What do we really know about this extraordinary Afghan leader who has been called “the Afghan Che Guevarra” or “the lion of Panjshir”? Who really killed Massoud on September 9, 2001, two days prior to the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center? Was it real the work of Taliban/Al Qaeda operatives as many would like us to believe? We do know that there were two Arabs with stolen Belgian passports, one of whom was killd in the explosion and the other shot while trying to escape. Or was it a result of some other ‘hostile’ forces who wanted to get rid of this nationalistic leader, the ‘lion of Panjshir’?
In this book, author Andrew Ronald shares his experiences with the legendary Lion of Panjshir, Afghan leader Ahmed Shah Massoud. Killed mysteriously just two days before the Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center, Massoud has been called the ‘Afghan Che Guevara’ for his vision of his country’s future and his will and desire to fulfill that vision. Ronald’s writings and anecdotes give us a deep and crucial insight into the character, beliefs, and personal makeup of one of Central Asia’s most intriguing and important personalities over the last two decades.