The Axis Of Evil: Iran, Hizballah, And The Palestinian Terror

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In the nearly 25 years since the ascent of an Islamic regime, Iran has become one of the most prominent supporters of terror worldwide. Today Iran actively employs terror to achieve its international objectives. The Axis of Evil outlines the operations and goals of Shiite and Iranian terror. As Shaul Shay shows, Iran has done its utmost to conceal its involvement in terror activities and avoids leaving incriminating "fingerprints" that might prompt retaliatory action by victims of this terrorism. In consequence, most of what we know about Iranian terror activity has been gleaned from the capture and trials of Iranian terrorists or terrorists acting on Iran's behalf.

The Axis of Evil deals extensively with Iran's involvement in terrorist activity against Israel through Hizballah after the Israel Defense Forces' withdrawal from Lebanon (May 2000) and the instigation of the Al-Aksa Intifada (September 2000-2003). It examines Iran's attitude towards the State of Israel since the rise of Knomeini, confirming that Iran sees Israel as a primary source of the world's wrongdoings and the epitome of evil. In turn, Israel has become one of Iran's archenemies. Over the years, Iran has strengthened its ideological links with radical Arab and Palestinian circles. In addition, it actively supports Hizballah, which acts on behalf of Iran from its base in Lebanon and perpetrates terror attacks against Israel and against representatives of Western and Arab countries in Lebanon as well as in the international arena.

This book is a comprehensive and in-depth study of Shiite and Iranian terror activity. In addition to drawing attention to the significance of Iran's contributions to terror, it provides readers with a better understanding of Iran's activities in light of the global war against terrorism as well as the deployment of American troops along Iran's borders with Afghanistan and Iraq.


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Terrorism: Reality of Invisible Balance of Power
Naveed Ahmed
In his book, Invisible Balance of Power, published in 2005, Sajjad Shaukat has taken present ‘different war’ as an interaction of
‘state terrorism’ led by the United States and the ‘group terrorism’ by the Al Qaeda or Islamic militants. A number of authors have written books about the 9/11 tragedy, but ground realities developed in accordance with the book. After seeing the main title, some people think that the book is against the US-led western allies, but without any prejudice, he has discussed both the sovereign and non-sovereign entities on parallel lines in this research-based book. On the one hand, he pointed out Al Qaeda’s ambush attacks, targeted killings, beheadings etc., while on the other, he mentioned special operations by the US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and CIA-tortures cells in various small countries. In this regard, missile strikes by the drones on Pakistan’s tribal areas and elsewhere amounts to state terrorism, which are being responded by the internal backlash. Shaukat proves that both the warring parties kill innocent civilians through ruthless terror.
Giving references of the power-theorists like Machiavelli, Morgentahu, Kissinger etc., Shaukat has written that power factor or use of force has failed in this different war which took origin from the privileged and unprivileged status quo.
Shaukat introduced new ideas about the issues relating to the Islamic ideology, Jihad, Western World, liberalism, power diplomacy on the Third World by the US-led major countries, globalization, harsh conditions by the IMF and World Bank, causes of suicide attacks etc.
Author’s future observations like a prolonged war, failure of military paradigm by the state actors, increase in US cost of war, more terrorism, failure of NATO in Afghanistan, plane plot in UK, the defeat of Israel in 2006 war by the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, international financial crisis, warlike situation between America and Iran, Syria and Israel including other developments like Israeli attacks on Palestinians, similar forms of state terrorism in the Indian-held Kashmir, occupation of Iraq’s areas by the Jihadists-ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) proved correct.
Indicating the failure of coercive diplomacy, the author also predicted that that in case of a protracted war with the insurgents, the US bargaining leverage would reduce on small countries. It happens so, as North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Turkey have rejected American undue pressure on a number of issues and matters. Besides, Russia and China have stood together to cope with the US-dominated world order, and now, strongly favour a multi-polar world. America’s decision not to attack Syria in 2013 due to Moscow’s stand, and Russian control of Crimea might be cited as example.
Shaukat also gave positive suggestions to the US, but President Obama did not act upon. Therefore, war on terror has resulted into more implications, giving a blow to the larger economies of the US and other developed nations.
Emphasizing the solution of key disputes like Kashmir and Palestine which remains breeding grounds of terrorism, the book suggests that realism (power factor) must be reconciled with idealism, which is essential for world peace and geo-political interests of the US-led developed countries and those of the small countries also by reforming the system of the UN. Shaukat warns that otherwise, “Invisible Balance of Power” will culminate into “clash of civilizations.”
It is due to the present scenario of terrorism—which already pointed out by the author that the publisher reprinted the book after nine years.
Author: Sajjad Shaukat -ISBN, 9690019589
Published by: Ferozsons, 60 Shahrah-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan
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The Ideological and Religious Background and the Organizational Infrastructure of Terror in Iran
Basic Principles of the Shia
The Main Principles of Khomeinism
Exporting the Iranian Revolution
Intelligence and Terror Functions in Iran
Categories of Iranian State Terror
Iranian Terror Worldwide
The Infrastructure of Shiite Terror in Africa
The Hizballahs Strategic Branch
The HizballahEspionage and Attempts to Perpetrate Attacks Inside Israel
Iranian Involvement in the Al Aksa Intifada
Iranian Aid to the Palestinian Authority
Iranian Aid to the Organization of Munir al Makdakh
The Santorini Episode
The Karin A Episode
The AbuHassan Episode

South AmericaIslamic Terror Activity at the TriBorder Area
Iranian Terror by Proxy
The Hizballah
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine The General Command PFLPGC Jibrils Front
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad the Fathi Shkaki Faction
The Modus Operandi of IranianShiite Terror
Suicide Attacks
Attacks against Aviation
Explosive Devices and Car Bombs
Kidnapping Hostages
Targets of the IranianShiite Terror
Hizballah and Irans Policy following the IDFs Withdrawal from Lebanon May 2000
Western Targets
Arab Targets
Iranian Expatriates and Opposition Organizations
Iran and TerrorFinancing and Policy
Iranian Policy in the Era of Khomeinis Successors
Iran September 11 Attacks and the US War against Terror
Iran and the War in Iraq 2003 Iraqi Freedom
The Shiites in Iraq in the Aftermath of the War
Summary and Conclusions
Syria and Its Involvement in Terror in the Aftermath of the War in Iraq

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Page 24 - Although the revolutionary message was meant for all of human society, the Muslim states were the first target, and the Shiite community in these countries was naturally designated to serve as the standard bearers of the revolutionary concept. An examination of the movements in the Muslim world that adopted Khomeini's outlook indicates that most of them were Shiite organizations, some of which had been established prior to Khomeini's ascension to power (such as the...
Page 24 - Among the religious scholars in Iran there were those who viewed the revolution as a gateway towards the modification of all of human society and as an opportunity to turn Muslim society into a leading power in human civilization. Ayatollah Mashkini, one of the extreme advocates in favor of "exporting the revolution...
Page 7 - ... chronic fear" in which they subsist. This indirect method of attack is meant to motivate the victims to act according to the wishes of the terrorists or to induce secondary targets to change their approach or behavior according to the terrorists...
Page 6 - Therefore, it would appear to be impossible to develop objective moral judgment vis-a-vis the use of terror in various political circumstances; at the very most one might state that the definition of a deed as an "act of terror" does not in itself constitute a moral or ethical determination regarding its substance.

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