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Publisher's Summary

The 30-year clandestine struggle against the world's most dangerous terrorist power.

In the years since 9/11, the U.S. war on terror has focused on al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Coverage of Iran has been devoted almost exclusively to its nuclear ambitions. Yet, as Ronen Bergman's groundbreaking reporting in this vital investigative history reveals, for 30 years, Iran has been the world's leading sponsor of global terror and stands as the most formidable sponsor of terror in the world today. Bergman, one of Israel's top investigative reporters, gained unprecedented access to extraordinary sources from top to bottom in the Mossad and intelligence agencies around the world.

Based on over 10 years of research and more than 300 exclusive interviews with key intelligence figures, he reveals that Iranian terrorist masterminds have crisscrossed the globe, conducting bombings and assassinations with impunity---even renting apartments and planning bombing attacks in New York City. Iran's proxy, Hizballah, has virtually taken over southern Lebanon and threatens Israel with high-powered weaponry supplied by Iran. Iran and Hizballah worked closely with al-Qaeda and other Sunni terrorist groups in developing their terrorist operations, and Iranian commandos trained Iraqi insurgents in the crafts of suicide bombing and the building of the roadside bombs that have killed so many U.S. troops in Iraq.

In response, and largely beneath the public's radar, a vast clandestine war has been fought with Iran and Hizballah on one side and the CIA, Israel's Mossad, and their European counterparts on the other. The full story of that secret war, told for the first time here, will fundamentally change the debate about U.S. national security priorities. A new axis of evil is emerging from Iran and spreading around the world, and Bergman shows that the CIA and the Mossad have so far been unable to thwart it. The Secret War with Iran is riveting and urgent.

©2008 Ronen Bergman (P)2008 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Thoroughly researched and persuasively argued, Bergman's brief against Iran adds a powerful voice to a contentious debate." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Allan La France
  • 29-03-2018

Narration

What made the experience of listening to The Secret War with Iran the most enjoyable?

I am finding this book impossible to listen to. Rise And Kill First, narrated by Ron Bergman, was great to listen to, but this slow, pedantic fashion of this narrator has left me with a great story I cannot bear to hear.

What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

slow, slow, almost garbled

Any additional comments?

Be more careful with the narrators- Life is too short to go at this speed!

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  • Christopher
  • 02-07-2012

More about Hezbollah and Hamas, little about Iran

An interesting book, but you'll learn more about Israel and Hezbollah and Hamas, organizations through which Iran acts secretly. I was hoping for more about the overt hostilities with Iran, and the inner workings of Iran, but as the title says, it's the secret war. Overall, good, but not exactly about Iran.

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  • Ash
  • 14-12-2020

Shocked & disappointed !!! Book vs Audio !!! SUBDUED vs ENCOURAGING !!!

I love audio books (on audible Amazon), respect & learn from different point of views. I usually listen and sometimes read the same book at the same time so to feel it more.

I was enjoying listening to the book and found some differences between the audio and the book and thought it’s normal as it might be another edition, but I noticed that the additions in the audio copy was praise to Israel and I thought he’s an Israeli writer so no problem, but then OMG !!!

I was really shocked when I was listening and reading the Epilogue and it made me wonder if all I listened to was CORRECT or MISLEADING. Why ?

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- The book page 380: “ ... these are the very stuff of the operations that gave the Mossad its name, BEFORE IT WAS TARNISHED BY FAILURES.”
- The audio book chapter 27 / minute 3.13: “ ... these are the very stuff of the operations that gave the Mossad its FAMOUS REPUTATION.”

TOTALLY OPPOSITE MEANING !!!

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“ ... then the reactions to its around the world, and especially in the immediate neighborhood, were SUBDUED”
- The audio book chapter 27 / minute 12.52: “ ... then the reactions to its around the world, and especially in the immediate neighborhood, were ENCOURAGING.”

TOTALLY OPPOSITE MEANING !!!

What does this mean !!! Is it audible? Is it the narrator? Is it the editor? Whose fault is it !!! And how can I trust listening to any audio book now !!!
I’m shocked and disappointed.


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  • Domico
  • 10-08-2016

great read

I was amazed at how much goings on there is in our world that we are not aware of. very informative !!

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  • oleg
  • 18-09-2013

great book !

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

it is great book and it basically tells the story of this conflict , it is very recommended for basic knowledge .

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  • JerryL
  • 14-07-2009

A Must Read !

This is probably the best audio book I have ever listened to about current events in the Middle East, specifically events in Iran and Israel.
The material is accurate, well researched and clearly presented.
As always, Dick Hill does a great job of narrating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-12-2009

the secret war with Iran

Excelent in all aspects. It makes you much more aware of the problems in the Middle East

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  • Robin in Alaska
  • 05-01-2021

Great History of Iranian Relationship with America

Overall I enjoyed this book, however Ronen Bergman's newest audio-book "Rise And Kill First' is far better in every respect. The story, the descriptions and the narration are good, it's just that his newest audio-book is far superior in every way. But that is just my humble opinion of course.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-2019

Trifecta!! Subject, Writing and Presentation

This is an incredibly important text or critical importance in understanding where we are and where we are heading.
Dick Hill is one of the greats.

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  • Masse
  • 07-05-2016

Good listen but bias

It is a good book to listen to but I found a lot more biased than I initially thought it to be. Although, the book covers both sides, the author is undoubtedly taking Israelis side and portraying them as saints compared to Iran/Hezbollah.

It is like mainstream journalism writing where the word "terrorist" in every sentence is attached to Iran or Hezbollah.

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