Death of a Nation: 9/11 and the Rise of Fascism in America

Death of a Nation: 9/11 and the Rise of Fascism in America

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Overview

The current political landscape reveals a divided nation. Many feel that the Trump Administration is steering America’s government in a totalitarian direction. Death of a Nation traces the beginnings of this shift in political climate, its development, and where it may be headed.

Was 9/11 engineered and designed to allow the Bush administration to hijack America’s democracy? Did fear mongering allow the US government to convince the American public that conducting huge, expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was a necessary counter to defeat fabricated culprits in the Middle East? Was this all a plot to induce a financial boom that robbed the middle class of its wealth and brought the world to its knees in 2008?

Examining the key players within America’s government, as well as the states that supported and carried out the attacks, Death of a Nation attempts to reveal that 9/11 was falsely portrayed by the Bush administration, and in fact carried out by elements within the United States government and military to further their own geopolitical and financial interests.

Death of a Nation provides a searing indictment of the role now played by America in global affairs and warns that, with a broken society and body politic, the world is seeing the rise of one of the most overtly fascist nations since the Second World War—creating profoundly disturbing implications for the future of humanity.

A generation is coming of age that doesn’t remember 9/11 happening, and knows of no world but this. We can’t allow this to be the new normal. Death of a Nation will change your view of the events of 9/11 and force you to question America’s self-appointed position as leader of the free world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510721258
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 310,976
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

George William Grundy is an English-Australian author, media professional, blogger, and businessman. Born in London in 1971, Grundy majored in Media at the University of Central England, then began a career in television production and international broadcast rights at the London offices of IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media, and fashion. Following IMG, Grundy founded a successful advertising company in Australia. Although already politicized and professionally attuned to the role and influence of the media, the events of 9/11 shifted Grundy’s relationship with geopolitics from captivated spectator to concerned student and aspiring commentator. George Grundy is currently based in Perth, Australia, with his wife and family.

Dylan Avery is an American filmmaker known for his film Loose Change, a 9/11 conspiracy documentary, which Vanity Fair referred to as “the first internet blockbuster.’ He also has directed multiple music videos, short films, and two documentaries entitled Buzzkill and the forthcoming Black and Blue. He lives with his faithful pitbull, Gordo, in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 September 11, 2001 1

1 World Trade Center 2

American Airlines Flight 11 2

United Airlines Flight 175 5

The Pod 6

Global Hawk 7

Raytheon 8

Dov Zakheim 9

Before Collapse 10

William Rodriguez 11

The Lobby 12

Eyewitnesses 13

Reaching the Fires 14

Fire and Energy 15

Rudy Giuliani 19

How the Towers Fell 20

Lack of Resistance 20

Evidence of Explosive Forces 22

Mark Loizeaux 25

Thermite 26

Removing the Steel 27

Molten Steel 28

How Explosives Could Have Been Planted 30

Larry Silverstein 32

2 Pentagon 35

Flight 77 35

Hani Hanjour 37

"Do the Orders Still Stand?" 38

Footage 40

Eyewitnesses 42

The C-130 43

After the Impact 44

Arlington Firefighters 45

Barbara Olson 45

Protecting Washington 47

The Doomsday Planes 47

The Hole, and the Lack of Evidence of a Plane 48

A Missile 52

3 Shanksville 53

Flight 93 53

Fighters Close In 56

Black Box Evidence 57

The Last Few Moments 58

Eyewitnesses 59

On the Ground 61

Why Cover Up a Shoot-Down 63

4 America's Defenses 66

FAA Before 9/11 66

Scrambling Fighters 66

FAA on 9/11 68

What Should Have Happened 69

FAA after 9/11 70

War Games 71

War Games in Progress 73

5 Tower Seven 77

Early Reports of Collapse 78

Barry Jennings 80

Controlled Demolition 81

Larry Silverstein and His Tenants 85

'Pull It' 86

FEMA 86

NIST 87

6 A Successful Attack 90

United 23 90

A Stand-Down 92

Operation Northwoods 92

Declaring the Air Clean 93

James Zadroga 94

After 9/11 95

Revolution 97

Part 2 Suspects and the Accused 103

7 Neo-Cons and the Bush Administration 104

History of the Neoconservative Movement 104

Project for the New American Century 106

The Bush Family 109

Before 2000 110

The 2000 Election 112

President 114

Bush on 9/11 116

Barksdale and Offutt 120

Putin 121

Bush after 9/11 121

2004 Election 126

Bush's Legacy 127

Richard Cheney 128

Cheney on 9/11 131

Angel is Next 134

We Control the Helicopters 138

Cheney after 9/11 138

Donald Rumsfeld 139

Rumsfeld on 9/11 141

Rumsfeld after 9/11 145

Richard Myers 148

John Ashcroft 150

8 US Intelligence Agencies 152

The Federal Bureau of Investigation 152

John O'Neill 155

Jerome Hauer 156

Sibel Edmonds 157

The Central Intelligence Agency 158

9 State Sponsors 161

Saudi Arabia 161

Saudi Visas 167

The Flight Out 168

Bandar Bush 170

Abu Zubaydah and the Dead Saudis 170

Pakistan 171

Saeed Sheikh 173

General Mahmud 173

Israel 176

Dancing Israelis 179

16 The Accused 182

Osama Bin Laden 182

In Afghanistan 183

Bin Laden Videos 185

Bin Laden's Escape 187

The Death of Osama bin Laden 188

Seymour Hersh 190

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 191

The "Hijackers" 193

Before America 194

Mohamed Atta 194

Atta on 9/11 197

Omar al-Bayoumi 198

Life in the US 201

Training 202

Financial Backing 204

Un-Islamic Behavior 205

The Curious Case of the Twentieth Hijacker 206

Colleen Rowley 207

Moussaoui's Trial 209

Part 3 The Cover Up 211

11 Prior Knowledge 212

No Warnings, Complete Surprise 212

Intelligence Warnings 213

No One Imagined It 214

Warnings 217

Moscow Bombings 218

Richard Clarke 219

Bojinka 221

Stock Market Activity 223

Tracking Trades 224

12 Official Intelligence and Government Inquiries 226

Fema 226

The Joint Inquiry of House and Senate Select Committees 227

The Missing Pages 229

The 9/11 Commission 233

Staffing 234

Hearings 239

The Report 241

Part 4 The Age of Terror 245

13 The Disappearance of Dissent 246

The Media 246

A Police State 247

14 From 2002 to 2003 252

Anthrax 252

The Recipients 253

The Reaction 255

The Grade 256

The Source 258

After the Attacks 260

The Media Frenzy of 2002 261

The Scare Campaign 263

Drumbeats for the Iraq War 264

Treason 265

15 Europe 268

France 268

Britain 269

Blair 271

The Protests 272

The Dodgy Dossier 273

Dr. David Kelly 275

After Iraq 279

Blair and Libya 281

The London Bombings 283

16 The War on Terror 285

The Patriot, and Other Acts 285

The War on Terror 289

CIA Torture 296

Rendition 299

Guantanamo 301

Zero Dark Thirty 303

Torture at Guantanamo 303

The Problem with Using Torture 308

Inmates 309

Shaker Aamer 309

Guantanamo Justice 311

17 Afghanistan 313

Afghanistan before 9/11 313

From 9/11 to the War 319

Ahmad Shah Massoud 320

A Morphing War 322

Opium 327

Denouement 329

18 Iraq 334

A Total Absence of Strategy 335

Prior Planning 338

Ahmed Chalabi 341

Mission Accomplished 342

Saddam's Capture 344

Occupation 345

James Steele 346

Abu Ghraib 348

Falluja, and Weapons of Mass Destruction 349

A Lot of Bad Apples 350

Stretching Army Resources 352

Private Profits 353

Blackwater 355

PTSD 357

Iraqi Sovereignty 359

The Result 360

19 Money and War 363

The Military Industrial Complex 363

Defense Spending 364

Homeland Security 367

Capitalism and Terrorism 369

20 Wall Street 373

Before the Crash 373

Mad Cows 375

9/11 and the Market 376

The Sub-Prime Boom 378

The System Breaks Down 382

Lehman Brothers 385

How Close We Came 386

Governments React 388

Some Win Big 394

After the Crash 395

Astronomical Remuneration and Wealth 397

Tax Evasion and Offshore Funds 399

The Effect on Society 401

A Radical Proposal 402

Part 5 Obama and Beyond 407

21 Drones 408

Anwar al-Awlaki 411

The Double-Tap 413

Drones over America 416

22 Surveillance Beyond the Rule of Law 420

NSA 420

Nowhere to Hide 426

Obama's Failure to Address the Past 430

23 Whistle-Blowers and Surveillance 433

Obama's War on Journalism 433

Chelsea Manning 435

Julian Assange 437

Edward Snowden 439

William Binney 441

State Surveillance in America 442

What This Means for American Society 443

24 The State of American Democracy 446

The Seeds of American Militarism 446

The Militarization of Police 447

Incarceration and Race 450

The War on Drugs 453

Drugs and Money 454

Drugs and Incarceration 458

The Harm Caused by the War on Drugs 461

Ending the War on Drugs 462

The National Rifle Association 464

Money and American Politics 467

25 American Fascism 471

Republicans Under Obama 471

Demographic Timebombs 472

Falling Behind 473

Never Ending War 476

The Rise of American Fascism 477

26 Trump 483

Genesis 483

The Campaign 484

Election Day 486

Trump's personality 490

Fascism 492

What Trump is Going to Do 494

Climate 498

Money 499

War 500

Change 502

Conclusion-The Death of a Nation 505

End 512

Bibliography 513

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