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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So not knowing any better, the elite of the federal govt headed for nuclear bunkers. The recent disclosure of this spy story, coming after Bamford’s book, supports the author’s position. I won’t call this a formal review.

The first part describes in detail the hours before, during, and after the crashing of the two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York. Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with James Bamford.

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

Would you like us to take another look at this review? This is all of part I and most bamcord part II. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.

The American Enterprise Institute’s Project for a New American Century was a good start and led to more clues and into the right directions.

Buy the Audiobook Download: Aside from the questionable morality of such behavior, one wonders whether it will work in the long run or perhaps come back to bite us in the ass. Too many of our great citizen soldiers were killed in the process, too many innocent Iraqi civilians became collateral prerext to one faction or another and by that I guess we’re talking hundreds of thousands killed, injured, or otherwise adversely affected.

May 10, Imprint: The Signal and the Noise. No Place to Hide. Playing to the Edge. Retrieved from ” https: Write a customer review. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Made in USA, 5th edition. The Plot to Seize the Pgetext House. There is no doubt that they wanted the U.


Jun 23, Alvin rated it really liked it. Bamford’s “Puzzle Palace”, “Body of Secrets”, and “Shadow Factory” are worthy of a second visit, or first, if that be the case. The Mysterious Affair at Styles. A very interesting book. Dec 24, Ushan rated it liked it.

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

The terrorists claimed the attacks were in protest of American Israeli policies, particularly the savage attack on a Lebanese town in which numerous women and children were killed. Nov 13, Aram rated it it was amazing. Read it Forward Read it first. I give this book a five star for the powerful indictment of W that it is and partially to counteract the idiots who cannot embrace something that supports their cause because it does not fit their version of reality.

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It seems to me it’s likely that the reality was as he characterizes. This book made me more curious about George Tenet. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure t In A Pretext for Waracclaimed author James Bamford—whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency—draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expos?

Now, when you consider that the above standard is often how many primary sources get treated by so-called journalists everywhere within the mainstream media, you begin to understand why Bamford’s heavy reliance on mainstream media articles and publications doesn’t help to bolster my overall confidence in the credibility of his arguments. Hussain had attempted to kill Bush senior, George W’s mother, wife and brothers during their visit to Kuwait.

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Paperbackpages. Those who critcize this book for what it is not – more conspiracy theory, are making a HUGE mistake by failing to appreciate it for what it is – a powerful indictment of W without using a single fact that can be disputed.


Intense amount of history at least I thought on various agencies both in US and abroad. I remember thinking and feeling that even if the intelligence wasn’t solid, even if we didn’t end up finding the WMDs we decided to fight to find and destroy, the war would still be worth it to liberate the population from an evil tyrant, and to finish the unfinished business of Bush’s Gulf War well, it felt unfinished to me at the time, as close as we were to totally collapsing the bombed-out shell of a regime we’d left Hussein’s government then.

An anonymous CIA official tells that they were ordered, “If Bush wants to go to war, it’s your job to give him a reason to do so. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Wwr that none of these items would appear suspicious to airport security or show up on an x-ray.

For Bush it was personal. Rumsfeld has gradually lobbied for and been giving extraordinary powers for “black bag” operations around the world see Seymour Hersh’s article in the January 24th, issue of The New Yorker. While Halper and Clarke place the topic of going to war into an historical scholarly framework, Bamford, a journalist, gives us a contemporary account of the major events in the formation of Al Qaeda petext the activities in the intelligence services leading to the war against Iraq.

Iraq is still a broken country today. Under some the wad problem was not providing the funds and leadership.