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- DescriptionWhen the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the American CIA launched the largest covert operation in history and supplied weapons to the Mujahadeen at the rate of up to 65,000 tons a year. In 1989, when the Soviet Union withdrew and Usama bin Laden became an international war hero, civil war erupted as the Taliban took over. But the U.S. persisted, benefiting in part from opium sales of 200 billion dollars a year, plus the motivation for strategic oil reserves and the impetus provided by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. In the wake of all this, it turns out the Islamic people are equally as disenchanted with the presence of Americans infidels on their soil as they were with the Russians. In the aftermath, militant Islamists have declared war on America. A CALL TO RISE is a fictional account of Ibrahim Mahmud al-Abbas - aka The Claw. He thinks you are evil and deserve to die. Worse than that, you're a sitting duck. Welcome to the new world - as long as it lasts. What are the odds that someday al-Jazeera will do documentaries on both the downfall of Rome and the demise of America? Is it just a matter of time and opportunity? A CALL TO RISE shows how easy it can happen.
- Author BiographyI started writing 25 years ago when a Doubleday editor called me after coming across some of my lecture papers at U.B.C. At the time I was writing and hosting a 33 week television series as well as running my architectural practice. I've been writing ever since then, while managing a construction company, a vinyl window factory and a pewter foundry. Things have not been dull. Now, I figure I'm on my third life, writing full time and doing what I love most.
- Author(s)MR Kimbell Vincent
- Date of Publication30/12/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight263 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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