The book offers a fascinatng and chilling account of the events of 9/11, its aftermath and gruesome pre-history. The authors have sifted through thousands of documents and presented, as best as can be achieved, an authentic narrative, sparing few of the myriad characters and agencies that populate its pages, including the deluded hijackers and their deranged mentor, Osama bin Laden; the hapless, obstructive, often duplicitous intelligence gatherers in the CIA and FBI; the evasions and treachery of foreign governments such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, while George W Bush emerges as a lost soul under the influence of a hard-line Vice President.
The root cause of the 9/11 massacre is traced to the historic conflict between Israel and Palestine, starting with the post WW2 ocupation of Palestine and the eviction from its borders of its own citizens and the continuing US support for Israel. Many will be deeply uneasy about the revelations in these pages.
Iraq was never considered at top government levels to be a player in the hijackings but was singled out to satisfy a public lust for revenge. The major players were Saudi Arabia from where fifteen of the nineteen hijackers came and which funded Osama bin Laden, through well placed royal princes; and Pakistan which was a recipient of Saudi largesse and which colluded with Osama bin Laden and offered him shelter.
The Bush family have been close associates of the ruling Saudi Royal family for generations and there is a revealing aacount of George W enjoying a convivial cigar with its crown prince, Ambassasdor Prince Bandar on the White House balcony just two days after the atrocityof 9/11.The massacre, apparently, was barely mentioned.
This book is shocking in its revelations and will be deeply disturbing for many of those involved.It is a compelling work by the two authors.