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A rare (unique?) opportunity to hear another voice on 9/11
on 12 January 2003
David Icke's reputation precedes him to a point where reading his work in an unprejudiced way is difficult. I've tried, and can only say that this book has been a revelation.
Following on from his study of a claimed political conspiracy in books I have not read, Mr Icke pieces together explanations of the mentality behind the current government of the United States and many other countries. I have not read these, and don't think you need to: this one can stand alone. The reasons behind war are investigated, and shocking precedents in which avoidable wars have been created with enthusiasm are shown. So where does this fit in with the World Trade Centre disaster ? Well, it wasn't bin Laden, it was planned by people in the US.
This bold, crazy, impossible statement turns out to be amazingly well supported. Icke may be considered an eccentric, even a charlatan, but his research is thorough and as the book shows, he does masses of it. While doing so he has uncovered some verifiable evidence which makes it undeniable: it wasn't Al Qaeda !
While presenting this evidence he is keen to make sure his evidence is clear, easy to understand, and conclusive. Incredibly, there's loads of it, and he's thorough with all of it. If there's a criticism, it's of his frequent, heartfelt colloquial remarks and the odd 'bollocks' etc. which enables his sceptics/critics to continue to sideline him as the unorthodox he is. I find his research and presentation otherwise to be thorough, compelling, well written and utterly devastating. I find it hard to argue that he isn't, ultimately, right in his claims.
If you don't trust Bush, Blair, etc., read this book to see why you were instinctively sceptical. If you trust them and believe in the 'bin Laden did it' theory and the war on terrorism, try seeing one of the few oppositions to this theory before you support the wars. The 'bin Laden' theory is, it is revealed, weak, full of holes, hard to support, but has been repeated enough to times to force most of us to believe it - as I did.
Research as thorough and with such wide-reaching implications as this deserves a far wider audience.