German Authorities Concerned about Far-Left Terror Manual
An anonymous “how to” of terrorism techniques is circulating in Germany’s far-left scene, much to the consternation of authorities. As well as tips on making bombs, the “Anarchist Cookbook”-knockoff reveals how to outfox the police, saw down power poles and stop trains.
Back in the 1970s, no self-respecting left-wing militant was without a copy of “The Anarchist Cookbook,” a compendium of recipes for concocting home-made explosives and other strategies for taking on The Man. Now a newly penned manual of urban guerrilla warfare is causing concern among Germany’s security authorities.
According to sources in security circles, an 80-page pamphlet entitled “Prisma” (“prism”) has recently been circulating in the far-left scene. The anonymous publication includes tips for carrying out terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage, and includes instructions for constructing various kinds of bombs with time fuses and special grappling hooks which can be used to stop trains. The book also describes techniques for sawing down power poles and has several chapters devoted to investigative methods used by the police, describing in detail how urban guerrillas can cover their tracks and shake off tails.