The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America

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University of California Press, Sep 4, 2007 - History - 432 pages
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This is an ambitious, meticulous examination of how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11. Peter Dale Scott, whose previous books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, here probes how the policies of presidents since Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist attack. Scott shows how America's expansion into the world since World War II has led to momentous secret decision making at high levels. He demonstrates how these decisions by small cliques are responsive to the agendas of private wealth at the expense of the public, of the democratic state, and of civil society. He shows how, in implementing these agendas, U.S. intelligence agencies have become involved with terrorist groups they once backed and helped create, including al Qaeda.
 

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Audiobook. Fascinating. Well-researched. Objective. Does not jump to conclusions. Asks more questions than it answers, but they are the questions that still need answers. Hopeful conclusion that the people of the US on both sides of the aisle can rise up against the deep state. Read full review

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This book covers a period from immediately after WWII to the presidency of Bush the younger. It traces various efforts, and the connections between them, to steer the course of events and to maintain ... Read full review

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Contents

2 Nixon Kissinger and the Decline of the Public State
26
Ford Rumsfeld and Cheney
50
4 Brzezinski Oil and Afghanistan
65
5 Carters Surrender to the Rockefellers on Iran
80
6 Casey the Republican Countersurprise and the Bank of Credit and Commerce International 1980
93
7 Afghanistan and the Origins of al Qaeda
114
8 The AlKifah Center al Qaeda and the US Government 198898
138
9 The Pre911 Coverup of Ali Mohamed and al Qaeda
151
12 The 911 Commission Report and Vice President Cheney
194
13 The 911 Commission Reports and Cheneys Deceptions about 911
212
14 Cheney the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Continuity of Government
236
911 and the Future of America
246
Glossary of Open Politics
267
Notes
273
Bibliography
391
Index
405

10 Al Qaeda and the US Establishment
161
11 Parallel Structures and Plans for Continuity of Government
180

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About the author (2007)

Peter Dale Scott is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (1993) and Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1996), both from UC Press.

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