Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden,… - Chapters 15-16 Summary & Analysis

Steve Coll
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Economic sanctions are imposed against the Sudan in 1993 because of government sponsored terrorism. Cofer Clack becomes the CIA station chief there in 1993. The basic objective of the CIA station there is terrorism since Khartoum is haven for terrorists and radicals like Carlos the Jackal. The country is a safe base for groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, Egypt's Islamic Group and Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front since the ruling party, the National Front, is led by Hasan al-Turabi. The station gathers information on bin Laden and describes him as an emerging leader. At this time the Saudi's are still trying to work out their differences with bin Laden until they revoke his citizenship in 1994.

On February 8, 1995, Ramzi Yosef is brought back to the United States. He believes that only extreme acts can bring about change. He tells the FBI that he is inspired by certain leaders...

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