- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976138301
- ISBN-13: 978-0976138303
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (296 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,519,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 9/11 Commission Report - AUDIO Multimedia CD – Unabridged, 2004
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The entire investigation into 9/11 was hampered from the very beginning. The editor in chief of Fire Engineering Magazine, William Manning, called the investigation a 'half baked farce' in describing the coverup and destruction of evidence which commenced immediately after 9/11.
This book reads like a novel, and to the average person probably makes them feel like they have gained an understanding of 9/11, but in fact this book directly avoided hundreds of questions asked by the 9/11 family steering committee, and failed to answer any of the unknown questions, only to repeat the official story and to attempt to come up with yet another timeline which could cover the differences in the FAA and NORAD timelines.
DO NOT PAY MONEY FOR THIS BOOK. If you want to read it, read it online, do not support such a shoddy 'independent investigation'. If it were a real investigation it would contain a decent index and it would mention WTC7, which it doesn't.
Before I get into my criticisms I will point out that the report contains a lot of information and, to a great extent, puts it in a way that reads almost like a novel. It is a long read I fear few will see through to the end. If I am correct, it is a shame because even with its shortcomings it provides a generally good view into many of the significant events of the past quarter-century which led up to the 9/11 tragedy.
Having said that, I will turn my attention to the shortcomings. I listened to most of the televised portion of the hearings and found many discrepancies between what I heard and what I read. I assume that was the result of compromises to achieve unanimity. Unanimity is good, but not at the cost of accuracy. Also, having written many technical reports, I believe I know what to look for when I read one. The attempt to make the report readable results in the use of conversational language which, of course, is not really adequate for describing events and their causes in a truly precise way. Thus, in far too many instances the reader must interpret statements that should be more specific. For example, the report states that a particular document "was read by a tiny number of people." I have no idea how many people make up a "tiny number" in this context.
Most of the book, as one might expect, is a history of the intelligence organizations, their successes and (mostly) failures, and the events leading up to 9/11.Read more ›
There are just too many unanswered questions. And some even border to lying to the American public.
One such example is the question of the involvement of foreign nation such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan with this attack. The evidence that traced Saudi's ambassador for america, Mr Bandar bin Sultan (or also known as Bandar Bush) wife's transferring money, supposedly to help a family with medical problem that end up in the hand of Mohammad Atta.
Or testimony by officials that lead to these foreign nations government's involvement are being ignored, instead of being given a follow up to find whether they're telling a truth or not (which is very easy given today's technology, not to mention the amount of money at the commission disposal).
This is not independent investigation. The keyword is not independent objective investigation, but more accurately bi-partisan politicized whitewash.
Try read the book 9/11 Commission Report Omission and Distortions written by David Ray Griffin, and you will see all the things and evidences that this commission choose to ignore, Professor Griffin did a good job in dissecting the whole book and refuting what's wrong inside it.
Good luck finding the truth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I definitely recommend that any American read this book. It gives a good background on Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, and international terrorism, in addition to the specific events of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nels
No investigation. 19 Arab high-jackers did it. That's it. Impossible to have happened as this US Government cover-up explains. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard A. Kennedy
Total complete BS from start to finish../Should be titled 9/11 Omission report..Published 4 months ago by bill mcinnis
Really great!!! Gives you a background of how everything happened.Published 5 months ago by Delia Guadalupe Contreras
This does not appear to be a comprehensive review of the events unfolding around 9/11Published 7 months ago by Matt Easley
The 9/11 Commission Report, led by Zelikow and Kean was an utter fabrication. There was no real investigation, just the reiterating of baseless claims provided by the media. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zachary Ising
A crime against justice. A crime against humanity. A crime against America. A crime against the whole world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Fortunate Yogin
A very thorough study of what went wrong, why it went wrong and how to keep it from happening again. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kotton Kandee