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By Peter Dale Scott

This can be an bold, meticulous exam of the way U.S. overseas coverage because the Nineteen Sixties has ended in partial or overall cover-ups of prior household felony acts, together with, maybe, the disaster of 11th of September. Peter Dale Scott, whose earlier books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, the following probes how the guidelines of presidents considering the fact that Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist assault. Scott exhibits how America's growth into the area on the grounds that international conflict II has resulted in momentous mystery choice making at excessive degrees. He demonstrates how those judgements via small cliques are attentive to the agendas of non-public wealth on the price of the general public, of the democratic nation, and of civil society. He indicates how, in enforcing those agendas, U.S. intelligence organisations became concerned with terrorist teams they as soon as subsidized and helped create, together with al Qaeda.

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An urban civil society that was relatively free and open surpassed its neighbors in generating wealth. 21 And then, as Yale historian Paul Kennedy wrote in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, a military overstretch ensued that weakened the homeland economically and precipitated its decline. To the extent that wealth expanded, these extra-societal institutions came to lie outside the transparency of domestic civil society. In effect, they become both powerful and secret, and new elements of the state developed to interact with these institutions on a secret level.

28 Galbraith also notes the report of Nikita Khrushchev that at the peak of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Robert Kennedy told the Russian ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin: “Even though the President himself is very much against starting a war over Cuba, an irreversible chain of events could occur against his will… . If the situation continues for much longer, the President is not sure that the military will not overthrow him and seize power. S. military power. America’s ignominious departure from Vietnam silenced, for a generation, the “Prussians’” demand for the reckless use of American military force.

David MacGregor, King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario ”The Road to 9/11 provides an illuminating and disturbing history of the American government since World War II. Scott’s account suggests that the 9/11 attacks were a culmination of long-term trends that threaten the very existence of American democracy, and also that there has been a massive cover-up of 9/11 itself. ” David Ray Griffin, author of Debunking 9/11 Debunking The publisher gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Stephen M.

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