The credibility of the author is heavily dented because of his deficient evaluation of Osama bin Laden. The author claims that OBL bears responsibility for inspiring, authorizing or directing the mass-murder of September 11, 2001. This unsubstantiated accusation is expressed throughout the present book. A cautious and serious scholar would refrain from expressing such an accusation against a person who has not been charged by any public authority for complicity in this mass-murder. The author has totally ignored crucial facts.Read more . . .
I recommend this book for those who wish to know more about the professional Islam-bashers of the United States (although the coverage of this scene is by far not comprehensive). For those who wish to understand the political agenda of Islamophobia, its strategical role for US imperialism and to the role played by government-manufactured “Islamic terrorism”, the book will be of little value.Read more . . .
The DRS – the Algerian secret service – systematically infiltrated insurrectionary Islamist groups such as the GIA and from 1992 onwards launched its own fake guerrilla groups, including death squads disguised as Islamists. In 1994, the DRS managed to place Jamel Zitouni, one of the Islamists it controlled, at the head of the GIA. DRS-agents – with French connivance – bombed the PARIS metro in 1995.Read more . . .
The author, who died in 2013, was an Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India and one-time head of the counter-terrorism division of the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency. In his book, he unquestionably attributeed the events of 26/11 to the Pakistani organization LeT and suggested ISI responsibility. The book does not dwell on details and does not contain references to sources. It contains affirmation upon affirmation that the author does not bother to substantiate. The author does not attempt to hide his admiration for Israel and the United States and his hatred for Pakistan (He often refers to “The Pakistanis” as evil). This does not mean that what he presents as facts is false (or true), but indicates his partiality, representative of the Indian elite.Read more . . .
From the above account it appears that the authors of The Siege were cooperating with intelligence agencies in India and the United States in promoting the official legend on 26/11. I have given the authors sufficient formal notice to address the above points. They chose not to answer my enquiry. I think potential buyers should know what they contemplate to buy.Read more . . .
The author is Director of the Center of Security Studies and of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He worked for many years at RAND Corporation. His books on terrorism have been translated into several languages. He is often invited by mainstream media to comment on terrorism issues. While utterly useless as a textbook on terrorism, Bruce Hoffman’s book can be profitably used by aspiring academic prostitutes.Read more . . .
The author, a former CIA official, purports to write scholarly books. I have analysed a paper by the author, Bruce Riedel, published on November 30, 2008 by the Brookings Institution entitled “Terrorism in India and the Global Jihad.” The paper was written in the wake of the Mumbai attacks. Approximately half of all factual statements made in this short essay are either baseless, wrong or unsubstantiated.Read more . . .
The White House Office of the Press Secretary June 29, 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/29/remarks-john-o-brennan-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counter Remarks of John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on Ensuring al-Qa’ida’s Demise – As Prepared for Delivery Paul H. Nitze School of … Read more . . .
Bets Off on Terror Futures Index Associated Press 07.29.03 WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will abandon a plan to establish a futures market to help predict terrorist strikes, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday. Sen. John Warner … Read more . . .
The Case for Terrorism Futures Noah Shachtman 07.30.03 Critics blasted policy-makers Tuesday for dropping a controversial plan to create a futures market to help predict terrorist strikes. Legislators like Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) may have found the Pentagon’s Policy … Read more . . .
Terrorism spurs interest in Israeli tech Dec. 21, 2008 Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST The Defense Ministry and Israeli security companies have received a growing number of requests for homeland security technology since the terror attacks in Mumbai last … Read more . . .
The key to terror, the key to terrorism, is not the act—but the fear of the act.
That is why bin Laden and his deputies and his imitators are forever putting together videotaped statements and releasing virtual infomercials with dire threats and heart-stopping warnings.
But why is the Republican Party imitating them?
Bin Laden puts out what amounts to a commercial of fear; The Republicans put out what is unmistakable as a commercial of fear.
The Republicans are paying to have the messages of bin Laden and the others broadcast into your home.
Only the Republicans have a bigger bank roll.
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Stocks: 5 years after 9/11The worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil changed many things around the world. Wall Street’s one of them.By Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.com senior writerSeptember 11 2006: 2:23 PM EDT NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Five years after the … Read more . . .
Amid furor, Pentagon kills terrorism futures marketBoxer calls program ‘very sick’ Wednesday, July 30, 2003 Posted: 1737 GMT ( 1:37 AM HKT) Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz faced tough questions from lawmakers about the program. WASHINGTON (CNN) — Facing an outcry … Read more . . .
New York signs pact to boost transit security The $212M project includes rollout of software, cameras and sensors citywide News Story by Jaikumar Vijayan AUGUST 29, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) – New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) last week said it has … Read more . . .
Data Analysis May Help LAPD Fight Terrorism New system also targets organized crime and gangs News Story by Heather Havenstein JANUARY 16, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) – The Los Angeles Police Department’s counterterrorism unit next month will begin using a new data-analysis … Read more . . .
Microsoft, Australian gov’t sign security deal Some observers are skeptical about scope of arrangement News Story by Michael Crawford APRIL 05, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD AUSTRALIA) – The Australian federal government has signed a whole-of-government agreement with Microsoft to exchange information on … Read more . . .