2007 Threat #09 Terrorism Top Books

Earth Threat #9: Terrorism

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Century
1.  Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts That Will Shape the 21st Century by Ralph Peters
The list author says:
“I just got a review copy, am putting this at the top of the list because this is the single best book slamming our corrupt Republican and Democratic party leadership that are exploiting our brave troops for private selfish gain and against the best interests of all patriotic Americans.”
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Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders That Gave Rise to Radical Islam, Terrorist Regimes, and the Threat of an American Hiroshima
2.  Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders That Gave Rise to Radical Islam, Terrorist Regimes, and the Threat of an American Hiroshima by Paul L. Williams
The list author says:
“Great book by an author that some consider to be exaggerating, but I consider to be refreshing.”
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Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
3.  Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
“This is the first credible book on the Clinton-Bush legacy of ignoring terrorism.”
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Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
4.  Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency by Lou Dubose
The list author says:
“23 explicitly documented high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Dick Cheney–and not a sound from anyone I can hear.”
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The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11
5.  The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 by Ron Suskind
The list author says:
“One of two books documenting the 25 high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Dick Cheney.”
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In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror
6.  In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror by Anthony D. Romero
The list author says:
“Worth including because America has become a police state.  Not only is Halliburton building prison camps in the US for US citizens, but US soldiers are being asked if they would be willing to disarm US citizens–those that say yes stay home, those that say no go to Iraq.”
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Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror
7.  Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror by Michael Scheuer
The list author says:
“The best possible account from inside the CIA, makes Tenet out to be a fraud.”
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At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA
8.  At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA by George Tenet
The list author says:
“Tenet blew it.  He was too busy pandering to keep his job to actually be effective.  He also fails to note that in the ten years prior to becoming DCI (because no one else wanted the job), he was active participant in dismantling the US Intelligence Community.  See my longer review.  In his own words, “we don’t know xyz.”   Amazon does not allow the actual word beginning with s!”
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See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism
9.  See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
The list author says:
“Robert Baer, a decorate clandestine services officer, tells it like it is.  The US Government failed its citizens for lack of ethics, insight, and will.”
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Breakpoint
10.  Breakpoint by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
“The novel side, sometimes fiction allows you to say things that cannot be said in non-fiction–see also his book on Against All Enemies.”
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Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy
11.  Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy by Andrew Cockburn
The list author says:
“We have two village idiots and a master thief to thank for our current troubles.  This is the second village idiot.”
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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
12.  Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror by Mahmood Mamdani
The list author says:
“See my longer review, this is a very important book.”
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Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror
13.  Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror by Mark Danner
The list author says:
“Cheney and Rumsfeld led us into a quagmire in which America has not only lost blood, treasure, and spirit, but its moral standing as well, which Will and Ariel Durant tell us in Lessons of History is a strategic asset of incalculable value.”
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
14.  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  Superb review that shows us that terrorism (or asymmetric warfare) goes back to the 1940’s with opposition to despotic dictators that the West and Russia supported against their own people.”
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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
15.  The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  A top notch effort.”
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Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
16.  Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert Anthony Pape
The list author says:
“Brilliant work.  My own thesis in 1976 (free at OSS.Net in Early Papers) found that it is middle class well-educated and well-off individuals that rebel against dictators.  The fastest way to cool Bin Laden is to withdraw our military and our financial assistance to both Israel and the Arab dictators that refuse to aid Palestinians.”
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First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan
17.  First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary C. Schroen
The list author says:
“This is the other great CIA book.”
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Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander
18.  Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander by Ralph Pezzullo
The list author says:
“This is one of two superb book that make it clear that CIA and Special Forces and the Air Force won Afghanistan, and CIA had “eyes on” Bin Laden for 4 days.  Tommy Franks refused to put a Ranger battalion around Bin Laden’s known path, OR he was ordered not to by Don Rumsfeld,  who also allowed the Pakistanis to evaculate 3000 Taliban and Al Qaeuda from Tora Bora with an all-night air corridor.”
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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
19.  All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
The list author says:
“See also my list on Blowback, Dissent, and Anti-Americanism.  Also the book, The Fifty Year Wound.  The US military and CIA have spent 50 years helping US corporations loot the Third World while arming their dictators and plotting the overthrow of democratic leaders intent on helping their own people.”
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The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism
20.  The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism by Hernando de Soto
The list author says:
“This guy gets it.  See also C. K. Prahalad, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, in Earth Threat #1: Poverty.”
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Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism
21.  Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism by David Cortright
The list author says:
“Bingo.  Combine this with giving a cell phone to each of the five billion poor, and making on demand education available in all languages via cell phone as needed, and you create heaven on earth.  For what we have spent on Iraq (half a trillion, not counting known future costs of two trillion) we could have given every one of the five billion a $50 cell phone.”
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The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation
22.  The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation by Stephen E. Flynn
The list author says:
“Extremely useful book–the bottom line is that the federal government is now both inept and insolvement, and only localized resiliency will triumph over disasters.”
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In the Words of Our Enemies
23.  In the Words of Our Enemies by Jed L. Babbin
The list author says:
“Useful rendering.”
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24.  9-11 by Noam Chomsky
The list author says:
“Chomsky is a patriot speaking truth to the people.”
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Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
25.  Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta by Gore Vidal
The list author says:
“Vidal joins Chomsky, Michael Klare, and Sy Hersh as one of a handful of speakers of truth.”
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The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11--and America's Response
26.  The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11–and America’s Response by Paul Thompson
The list author says:
“Absolutely essential reference.”
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Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Revised Edition
27.  Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Revised Edition by Michael Scheuer
The list author says:
“Essential reading from the top US analysts with access to both secret and open source information.”
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What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat
28.  What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat by Louise Richardson
The list author says:
“Very useful.  See my longer review.”
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9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition
29.  9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition by Webster Griffin Tarpley
The list author says:
“Tarpley is a historian.  I found out later he is also a socialist, but I do not believe that undermines the basic good sense of his book.  Clinton-Albright (Gore was a zero) and Cheney-Bush have done more in their terms to fan the flames of asymmetric warfare than anyone in history.”
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The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11
30.  The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin
The list author says:
“Another troubling book that persaudes me Cheney is impeachable and indictable.”
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The  Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty
31.  The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty by Jim Marrs
The list author says:
“It is very important for all citizens to note that Terrorism is NEXT TO LAST on the list of High Level Threats to Humanity that LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft helped put together.  Dick Cheney is playing all of us for fools–inattentive fools.”
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Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11
32.  Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 by Wayne Barrett
The list author says:
“Gulliani is at minimum a fraud, and at worst a conspirator to the murder of most of those killed in NYC, including firefighters, by controlled demolitions planted by Larry Silverstein to get rid of asbestos and collect $7 billion (undoubtedly with collusion from the insurance companies, for no insurance company would ignore all the evidence that this author and others have discovered).”
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The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)
33.  The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition) by Thomas H. Kean
The list author says:
“Complete fraud.  Every commissioner had conflicts of interest, and they did not interview over 100 key witnesses including the general that was supposed to be in charge of the national commmand center but who excused himself at 0830 and did not reappear until 1100.”
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The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions
34.  The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions by David Ray Griffin
The list author says:
“Essnetial reading.  The US public, for being inattentive and dumbed down (and not at all served by corporate media), has been betrayed.”
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Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11
35.  Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11 by Barrie Zwicker
The list author says:
“Very important useful book.  See also Fog Facts and Weapons of Mass Deception (do not be put off by the latter’s comic book cover, it is a *serious* book.”
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A General Speaks Out: The Truth About the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
36.  A General Speaks Out: The Truth About the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by Noah Lukeman
The list author says:
“It’s a pity generals do not discover their voices until after they retire and have a pension.  Every one of our generals and admirals should have refeused to obey Rumsfeld’s illegal orders, and remanded him to investigation and indictment.”
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Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI--and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him
37.  Triple Cross: How bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI–and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him by Peter Lance
The list author says:
“The guy was a low-rent nothing, but this book is important because both terrorists and criminal gangs are using the US Army as a free training arena from which they also steal weapons and explosives.”
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The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy
38.  The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy by Walid Phares
The list author says:
“Unfortunately, this author misses the point.  The US is guilty of war crimes, of virtual colonialism, of unilateral militarism including 750 unwanted bases around the world, and of predatory immoral capitalism.  We are in a race between education that can create stabilizing wealth, and global anarchy.  The only “ideas” that the US is fielding are the lunatic notions of the extremist right..”
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Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe
39.  Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe by Graham T. Allison
The list author says:
“Allison is a serious person, but this is an excellent example of looking at the world through a straw.  Poverty, infectuous disease, the end of clean water, a bio-chemical accident, there are all more likely and have worse consequences.  See all the others lists.”
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