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Mr. Scheuer does us a great service in telling us the truth rather than what we want to hear.
For example, Scheuer debunks the idea that Bin Laden is totally outside the bounds of accepted Islam, though as a violent Salafi Bin Laden is certainly not mainstream.
Michael Scheuer, chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999, provides something revealing in his recent book Osama bin Laden.
I learned more from this book about modern politics than I imagined I would. Michael Scheuer's thesis makes a lot of sense.Published 6 months ago by MS
Very informative but I don't like the authors know it all attitude protraid via his words. Particularly toward the west and how he knows how the USA could have handled finding him... Read morePublished 8 months ago by JSR
The author omits:
- The absence of a definite accusation by the US government against bin Laden regarding his responsibility for 9/11 (even President Bush only qualified... Read more
A former Chief of the CIA Bin Laden unit, Scheuer does not so much correct misconceptions about bin Laden or Islam as to add new ones. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alyssa A. Lappen
Awesome book about what Usama wants the world to know why he attacked the USA on 9/11, the first time i read this i understood his thinking by now i know this as the story the CIA... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jamie Michael Norris
This book had the unfortunate luck of coming out shortly before Bin Laden was killed. Still Michael Scheurer is a voice to be listened to when it comes to Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Conor B. Dugan
I finished reading this book before Osama Bin Laden was killed by Seal Team 6, and it hasn't been far from my thoughts since I turned the last page. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by Daniel V. Reilly
It's odd to be reviewing this book now, more than a year after Osama bin Laden was killed in a Navy SEAL stealth attack, but obviously as a historical figure, bin Laden continues... Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by Tung Yin
This is an interesting book written by an expert of the CIA Michael Scheuer. He relates that the idea of Bin Laden being an isolated whacko not relevant to Al Qaeda anymore and... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Lynn Ellingwood