Al-Qaeda Handbook


Guests:

Brian Naylor
(2-way)(update on anthrax cases)
* NPR Reporter

Dr. Jerrold Post
* Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs, George Washington University
* Director, Political Psychology Program at George Washington University
* Chair, Task Force for National and International Terrorism and Violence, American Psychiatric Association
* Author, Political Paranoia: The Psychopolitics Of Hatred (Yale University, 1997)

Michael Hudson
* Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Much of what is known about Osama bin Laden's terrorist network comes from the al Qaeda handbook. It's an extensive set of guidelines and rules acquired by federal authorities during the 1988 embassy bombing investigation. Among the rules: avoid visiting famous Islamic places and don't park in no parking zones. Neal Conan talks with former CIA psychological profiler Jerrold Post about the Al-Qaeda handbook and how it might help the U.S. in the war against terrorism.

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