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A bombshell, brilliant book - I strongly recommend 911 Synthetic Terror. Should be required reading for all honest truth seekers. -- Judy Andreas,, March 18, 2006

Can't stop reading; 9/11 Synthetic Terror is brilliantly written. Delivers a devastating judgment. Congratulations! I endorse it wholeheartedly. -- Andreas von Buelow, Author of The CIA and 9/11.

September 11 was the true face of corporatized terror, said Tarpley on the "unanswered questions" of the socalled Official Story. -- Mark Johnson, New York Magazine, March 27, 2006. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Webster Griffin Tarpley is an activist and historian best known for his George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read. A decades-long expert on international terrorism, he directed the study Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro? (Who Killed Aldo Moro?), commissioned by a member of the Italian government and published in Rome in 1978, which broke open the affiliation of the Red Brigades with the neofascist lodge P2.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Progressive Press (March 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930852311
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930852313
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #943,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The humanist contemporary political philosopher Webster Griffin Tarpley is our most incisive critic of Anglo-American hegemony. As an activist historian he is best known for his George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still must reading. He is a 9/11 Truth Scholar and activist; AB Princeton 1966, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; Fulbright Scholar at University of Turin, Italy; and MA in humanities from Skidmore College.

He is fluent in Italian, German, French, Latin and Russian. A decades-long expert on international terrorism, his 1978 study for the Italian parliament "Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro?" (Who Killed Aldo Moro?) broke open the ownership of the "Red Brigades" by NATO's clandestine "stay-behind"" networks.

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212 of 229 people found the following review helpful By Bodhi Gaia on February 1, 2006
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Webster Griffin Tarpley's book adds to the literature exposing the fraudulent basis of the so-called "War on Terror," by revealing the official account of 9/11 to be a flimsy tissue of illusions and evasions. For the 49.3% of New York City residents who, according to a Zogby 2004 poll, believe our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," this book will provide proof that their beliefs are closer to the truth than the official fairy tale peddled by the 9/11 Commission and the corporate-controlled media.

Tarpley, an activist and historian, is the author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), and Against Oligarchy, among other books. By "Synthetic Terror," he suggests that the events of 9/11 did not happen in the normal course of events. They were not acts of crazed Arabs who "hate our freedom," nor were they "blowback" from victims of America's criminal foreign policy. A few patsies from oppressed groups may have been used by the intelligence network, because "false flag" operations require patsies to be effective, but they were incapable of pulling off an attack of this sophistication by themselves. Nowhere is that made more clear than in the forensic evidence surrounding the inexplicable collapse of three steel-framed buildings, WTC 1, 2 and 7.

Tarpley devotes a chapter to the controlled-demolition hypothesis, suggesting that the collapse of two steel-framed high-rise buildings from the impact of the planes and subsequent fires was physically impossible.
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134 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Scott Meredith on January 18, 2006
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My title is not a joke.

It has now become pitifully obvious, thanks to earlier pioneering work by David Ray Griffin, Eric Hufschmidt, and others, that "Boxcutter 9-11" was a USA psychological operation. The Kean Commission report was an absolute fabrication and blatant coverup that any high school student could see through (especially if aided by Griffin's laser sharp but mildly titled book "Ommissions and Distortions").

It is the eternal, unspeakable shame of the American people, hobbled by our ridiculously arrogant and moronic teeth-and-hair mainstream media, those proudly pathetic courtiers and lickspittles to Respectability and Power, that this total garbage has been swallowed by all of us - hook, line, and sinker.

Tarpley's book goes farther than anybody ever has in answering the questions that just won't let you sleep once you realize the magnitude of this Orwellian crime. Tarpley diagrams (literally!) all the major elements and their interconnections. You won't be able to put the book down.

You may wonder why the USA mainstream media has spent millions of dollars, and thousands of hours and newsprint pages on things like Whitewater, Michael Jackson's trial, and Martha Stewart's trial, or even apparently deeper scandals such as Abramoff and Abu Graib; and you may wonder why, when one dinky pissant little private investigator calls out the fakery of the best-selling book "Million Little Pieces", the mainstream media (CNN, NPR, AOL-Time Warner, etc.) goes ape with stories this past week - You wonder WHY is it those trivial "stories" get saturation coverage, while NOT ONE SINGLE mainstream outlet will lift one single finger to call for re-opening of ANY aspect of the completely false and totally absurd Official USA mil.
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119 of 133 people found the following review helpful By R. Spottiswood on May 2, 2006
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There is much abused quote about war being diplomacy by other means. The gist of this book is that disguised, state sponsored terrorism is domestic politics by other means. It is chillingly convincing. Tarpley begins with a summary of what he terms The Myth of the Twenty-First Century: the lies about September 11. His next chapters contain a summary of how synthetic, or disguised state sponsored terrorism, works, with limited but excellently chosen examples. He follows this with a chapter setting out the American Empire's situation, which he says is approaching collapse, and why it chose brought synthetic terrorism into the US. One of the flaws of this book, in its accessibility at least, is immediately evident. Tarpley constantly mentions the rogue network responsible for September 11 and the oligarchy behind the network, and refers to "the corporate controlled media". But he never once defines the oligarchy, or the rogue network for that matter. He assumes that the reader has penetrated the first and larger myth, that America is a moral, free speech loving democracy, with a government for whom ethics and morality are more than buzzwords to attract voters. If the reader hasn't, this is a really bad book to start with.

Tarpley then spends eight chapters on, first, the creation of Al Qaeda by the CIA, and the events of September 11. He uses a very simple criterion: is what the government says happened, physically possible? The gist of all these chapters is simple, shocking and frightening: no matter where you probe the government's account, it fails. Call it 20/20 hindsight if you will, but ... I watched the Towers collapse, live on TV. I remember how eerie it felt, to see them collapse with such perfect symmetry, just like a controlled demolition.
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