1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Political Science - 560 pages
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1000 Years for Revenge is a groundbreaking investigative work that uncovers startling evidence of how the FBI missed dozens of opportunities to stop the attacks of September 11, dating back to 1989. Award-winning journalist Peter Lance explains how an elusive al Qaeda mastermind defeated the entire American security system in what the author calls "the greatest failure of intelligence since the Trojan Horse." Threading the stories of FBI agent Nancy Floyd, FDNY fire marshal Ronnie Bucca, and bomb-maker Ramzi Yousef, Lance uncovers the years of behind-the-scenes intrigue that put these three strangers on a collision course. An unparalleled work of investigative reporting and masterful storytelling, 1000 Years for Revenge will change forever the way we look at the FBI and the war on terror in the twenty-first century.

 

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This book is an interesting dot-to-dot that I could not put down. While I think most media should be read with a grain of salt, this is a perplexing view of what our top agencies knew or thought they knew. Read full review

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This is a very good book about Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden, and all the events in the terror spree of Al Qaeda.

Contents

Introduction
1
PART I
7
Black Tuesday
9
The Flying Firefighter
15
Blowback
22
The First Shots Fired
29
Al Qaedas New York Cell
38
Operation Iraqi Freedom One
49
How Many More Fires?
245
The Third Plot
253
Miracles from God
262
PART III
271
Truth from a Value Meal
273
Brad Smiths Biggest Get
283
A Chilling Warning
294
John Doe No 2
308

A Nest of Vipers
53
Blood in the City
64
Truth from the Ashes
72
Ice Water and Bombs
80
A Very Dangerous Job
95
Dot after Dot after Dot
105
The Black Bottomless Pit
116
PART II
125
The Fifth Battalion
127
The Ryder Sideshow
138
The 1 5 Million Man
150
The Bootleg Tapes
160
Into the Abyss
174
The Hunt for Rashed
187
Prepping for the Big Noise
198
The Western Front
209
The Temptress and the Spy
221
Delivering the Chocolates
231
The Devil Himself
319
The Bomb Maker and the Made Guy
333
Shut It Down
341
Ingenious Diabolical and Ruthless
349
Reconnaissance
357
The Drums Get Louder
370
An Egyptian Mole in the FDNY?
381
The Lost Chance in Malaysia
395
Someday Someone Will Die
408
The Black Hole
421
Operation Iraqi Freedom Two
433
Epilogue
448
A Note on Sources
453
Notes
457
FBI 302 Re Interrogation of Abdul Hakim Murad May 11 1995
499
Memo to Orrin G Hatch Re Investigation into Terrorism December 5 1995
519
Index
523
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Page 291 - I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.
Page 466 - In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper — either here in the United States, or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere — that mentioned any aspect of the September 1 1 plot."42 The absence of convincing evidence for the "nineteen Arabs...
Page 131 - This action was done in response for the American political, economical, and military support to Israel the state of terrorism and to the rest of the dictator countries in the region.
Page 132 - American people must know, that their civilians who got killed are not better than those who are getting killed by the American weapons and support. The American people are responsible for the actions of their government and they must question all of the crimes that their government is committing against other people. Or they - Americans - will be the targets of our operations that could diminish them.
Page 132 - ... on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah; but if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression.
Page 71 - Hit hard and kill the enemies of God in every spot to rid it of the descendants of apes and pigs fed at the tables of Zionism, communism, and imperialism'.
Page 250 - Unfortunately, our calculations were not very accurate this time. . . . However, we promise you that next time it will be very precise, and the World Trade Center will continue to be one of our targets in the US, unless our demands are met.
Page 444 - did not take control of a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center." The Minneapolis agent said that the headquarters agent told him, "[Tjhat's not going to happen. We don't know he's a terrorist. You don't have enough to show he is a terrorist. You have a guy interested in this type of aircraft - that is it.
Page 131 - For your own information, our army has more than hundred and fifty suicidal soldiers ready to go ahead. The terrorism that Israel practices (which is supported by America) must be faced with a similar one. The dictatorship and terrorism (also supported by America) that some countries are practicing against their own people must also be faced with terrorism. The American people must know, that their civilians who got killed are not better than those who are getting killed by the American weapons and...

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About the author (2009)

Peter Lance is the author of three previous works of investigative journalism, 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up, and Triple Cross. A former correspondent for ABC News, he covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Among his awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize and the Sevellon Brown Award from the Associated Press. He lives in California.

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