|About the Book|
At a time when Australians are wavering in support of a proposed U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, more than six hundred U.S. Marines rotating on R & R in Bali suddenly disappear- then, Kuta erupts in a fireball and Australia falls into line withMoreAt a time when Australians are wavering in support of a proposed U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, more than six hundred U.S. Marines rotating on R & R in Bali suddenly disappear- then, Kuta erupts in a fireball and Australia falls into line with Americas demand to become part of the Coalition of the Willing. Based on indisputable fact, a step by step account of the Bali bombers, the rise of extremist Islamic militancy across Asia and what the future might hold when terror is unleased on Australias doorstep. The Bali Bombing Crescent Moon Rising relates the rise of militant Islam across Asia and how the U.S. and other foreign intelligence agencies missed opportunities to arrest not only the instigators of the September 11 attacks on the U.S.A. but also those who created the Jemaah Islamiyah and carried out the Bali bombings. The Bojinka Plot is uncovered in Manila but the U.S. ridicules the contents found on a white Toshiba laptop discovered after an apartment fire. The computer files layout an assassination plot against Pope John Paul II who would visit that week, and the detailed plan to hijack eleven aircraft and crash these into the World Trade Towers and other U.S. targets. The timing of this event was January 1995. Author Bio: Kerry B. Collison followed a distinguished period of service in Indonesia as a member of the Australian military and government intelligence services during the turbulent period known as The Years of Living Dangerously. This was followed by a successful business career spanning thirty years throughout Asia. Recognized for his chilling predictions in relation to Asias evolving political and economic climate through his books, he brings unique qualificationsto his historically-based vignettes and intriguing accounts of power-politics and the shadowy world of governments clandestine activities.