The Axis of Evil

Shay explores the religious underpinnings of the Iranian Revolution and the export of that revolution through the radical Shi'ite fundamentalist sponsorship of terrorist organizations in Lebanon and elsewhere.

Shaul Shay, The Axis of Evil, Transaction Publishers, Brunswick, NJ, 2004.

This book is of value to military readers for two reasons: it explains the genesis and evolution of Hezbollah from the 1979 Iranian revolution and the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, and it explains how Hezbollah adapted its techniques, particularly with innovations in suicide bombings to improve its effectiveness in striking Israeli and other targets in the Levant and around the globe.

Shay explores the religious underpinnings of the Iranian Revolution and the export of that revolution through the radical Shi'ite fundamentalist sponsorship of terrorist organizations in Lebanon and elsewhere. He describes the Shi'ite terror networks that operated and continue to operate around the world, and explains Hezbollah's modus operandi.

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