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A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You don’t need the expansive backgrounder on Al Qaeda to understand that if such a connection could be shown, the case for war would be far easier to make. Our wars don’t even supply plunder. This is one part of the book.

This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat In fact both Bush and Hussain wanted to eradicate Al Qaeda. Bamford’s “Puzzle Palace”, “Body of Secrets”, and “Shadow Factory” are worthy of a second visit, or first, if that be the case. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Now Bamford applies his relentless investigative drive and unparalleled access to intelligence sources to produce a headline-making book about the most pressing issues of the present day. Thinking, Fast and Slow.


It is also full of conspiracy theories, and lot of unconnected dots that Bamford tries to pull together. Made in USA, 5th edition. While under Reagan, Bush 41 and Clinton the intelligence agencies were not supported properly, it is under Bush 43 that the executive has tried to force the intelligence to support policy. Interesting, if nothing else. Alright, sorry for the digression, it serves to underscore the conclusion.

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This information, a preview of the attack, was either lost or disregarded in one of the intelligence failures that Bamford delineates in a most interesting book.

This part of the book can be summarized as the abuse of America’s intelligence agencies in order to fabricate a pretext for the war in Iraq, and achieve political goals on behalf of America and the Israeli government bamforf the process. Review does take place, however. Set up a giveaway. It’s more a personal commentary about the book and about wad issues the book raises.

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The third wwar focuses on how Bamford feels that the Bush administration and its pro-Israeli neo-conservatives deceived the American public, and the United Nations in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. Landon rated it liked it Dec 10, Jun 08, Minutes. So thorough was the deception that congress bought into it.


A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford

There only need to be people sympathetic to the terror group’s goals. The Plot to Seize the White House. Item s unavailable for purchase. I appreciate Mr Bamford’s work and have read several of his other books over the years.

James Bamford opens his book with 92 pages of recounting of what happened on Sept 11, I was struck by the similarity of how the press and public were manipulated by disinformation by the US and U. Share your thoughts with other customers.

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies

Important for people to read. The bomb detonated as planned, killing a Japanese businessman and disabling the plane, which was able to return to the airport with some difficulty.

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