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"In this insider's report, Senator Bob Graham reveals faults in America's national security network severe enough to raise fundamental questions about the competence and honesty of public officials in the CIA, the FBI, and the White House." As a result of his Senate work, Graham has become convinced that the attacks of September 11 could have been avoided, and that the Bush administration's war on terrorism has failed to address the immediate danger posed by al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. His book is a reminder that at the highest levels of national security, now more than ever, intelligence matters.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400063529
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Graham
Bob Graham, a former two-term governor of Florida, served from 1987 to 2005 in the United States Senate, including ten years on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, which he chaired in 2001-2002. He currently leads the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and University of Miami.

Jeff Nusbaum is a partner in the speechwriting and strategy firm West Wing Writers. Former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, he is coauthor, with James Carville, of Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back.

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A Meeting in Malaysia The First Failures

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 5, 2000

Cameras clicked from a distance as nearly a dozen men gathered at the suburban condominium overlooking a Jack Nicklaus--designed golf course on the southern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Anyone who had happened upon the group would probably have found them eminently forgettable, a group of clean-cut Arab men in a diverse international city of one and a half million.

The meeting could have been a reunion of vacationing friends, or a gathering of graduate students. It wasn't. It was a summit of terrorists.

Two of the Saudi participants arriving at the placidly named Hazel Evergreen resort community were Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al- Mihdhar, who had already been identified by United States intelligence as terrorist operatives. They had been involved in planning and providing logistical support for the near-simultaneous bombings of the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that had killed 224 people and left more than 5,000 injured. Both would later hijack American Airlines flight number 77, and were restraining passengers as the Boeing 757 rammed into the Pentagon.

For American intelligence, the trail to the meeting in Malaysia began on the morning of August 7, 1998, in the rubble and confusion outside our embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

That morning, the ordinary bustle of Nairobi's Haile Selassie Avenue was shattered as a Toyota cargo truck exploded next to the five-story U.S. embassy. Within seconds, black smoke filled the sky and the road's tar paving ignited, setting fire to parked cars and passing buses. The blast shattered every window within a quarter-mile radius, blew the bombproof doors off the embassy, sucked out ceilings and furniture and people, and collapsed the four-story office building next door.

Less than five minutes earlier and nearly 450 miles away in Tanzania, a vehicle had driven onto the grounds of the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam and exploded, wrecking the entrance, blowing off parts of the building's right side, and setting cars ablaze.

One of those involved in the Nairobi bombing was a Yemeni named Mohamed Rashed Daoud al-Owhali. His job was a minor one. As the truck packed with explosives headed for the embassy, al-Owhali was to throw four flash grenades at the front door--bringing curious people toward the windows in order to make the truck's explosion all the more deadly.

Al-Owhali had expected to die in the blast. The truck bomb was supposed to detonate seconds after his task was finished, making him a martyr and assuring him a place in paradise. Instead, two things happened that kept al-Owhali alive. First, the truck's driver decided, before detonating the bomb, to fire a number of bullets at the embassy. Second, after throwing his flash grenades, al-Owhali ran. The seconds the driver spent picking up his gun allowed al-Owhali to get around the corner of the building, which, in standing up to the blast, also saved his life. When the bomb was detonated, al-Owhali was thrown from his feet; his arm and forehead were cut. A stranger put him into a car and took him to the hospital, where he was stitched up. He hid his gun in the bathroom of the hospital, then got into a cab and headed for an apartment where he expected to wait until he could arrange to be smuggled out of the country. When authorities began asking about an injured Arab, the taxi driver remembered both the passenger and the address.

Within two days of the bombing, al-Owhali was in custody, and--stunned and remorseful over the carnage he had helped bring about--willing to talk about the attack that was...

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the realities of today
1 A meeting in Malaysia 3
2 Arrival in America 11
3 Settled in San Diego 18
4 Beginning training 24
5 A gathering storm 32
6 Hanjour joins al-Hazmi 40
7 Teaming up 58
8 Terrorists on the move 66
9 Final preparations 72
10 Zero hour 91
11 The aftermath 103
12 A meeting at MacDill 122
13 The inquiry begins 129
14 Into the Middle East 142
15 Discoveries in San Diego 159
16 A "slam dunk"? 178
17 "Blood on your hands" 190
18 Stonewall 199
19 Final battles 211
Conclusion : the realities of today 217
App Lessons learned 235
Recommendations of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 255
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2005

    Stunning! What lies ahead?

    Intellingece Matters brings to light the many unanswered questions we have with the Saudis and their financial aid in the attacks on 9/11. This book takes you in depth as to the movements of the hijackers pre-9/11 giving the reader a look into the terrorists lives. A good read if you want deatil. A little disappointing to hear that Saudi Arabia has not been held accountable for their role in 9/11. This one is a MUST READ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2004

    Excellent!

    This book is written by a man who is on the inside. Thsi book confirms that the Bush White House has placed the interest of Saudi officials in front of our national security. It is also scary to realize they ignored General Franks and General Shinseki's advice, abandoning the hunt for Bin Laden to pursue a war in Iraq, which was basically a non threat. It's about time someone told it like it is!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2004

    Balanced and authentic

    Scary, jarring and inspired double takes. but very readable. Graham makes a solid case. It is good to dig deeper on issues of critical importance as our Nation's security and future, regardless of your political stripe, this is a good read. whomever wins in November needs to understand the lessons Bob Graham identified and get our zhit together, we need to do a better job.

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