On April 18, 1983 a truck drove into the entrance of the US embassy in downtown Beirut killing 63 people, including six CIA officers. Never before had the CIA lost so many officers in a single attack. In the weeks and months after the bombing top investigators from the CIA and FBI failed to solve the mystery of who was responsible. For Robert Baer, the CIA’s top operative in the Middle East, it became a lifelong obsession.
His investigation and the answers he found became the Emmy Award-nominated motion picture THE CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER. In the first film Bob uncovered the history and evolution of suicide bombing as a weapon of radical Islam. Now in this vital new film he discovers how the phenomenon has spread to the West and changed the role of women in the Middle East, and crucially tells us how this threat can be defeated.
With shocking footage of actual suicide bombings and interviews with failed suicide bombers, The CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER is the most definitive documentary on suicide bombers ever produced.
Baer himself says: “I almost look at the CULT OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER films as a CIA briefing. In the CIA, we were taught to go to policy makers and tell them what we believe is the absolute truth. For me, the CULT films are the absolute truth.”