Road to 9/11 Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America

ISBN-10: 0520258711
ISBN-13: 9780520258716
Edition: 2008
Authors: Peter Dale Scott
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

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

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