When the Eagle Screams: America's Vulnerability to Terrorism

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Overview

When The Eagle Screams is the book that predicted the terrorist tragedies.

Author Stephen Bowman, who predicted the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City terrorist acts, details problems and solutions.

The February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City shattered this nation's belief in our invulnerability to terrorism. Based on five years of extensive research and interviews with experts and even terrorists ...

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Overview

When The Eagle Screams is the book that predicted the terrorist tragedies.

Author Stephen Bowman, who predicted the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City terrorist acts, details problems and solutions.

The February 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City shattered this nation's belief in our invulnerability to terrorism. Based on five years of extensive research and interviews with experts and even terrorists themselves, this frightening work reveals America's alarming exposure to political violence.

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Bowman sets out to prove that a single terrorist could bring the United States's oil supplies to a halt, incinerate an entire city, and perhaps even destroy the country's electrical grids or stop the world's money supply-all to challenge cherished democratic and economic principles. In sometimes thrilling prose, he describes many incidents that may have been the work of terrorists operating in the United States. Unfortunately, little solid evidence is given to support his assertions. There is some truth, however dificult to surmise, in Bowman's overall conclusions regarding the difficult relationships that Westerners may have with the rest of humanity, but these difficulties can be remedied only when acts of violence are desensationalized. As public opinion is mobilized further to enlarge the gulf separating us from the rest of the world, basic issues become more difficult to address, especially those concerning right vs. wrong. Unfortunately, this volume does not contribute to any kind of entente between peoples and, seemingly in an effort to scare the reader, reaches doubtful conclusions.-Joseph A. Kechich- ian, Rand Corp., Santa Monica, Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595210084
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Interview With William Colby
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 When Terrorism Hits Home 3
2 The Players 11
3 Profile of a Terrorist 43
4 The Sleeping Giant 64
5 The Spawning of a Terrorist Plot 74
6 Domestic Terrorist Groups 81
7 Ease of Access - to Materials, to American Shores, to Sensitive Facilities 96
8 The Vulnerable National Infrastructure 107
9 The Explosive Mixture of Terrorism and Liquid Gas 110
10 Gas and Oil as Terrorist Targets 116
11 The Electric Grid 124
12 Nuclear Energy 129
13 Jurassic Park and Biological Warfare 138
14 The Vulnerability of Computer Intelligence and Communications 151
15 Immigration: A Catalyst to Chaos 171
16 Counterterrorism 179
17 A National Energy Security Policy to Combat Terrorism, Save Money, and Reduce Dependence on Foreign Countries 197
18 Foreign Policy: Should the United States and the West Fight Terrorism With Terrorism? 204
19 When Cultures Clash 211
20 Democracy Versus Terrorism 221
Bibliography 235
Index 241
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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    A good read

    Very well put together. The author made some very good points about how things work. Very interesting and easy to understand

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2000

    'Eagle' Predicted Terrorist Acts Against The U.S.

    The experts didn't think terrorists were coming to the U.S., but Bowman knew they were on the way. 'Eagle' predicted the World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing, and even gave profile descriptions of the terrorists in advance. The predictions are on target, and this is a must read for concerned Americans.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    A view of 1994...

    There are parts of this book that I agree with, and parts that I don't. Some parts are wacky conservative, and some parts are wacky liberal. This book chalenged my world view. Overall a good slice of the early nineties, and a foreshadowing of thext couple of decades. The interviews and partial interviews are by far the best part of the book, and I would recomend this book for them alone.
    JW

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    What a fascinating book!

    Even though this was written before 9/11, this book reveals the fragile nature of the infrastructure of the USA. Our politicians talk about a lot of useless rhetoric, but take no action to maintain the security of our country. I'm certain they want our country destroyed for some stupid political reason. We all will have to answer to God about our actions here on Earth. Even if you don't believe in God, you will find out soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    A real eye opener

    The problems facing this nation was pointed nearly 20 years ago and nobody wants to listen. He has so many answers to the problems we are facing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Not for me

    I could not get into this book for some reason. I am sure it is a good read, but not for me.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 22, 2012

    When the Eagle Screams

    Ok so anyway if the world was being taking over by terriost then wouldn't the world be protected with police and al the other guys and anyway wouldn't the we just be safe so im going to tell you a little about what i think the world should be like right now it should be were kids rule the world the world and parents would have to listen to us and we could eat whatever we wanted to if you agree post i comment on this book part and leave me a little message this maxwell beck

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