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TERRORISM DATELINE 5 pp. 342

ANALYTICAL CONTENTS 5 pp. 347

CONTENTS SYNOPSIS 1 p. 352

TerrorisM dateline

1979: FBI and New York City Police formally join forces in a signed Memorandum of Understanding to end an epidemic of bank robberies‑‑local terrorism will not be tolerated

1980: the "Memorandum" precedent leads to the establishment of the Joint Terrorist Task Force in New York, and its success leads to other task forces in Chicago, New Haven, Newark, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and D.C.

Early, 1983: U.S. Foreign Policy: non-involvement with no active counter terrorism (all measures considered self-defense and outside the 1973 War Powers Resolution)

April 18, 1983: truck bomb, U.S. Embassy, Beirut; 17 Americans dead

Oct. 23, 1983: truck bomb, U.S. Marine HQ, Beirut; 250 Americans dead, 100 wounded

Dec. 12, 1983: truck bomb, U.S. Embassy, Kuwait; 5 dead, 37 wounded

1979-1983: Total Average: aprox. 500 international terrorist incidents per year

April 17, 1984: gunfire from Libyan People's Bureau, London; 1 British policewoman dead, several wounded

April 26, 1984: U.S. Foreign Policy: Reagan asks for stronger measures

July, 1984: Libya mines Red Sea; 18 merchant ships damaged

Oct. 1984: U.S. Foreign Policy: Act for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Hostage-taking (U.S. law 18 USC 1203) enacted through the United Nations convention on hostage-taking: "seizure of a U.S. national as a hostage anywhere in the world is a crime . . . subject to investigation by the FBI and prosecution by U.S. authorities" (Department of State Bulletin)

Oct. 1984: U.S. Foreign Policy: Reagan promises retaliation if credible evidence implicates and innocents can be protected

1984: Total: aprox. 600 international terrorist incidents; 312 dead, 967 wounded

Feb. 2, 1985: bomb explosion, night club, Glyfada, Greece; National Front claims credit; 69 Americans wounded

April, 1985: Qadhafi tells followers, "to die to spite America"; McFarlane, National Security Advisor, recommends, "military response against bona fide military targets in a state which directs terrorist actions against us"

April 12, 1985: bomb explosion, El Descanso Restaurant, Madrid, Spain; 8 wounded

May 15, 1985: simultaneous bombs (including U.S. Ambassador's residence), Lima, Peru; no one hurt

June 13, 1985: Labanese gunmen hijack TWA Flight 847 (Athens to Greece); 1 U.S. Navy diver killed

June 19, 1985: gunmen in pickup fire on outdoor restaurant, San Salvador, El Salvador; Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers claims credit; 13 dead (4 U.S. military, 2 U.S. businessmen)

June 23, 1985: bomb explosion, Air India Flight 182 (Toronto to India); Sikh group takes responsibility phoning N.Y. Times; 329 dead (4 Americans)

July 1, 1985: bomb explosion, British Airways terminal, Madrid, Spain; both the Organization of the Oppressed and Abu Nidal's group the Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims claims credit; 1 Spainard dead, 28 wounded (2 Americans)

July 19, 1985: car bomb, U.S. Consulate, Santiago, Chile; Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front claims credit; 1 Chilean dead, 4 wounded

July 22, 1985: 2 bomb explosions, Northwest Orient offices, Copenhagen, Denmark; Islamic Jihad claims credit; 14 wounded

Aug. 8, 1985: car bomb, parking lot of U.S. Rhein-Main Air Force Base, Frankfurt, West Germany; both the Red Army Faction and the Action Directe claim credit; 1 U.S. Airman and 1 woman dead, 20 wounded

Sept. 3, 1985: bomb explosion in library of U.S. Colombian Binational Center and 3 bombs in front of Coca-Cola bottling plant, Cali, Columbia; both M-19 and Ricardo Franco Front claimed credit; 2 wounded, much damage

Sept. 16, 1985: 2 Soviet-made F1 grenades thrown into Cafe de Paris, Rome, Italy (one explodes); Abu Nidal's Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims claimed credit; 40 wounded (several Brits and Americans)

Oct. 7, 1985: 4 Labanese gunmen hijack Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, Port Said, Egypt; after incident, Egypt freed hijackers; U.S. Navy planes intercept hijacker's plane and force it down in Italy where they are arrested ($250,000 reward for Abu Abbas); 1 elderly American confined to wheel-chair is killed and thrown overboard

Oct. 23, 1985: bomb explosion, U.S. Chilean Binational Center, Conception, Chile; Manuel Rodriguez Front claimed credit; young girl severely wounded

Oct. 28, 1985: 3 bomb explosions (U.S. ITT and U.S. Freeport Chilean Exploration, and Chilean United Trading Company), Santiago, Chile; 4 wounded, much damage

Nov. 1985: International Maritime Organization (IMO) using information and experience of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) instructs Maritime Safety Committee to develop measures for the prevention of terrorist attacks on board ships

Nov. 6, 1985: gunmen shoot and wound U.S. Army Major Michael Snyder and one passerby, San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Organization of Volunteers for the Puerto Rican Revolution claimed credit

Nov. 23, 1985: gunmen hijack Egyptair jetliner (Athens to Cairo), Malta; 3 Americans and 2 Isrealis shot in head (one each died); Isreali commandos stormed plane; 3 groups claimed credit (Egypt Revolution, Egyptian Liberation Organization, and Abu Nidal's Arab Revolutionary Brigade); 60 dead, 20 wounded

Nov. 24, 1985: car bomb, U.S. military post exchange, Frankfurt, West Germany; 36 wounded (18 U.S. military, 15 U.S. civilian citizens)

Dec. 4, 1985: McFarlane is replaced by Vice Admiral Poindexter as National Security Advisor auguring stronger measures against terrorism

Dec. 27, 1985: gunmen attack Isreali El Al and TWA airline counters with grenades and machine guns in Rome and Vienna; Abu Nidal's group claims credit; 19 dead (5 American), 80 wounded; Qadhafi says attack "heroic"

Dec. 1985: U.S. Foreign Policy: Vice President Bush's task force's year-end study recommends more active unilateral and multilateral efforts to counter terrorism

Dec. 1985: UN General Assembly unequivocally condemns as criminal "all acts, methods and practices of terrorism wherever and by whomever committed." And, "The resolution specifically called on all states to take appropriate measures . . . as set forth in relevant international conventions [like ICAO] to prevent terrorist attacks" (Department of State Bulletin)

1985: Total: aprox. 800 international terrorist incidents; 877 dead, 1300 wounded

Jan. 7, 1986: carrier groups are ordered to Mediterranean; Americans are to leave Libya and economic ties are severed; if this doesn't stop Qadhafi, says Reagan, "I promise you further steps will be taken"

Feb., 1986: CIA says Libyan agents are casing 35 U.S. installations abroad; it is known that Qadhafi gives or has given support to the IRA, Moro National Liberation Front (Philipines), Abu Nidal (and his many fronts), FP-25 (Portugal), anti-Turkish Armenians, Al-Sulfiqar group (Pakistan), Kanak Socialist National Liberation Front (New Caledonia), Muslim insurgents (Thailand), M-19 (Columbia), Movement of the Revolutionary Left and Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front (Chile), as well as insurgents in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua (via Cuba); at home he has undermined the governments of Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, and Chad

March 24, 1986: Libya fires on U.S. planes patrolling below Qadhafi's "line of death"; U.S. missiles hit Libyan radar stations, damage a vessel, and down Libyan planes

April 2, 1986: bomb explosion, TWA jetliner (Rome to Athens); 4 dead

April 5, 1986: bomb explosion, La Belle Discotheque, West Berlin, West Germany; 1 American serviceman and 1 Turkish woman dead, more than 200 wounded; "precise and irrefutable" evidence surfaces--Libya responsible

2 a.m., April 15, 1986 (Libyan time): 18 F‑111F's mounted with 500lb and 2,000lb laser guided Paveway 2 bombs and 3 Grumman/General Dynamic electronic warfare EF‑111A's arrive at three known military bases around Tripoli (having flown the 2,500 naut-miles from Britain around France and Spain and through the straits of Gibraltar with the help of 28 KC‑10 and KC‑135 tankers); aiding the F‑111F's around Tripoli and attacking two more bases around Benghazi, the carriers USS America and USS Coral Sea send 14 Grumman A‑6E's, 6 McDonnell Douglas F/A‑18's, and 6 LTV Aerospace A‑7E's loaded with complements of Texas Instrument Shrike and HARM anti-radar missiles, 1,000lb Snakeye and multiple projectile Rockeye bombs; 3 General Dynamics EF111A's and 3 Grumman EA‑6B's jam Libyan communication and missile sites; several Grumman F‑14's mounted with combinations of Hughes Phoenix, AIM‑9 Sidewinder, and AIM‑7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles provide combat air patrol; and Grumman E‑2C's provide early warning against Libyan MiG fighters and attack control for the entire operation with data links from the carriers' Tactical Data Systems to the fighters and patrols

--Libya; five bases are damaged: around Tripoli--al Azziziyah (main HQ for terrorist planning and home of Qadhafi), Sidi Bilal (port facility, terrorist diver units), Tripoli Airport (military side); around Benghazi--al Jumahiriya (alternate Eastern command post and barracks), Benina Airfield; much damage, including Russian made MiG‑23's, Fokker F‑27's, Mi‑8 helicopters, I1‑76 transports, and radar installations

--U.S. Sixth Fleet and Air Force; 1 F‑111F are lost; 5 F‑111F's and 2 A‑6E's have no positive target identification and return without releasing their ordnances (innocents must be protected); two thirds of the carriers' aircraft remain behind

May 31, 1986: President Reagan in his weekly radio address says, "History may well record that 1986 was the year the world came to grips with the plague of international terrorism"

May 1986: Total: to date, 318 dead, 763 wounded

1986: U.S. Foreign Policy: involvement and active counterterrorism with much support and international cooperation (all measures still considered outside the 1973 War Powers Resolution: not only as self-defense, but for preventive and preemptive actions, warnings, and punishments)

--Results: marked reduction in Qadhafi-supported terrorism; absence of strong negative reaction (which was feared) from other Arab governments and U.S.S.R.; 12 European Community countries agree to control movement of Libyans and their People's Bureaus; 32 foreign governments and 2,000 civilian officials participate in the U.S. State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program; with the cooperative efforts of some 50 governments over 180 international terrorist actions have been deterred; U.S. encourages more states to become party to the Tokyo (121 parties), The Hague (126 parties), and Montreal (127 parties) conventions that relate aircraft safety, hijacking, and sabotage information

July 3-6, 1986: Liberty Weekend--100th anniversary of the renovated Statue of Liberty; Operation Sail 1986; many events commemorating and delineating freedom and demoracy throughout both New York and New Jersey; to date the largest fourth of July celebration in the nation

Note: The above data are only for incidents considered international. Other incidents within the borders particular countries like Ireland, Angola, Mozambique, Uganda, South Africa, Cambodia, and Central and South America, etc., are considered local terrorism or genocide, and data on these are not included.


 

 

 

ANALYTICAL CONTENTS

 

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DEDICATION & CONTENTS SUMMARY

ABSTRACT

EPIGRAPH

1-March to April 22, 1986;* "subhanallah"**
-Libya, a geologic hell, economic antinomy, and international vagabound;
-March 24, Libya fires on U.S. planes; April 2, Bomb explodes on TWA jetliner; April 5, Bomb explodes in La Belle Discotheque in West Germany; April 15, Regan sends 18 F-111F's and a portion of Sixth Fleet aircraft to bomb Libyan bases suspected of housing and training terrorists.
-Mu'ammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi, General Sayyid Barasa, Major Mukhtar Khaldun and his two folders.
9 pp.*** ..................................................................................................... 1

Friday, May 2

2-Evening; "not 'till Monday"
-Quin Fisttiche, Sue, Doug, Christy at Burger King. Trisha Lombroso in her bath and Gloria her roommate.
5 pp. ....................................................................................................... 10

Tuesday, May 13

3-Noon, Afternoon (p. 19), Evening (p. 22); "if tomorrow you would be strong"
-Mukhtar, Shwa'wish, Fatima, El Aqid in the oasis. Uthman, Colonel Ismaili and his sergeant.
12 pp. ..................................................................................................... 27

Tuesday, July 1

4-Morning; "if conversation was necessary"
-Quin dreams in the morning and has trouble waking, breakfast contemplations, plane flight to New York, thoughts on profession. Tony Seal.
18 pp. ..................................................................................................... 27

5-Afternoon; "the best scenario"
-Mukhtar, alias Jean Smith, and the dentist, Dr. Haverd.
9 pp. ....................................................................................................... 45

6-Evening, Late Evening (p. 68); "the prize is fear"
-Unit 3M at dinner in Vista International Hilton. Quin, Trisha (white Olds). Ron Tate, Bill Trucker (red Olds). Phil Bolenhacher, Newcomb Leighton (blue Buick).
-Trish in her room.
-Conference in Quin's room, his room is named Monticello
-Quin and Trish leave Vista
19 pp. 54

Wednesday, July 2

7-Morning; "the cool air scared . . . more"
-Mukhtar in the Sheep Meadow, the salat. Frank and friends accost Rebekkah Seagrave. Mukhtar and Rebekkah walk to her apartment.
11 pp. ..................................................................................................... 73

8-Morning; "lacking attraction"; "believe in yourself"
-Unit 3M is introduced to NYPD. Quin and Trish visit Julio's home.
10 pp. ..................................................................................................... 84

9-Morning; "wanted to cry for them . . . again"
-Mukhtar with Rebekkah in her apartment, another ad hoc escape. Her debt and his reluctance to accept. He assumes the alias of uncle Weder Beckmann.
7 pp. ....................................................................................................... 95

10-Afternoon; "fear-monger"; "like Thumper the rabbit"; "some . . . were enigmatic, complex"
-Back at the hotel, Unit 3M talks of case and terrorist's goals.
-Quin and Trish go to the airport. Confrontation between the Russian and football player.
-Quin and Trish visit a McDonald's, talk of Quin's home and work, Trish's association with Lewis.
14 pp. ................................................................................................... 102

11-Evening; "your true capitalist"
-Mukhtar talks with Cindy from the Columbia University, enters the Russian's room, leaves True-Value hardware store sack and receipt, and takes a leather driving cap.
7 pp. ..................................................................................................... 116

12-Evening; "full like her, too, maybe fuller"
-At Monticello (Quin's room), suspicion leads them to case the Russians' rooms where the True-Value purchase receipt is found.
6 pp. ..................................................................................................... 123

Thursday, July 3

13-Early Morning; "when the hammer and sickle appear"
-Mukhtar plants bomb in Battery Park.
-The threat is made.
3 pp. ..................................................................................................... 129

14-Morning, Afternoon (p. 135), Late Afternoon (p. 153); "Indeed. Cavernous."; "and that wasn't a show"; "missing link"; "did . . . slay his commitment"
-Explosion in Battery Park. Trish wakes Quin.
-A step-up on the True-Value purchase. Quin and Trish go to the Skydive Restaurant for lunch. Quin muses on female agents.
-Bill has a recording of the threat analyzed by linguistic psychologist, thwarts robbery in getting recorder.
-Quin, Trish, Newcomb, and Bill take a rest. True-Value purchase moved to Phil's room.
-Ron and Phil check the Russians' cars.
-Quin thinks of his son as he reads the paper. Right before they leave for dinner, Trish's uncle calls: they will eat with him after they enter the Russians' rooms again (frightened).
28 pp. ................................................................................................... 132

15-Late Afternoon; "because . . . nobodies can't be traced"
-Mukhtar rents limo as alias Peter Hamilton. He and Sam meet Spinoza.
8 pp. ..................................................................................................... 160

16-Evening, Late Evening (p. 181); "Liberty's torch--covered with gold--would flare"; "the comfort of the edge"
-Uncle Jack Lombroso, Trish, and Quin (with Unit 3M) dialogue. Uncle Jack Lombroso of immigrant heritage. Quin muses about wife's good. They decide to go undercover and move Monticello to Phil's room. They meet Kar the young Russian and Cindy his prostitute.
-Barroom brawl.
22 pp. ................................................................................................... 168

Friday, July 4, Morning

17-Early Morning; "treat him differently"
Mukhtar meets Spinoza north of the Cloisters, then returns to Vista after stopping at the Queens store.
4 pp. ..................................................................................................... 192

18-Early Morning; "being single wasn't easy"
-Later, at Monticello, there is a conference. A stranger had entered Kar's room.
-Their cover necessitates Trish's move into Quin's room.
8 pp. ..................................................................................................... 196

19-Early Morning; "simple"
-Mukhtar waits on Kar, then hits a Columbia University lab.
4 pp. ..................................................................................................... 204

20-Morning, Mid-Morning (p. 225); "Liberty dear children is but the fruit of these"; "afraid of intimacy"
-Trish has trouble raising Quin.
-Quin and Trish have breakfast with Kar and Cindy. A little dialogue ensues about communism.
-Phil visits Cindy's parents, Tammy Davis, Raymond Sanchez. Lastly, he proceeds to pay a visit to a Middle Eastern expert at an apartment near the U.N. Newcomb calls Bill.
-Quin, Trish, Kar, and Cindy walk through the crowd to Battery Park. Cindy is sentimental and Trish has sympathy.
26 pp. ................................................................................................... 208

21-Mid-Morning; ". . . especially dressed like a plumber"
-Mukhtar prepares device at the Queens store, then calls a cab.
3 pp. ..................................................................................................... 234

Friday, July 4, Afternoon

22-Noon, Afternoon (p. 251); "Eden without maturity"; "revenge is an emotion a selfish person cannot easily quench"; And I, unaccustomed to such rights, cannot easily accept comfort"
-Quin and Trish, still in Battery Park, view the Amerigo Vespucci--a possible pirate ship--and they think on freedom.
-Antiquity has value.
-Phil is at the Middle Eastern expert's apartment.
-Ron visits police station, the Columbia University, and meets the science professor. Kar's passport is found.
-Kar decides to get some beers, but gets informed. He is worried and muses his own fears.
31 pp. ................................................................................................... 237

23-Afternoon; "one day, one day it would come"
-Mukhtar leaves Vista to set up device, pauses at Trinity Church.
2 pp. ..................................................................................................... 268

24-Afternoon; "presence of one who had no walls"; "there were classes all the same"; "the path . . . ruthless time pounded"
-Trish and Cindy talk in Quin's room, fallen walls and a man named Peter Hamilton. Cindy and Kar have their final farewells.
-Another visit to Kar's room, he's missing a driving cap.
-Unit 3M must wait, time is slow. At the same time, the phone rings and someone knocks at the door.
14 pp. ................................................................................................... 270

25-Afternoon; "if good goes to better, there'll be panic"
-Mukhtar sets up the device.
3 pp. ..................................................................................................... 284

26-Late Afternoon; "hear it call out to warn her"; "with a patriotism equal to his own"; "not how fast he could go on the merry-go-round"; "holiday could now continue"
-It was the professor calling and the poison expert at the door.
-Bill escorts Cindy to NYPD headquarters where they meet Raymond and identify Mukhtar.
-Quin, and other officers, begin search. His marital resolution is defined. Quin and Ron find the device and return to the Vista.
18 pp. ................................................................................................... 206

27-Late Afternoon; "wasn't tired anymore"
-Mukhtar at Vista watching celebration.
3 pp. ..................................................................................................... 313

28-Evening; "the fact that they . . . wish peace and freedom for both"; "witnessed first-hand the price of a free land"
-Unit 3M has debriefing with Lewis where the stranger, Mukhtar, is dealt with using pseudo-disinformation.
-The concluding thoughts of Quin, Trish, and Kar.
-Unit 3M and Kar have diner with Lewis, after which Quin and Trish go to Battery Park to see the fireworks extravaganza.
16 pp. ................................................................................................... 316

29-Late Evening; "scared of heights"
-Mukhtar calls on Rebekkah Seagrave to see if he can collect a debt.
4 pp. ..................................................................................................... 332

Saturday, July 5

30-Early Morning; "a place to return after dark"
-Quin goes home to his wife and family.
5 pp. ..................................................................................................... 336

 

TERRORISM DATELINE
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ANALYTICAL CONTENTS
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CONTENTS SYNOPSIS
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CONTENTS SYNOPSIS

 

1-Qadhafi makes plans 9 pp.

2-Quin Keragogos and Trisha Lombroso muse 5 pp.

3-Mukhtar picnics with future wife in desert 12 pp.

4-Quin dreams, then flies to N.Y. 18 pp.

5-Mukhtar visits dentist, thinks of mission 9 pp.

6-Quin and unit 3M meet in N.Y. 19 pp.

7-Mukhtar stops rape in Central Park 11 pp.

8-Unit 3M is introduced at NYPD 10 pp.

9-Mukhtar is at Rebekkah's apartment 7 pp.

10-Quin briefs unit, two see Russians 14 pp.

11-Mukhtar talks with Cindy (Russian's whore) 7 pp.

12-Quin & Trish find receipt in R.'s room 6 pp.

13-Mukhtar plants bomb in Battery Park 3 pp.

14-Unit 3M investigates bomb and etc. 28 pp.

15-Mukhtar (w/ alias) meets Dragon gang members 8 pp.

16-Quin & Trish meet Russian incognito 22 pp.

17-Mukhtar gets R.'s passport north of Cloisters 4 pp.

18-Trish moves into Quin's room 8 pp.

19-Mukhtar hits Columbia lab 4 pp.

20-Unit 3M investigates, Q. & T. in park w/ R. 26 pp.

21-Mukhtar prepares device in leased store 3 pp.

22-3M investigate; Q., T. & R. still in park 31 pp.

23-Mukhtar leaves to set up device 2 pp.

24-Trish talks to Cindy in Quin's room 14 pp.

25-Mukhtar sets up device 3 pp.

26-Professor calls; unit 3M search & find 6 pp.

27-Mukhtar watches T.V. in his Vista room 3 pp.

28-Unit 3M has debriefing with Lewis 16 pp.

29-Mukhtar calls Rebekkah, needs way out fast 4 pp.

30-Quin goes home, loves his wife 5 pp.

TERRORISM DATELINE 5 pp. .......................................................... 342
ANALYTICAL CONTENTS 5 pp. ......................................................... 347

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