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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In Body of Secretshe took readers inside the ultrasecret agency, charting its deeds and misdeeds from its founding in to the end of the twentieth century. English Choose a language for shopping. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bamford is particularly good at exposing Bush’s abuse of intelligence information and both he and Halper and Clarke agree on the crucial and irresponsible manipulation of the “Clean Break” ofr of getting rid of Saddam which had been commissioned in Israel and submitted to Netanyahu, who rejected it, and Bush who enacted it.

In The Puzzle PalaceJames Bamford revealed the existence of the NSA, the largest, most secretive, and best-financed intelligence organization in the world.

A Pretext for War

Now Bamford applies his relentless investigative drive and unparalleled access to intelligence sources to produce a headline-making book about the most pressing issues of the present day. The rest as they say is history except for jamss point.

Uames is no doubt that they wanted the U. One person found this helpful. He presents mucho specificity in support of the fact that the Iraq was had little or nothing to do with the rationales for war presented by the administration. Deception, 9;11 and the Loss of Liberty. Lots of information in this book. Study after study has come up with nothing to substantiate the lies.

I hate the war, I was wrong to have supported Bush and the war.

The Plot to Seize the White House. The intelligence agencies failed to successfully fog on Iraq but the NSA did eavesdrop on the UN diplomats from the Security Council member nations like Cameroon that were undecided on whether or not to vote for the war; they were then bribed into voting with the U.


No Place to Hide. Nothing in this book did I dislike. 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.

It is also full of conspiracy theories, and lot of unconnected dots that Bamford tries to pull together. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page ja,es of 1. The second part tells about their role in launching the Iraq War. Worth reading for the inside look wag the U. James Bamford makes a convincing case that the United States was ill-served by our intelligence communities before in Pretext for War. The whole “reveal” scene consists of excerpts presented from this anonymous source.

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The bomb detonated as planned, killing a Japanese businessman and disabling the plane, which was able to return to the airport with some difficulty. I don’t prettext a solution. It clealy shows that reasons and evidence for invading Iraq were in place long before the attack. Thinking, Fast and Slow. In a few short pages, Bamford tells us that at five minutes past noontime on Sept 11, George Tenet passed a note to Donald Rumsfeld that said that at 9: The legacy of Gulf War 2.

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. The Great War of Our Time. The astonishing thing is that the NSA had information about the hijackers, they knew Osama was about to do something big, the FBI had information that airplanes would be used as weapons, the hijackers entered the country using their real names, they took flying lessons, they lived in a hotel within blocks of the NSA, used credit cards for their purchases, communicated daily with Osama and others using public chat rooms, and called him on the phone to discuss the impending operation.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In the Garden of Beasts. The foreign media outmatched ours by far in getting the story right. 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.



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

While under Reagan, Bush 41 and Clinton the intelligence agencies were not supported properly, it is under Bush 43 that the executive has tried to force the intelligence to support policy. Unfortunately the notes stop with the very page this source is first referenced, the last note relating to an unrelated quip made by Secretary Powell, presented a couple of paragraphs before this super-important anonymous is bsmford referenced.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The message said that there was yet a fourth target. Filled with unprecedented new revelations, from the sites of “undisclosed locations” to the actual sources of America’s Waar East policy, A Pretext for War” is essential reading for anyone concerned about the security of the United States. A Game of Thrones. The trend is away from public scrutiny, when, in my opinion, more is needed. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

In A Pretext for War, acclaimed 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?

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