrorism staff was responsible for the extensive research in this report. Each analyst at the IPT was given multiple assignments; some contributed their expertise by topic area while others concentrated on a particular terrorist organization. The overall purpose of the research was to provide a solid factual foundation for answering the question: What is the structure of al Qaeda and radical Islamic activity in the United States today and how has it evolved since 9/11?