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The War on Freedom: How and Why America Was Attacked September 11, 2001 [Paperback]

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Progressive Press; 3 edition (11 Sep 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930852400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930852405
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 14.7 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 353,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A disturbing expose of the American government's hidden agenda, before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A wide range of documents show US officials knew in advance of the 'Boeing bombing' plot, yet did nothing. Did the attacks fit in with plans for a more aggressive US foreign policy? Nafeez Ahmed examines the evidence, direct and circumstantial, and lays it before the public in chilling detail: how FBI agents who uncovered the hijacking plot were muzzled, how CIA agents trained Al Qaeda members in terror tactics, how the Bush family profited from its business connections to the Bin Ladens, and from the Afghan war. A 'must read' for anyone seeking to understand America's New War on Terror.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very well researched and troubling book 21 Jun 2006
Contrary to the single poor review here, this book is actually extremely well researched and carefully documents its numerous information sources (hundreds of them). The author's arguments are logical and careful and raise serious questions that need answers.

I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a cold clear dose of truth about events relating to 9/11
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This book is very thoroughly researched! It reads a bit like a detective investigation and is every bit as gripping, using published sources (newspaper, interviews, testimony) to draw the reader beyond the official explanation of 9/11.
Suffice to say, Nafeez's conclusions are even more shocking than the thought of a terrorist net outwitting the CIA, FBI and military of the world's only superpower.
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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ye shall know the truth? 28 Aug 2003
"Afghanistan had been planned for several years prior to the terrible tragedy that occurred on 11th September on US soil...[It] then considers the development of Afghanistan as well as within the United States, as a consequence of the US-led military intervention that began Ocotber 2001....Neither the facts, nor the inferences I draw therefrom, are palatable. However, they are worthy of urgent consideration, not only from members of the public, but by our purported political leaders and representatives..."
"...Huey Long once said, 'Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism'. I'm afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security."
Nafeez Moseaddeq Ahmed, Preface
and quote from Jim Garrison, New Orleans
District Attorney, 1967, from the Conclusion
There are not words to describe the courage it will take anyone, conservative or liberal, left, right or center, to read this book from cover to cover and sit with the new world you will be looking at afterwards. Ahmed, through more than *six hundred* footnotes, political and historical analysis, quotes of everyone from European and Afghani political analysts to New York stockbrokers to American congressman and FBI agents--and some of the most erudite, plain language scholarship I have ever read--irrevocably changes one's view of history and current events such that one is left with the profoundly disturbing fact not by saying that his main theory is true, but by proving unqeustionably that it is POSSIBLE.
This is not an America-hating rant, the likes of which would make it the international antithesis (i.e. siamese twin) of much of the pro-American "literature" coming from the far right nowadays.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE book on 9/11 17 Sep 2002
By A Customer
This book will make you question the official version of events surrounding America's worst ever terrorist attack. The author raises many excellent points, and asked important questions too. For example, who blocked investigation of known bin Laden associates? and why were warnings ignored by American intelligence agencies in the weeks before 9/11?. This is not a book Bush or Blair would want us to read, but the British based author presents us with the facts, so that we can draw our own conclusions. I strongly recommend this book.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrible posibility 30 Mar 2004
When 9/11 happened I had just arrived home from work here in Germany. My wife pointed me to the television and what I saw made me feel ill. Before my eyes the north tower was ablaze when suddenly another aircraft, flight 175, smashed into the south tower. Two hits in half an hour, this was not an accident. Then more chaos as more planes crashed. I was as bewildered as anyone but watching Bush later that evening alarm bells started ringing in my head. He is one of those people you just would not buy a second hand car from and now, having read Nafeez Ahmed's book, I now would not let him near my children.
This book brings together some of the themes that I have come across in the writings of other authors but it also coldly introduces extensive new material that at the very least requires the reader to question their beliefs concerning the events of 9/11. I had the feeling that I had not been told the whole truth but this book has convinced me that we have been lied to. Read it! I honestly believe that we all should. I remember my father standing with his back to the fire when the BBC announced that Bobby Kennedy had been gunned down. "They have killed them", he said. I did not understand who "they" were. I do now and I think that "they" were there on 9/11.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As many questions as answers 21 Oct 2002
By A Customer
A superb book, thoroughly recommended which asks a lot of questions, and gives a lot of answers. This puts September 11th and the "War on Terror" in an even more frightening context. Ever wondered why Bush smirked as he told the world america was under attack? Why military planes were noticeable by their absence? Why the US were planning action in Afghanistan at the beginning of 2001 to take place in October? Why the intelligence agencies saw nothing coming? Read this book.
The most frightening thing is that this is not thw work of a wacky conspiracy theorist - the references are reliable (Guardian, Independent, Times, NY Times, CNN, etc.)
But this book if you want to understand the kind of world we live in.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth will out........ eventually 1 April 2003
By Ian K
There has been so much written about the Sep 11th events that has been firmly in the conspiracy theory camp that serious studies like this one can be undermined.
This is an excellent work and presents us with some facts that we all find uncomfortable. Why were air force Standard Operating Procedures not followed on that fateful day? Why were Air Force jets kept on the ground whilst the atcaks were taking place? How much was known by the Bush administration before the event? These questions keep coming up and cannot be put to one side as conspiracy theories. Facts are facts - what is behind them is a matter of debate but this book presents you, clamy, with some very disturbing evidence. No ranting, just a calm voice. For many, this book will be "red pill" from which there is no turning back.
A special section at the end of the book - the "backword" is worth the price of the book alone. It gives a compelling and authoratitive view of world events leading up to Sep 11th. Again, it is disturbing stuff, but we live in disturbed times. This should be taken very seriously by anyone concerned about world peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Though now dated in terms of time a riveting and compelling analysis...
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Published on 27 May 2010 by Omar Farid
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading to understand what is happening in the world today
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Published on 30 Dec 2009 by Pablo
4.0 out of 5 stars a story that begs comprehension
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In The War on Freedom, Nafees wrote a story that begs comprehension: he presents what he views as compelling evidence that the US government instigated... Read more
Published on 5 July 2009 by Thomas S.Karat
5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening stuff
Fantastic reading i couldnt put the book down until i,d finished it. Always thought CIA got JFK and this more or less confirms it for me and with the recent lady Di thing it makes... Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2007 by William Kay
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a serious political treatise
This isn't a serious book - if you're interested in developing a genuinely critical insight into the reality of world affairs, it's worth starting out with some of the well-known... Read more
Published on 15 May 2006 by Rohan Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars A miscalculated provocation
This formidably documented book is not a final verdict on the 9/11 attacks, but it clearly exposes some very strange and disturbing facts. Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2005 by Luc REYNAERT
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