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Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

作者  /  Joby Warrick


出版日期 / 2016/06/10

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$455

售價 / 79折, NT$ 359

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ISIS創建者札卡維 (Abu Musab al-Zarqawi)為何崛起,ISIS如何壯大的始末。



10年過去了,恐怖行動仍然持續著。這些札卡維的跟隨者,自稱是伊拉克的凱達(al-Qaeda),建立了伊拉克與敘利亞的伊斯蘭國(即ISIS) ,最後,他們在伊敘邊境,一個無政府看管的地帶找到了庇護之所。2011年爆發了敘利亞內戰,由於美國不願插手,ISIS便抓住機會要實現札卡維的夢想 - 成為極端保守的伊斯蘭哈里發(Islamic caliphate - 先知的代理人)。

作者Joby Warrick 獲取美國中情局高層以及約旦的各種情報,採訪各國的外交官、間諜、軍事將官與領袖,用追根究柢的記者本色與小說家的筆法,一步一步揭露因為約旦政府大意,兩任美國總統錯誤的決策,使得ISIS從成立、壯大、到目前成為威脅世界各國的緣由。本書的人物刻劃如小說般精采,事實如虛構般驚悚,是一本所有新聞從業者想要做到卻只有少數人可以寫出來的佳作。

“A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews

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


誠品26碼 /2681296723002
ISBN 13 /9781101973431
ISBN 10 /1101973439
EAN /9781101973431



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