The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America / Edition 1

The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America / Edition 1

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by Peter Dale Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520237730

ISBN-13: 9780520237735

Pub. Date: 09/04/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520237735
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Preface: The America We Knew and Loved: Can It Be Saved?     xi
Introduction: Wealth, Empire, Cabals, and the Public State     1
Nixon, Kissinger, and the Decline of the Public State     26
The Pivotal Presidency: Ford, Rumsfeld, and Cheney     50
Brzezinski, Oil, and Afghanistan     65
Carter's Surrender to the Rockefellers on Iran     80
Casey, the Republican Countersurprise, and the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, 1980     93
Afghanistan and the Origins of al Qaeda     114
The Al-Kifah Center, al Qaeda, and the U.S. Government, 1988-98     138
The Pre-9/11 Cover-up of Ali Mohamed and al Qaeda     151
Al Qaeda and the U.S. Establishment     161
Parallel Structures and Plans for Continuity of Government     180
The 9/11 Commission Report and Vice President Cheney     194
The 9/11 Commission Report's and Cheney's Deceptions about 9/11     212
Cheney, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Continuity of Government     236
Conclusion: 9/11 and the Future of America     246
Glossary of Open Politics     267
Notes     273
Bibliography     391
Index     405

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