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The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America Paperback – July 31, 2008
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"Peter Dale Scott is one of that tiny and select company of the most brilliantly creative and provocative political-historical writers of the last half century. The Road to 9/11 further secures his distinction as truth-teller and prophet. He shows us here with painful yet hopeful clarity the central issue of our timeAmerica's coming to terms with its behavior in the modern world. As in his past work, Scott's gift is not only recognition and wisdom but also redemption and rescue we simply cannot do without."Roger Morris, former NSC staffer
"The Road to 9/11 is vintage Peter Dale Scott. Scott does not undertake conventional political analysis; instead, he engages in a kind of poetics, crafting the dark poetry of the deep state, of parapolitics, and of shadow government. As with his earlier work Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Scott has no theory of responsibility and does not name the guilty. Rather, he maps out an alien terrain, surveying the topography of a political shadow land, in which covert political deviancy emerges as the norm. After reading Scott, we can no longer continue with our consensus-driven belief that our so-called 'liberal' order renders impossible the triumph of the politically irrational."Eric Wilson, Senior Lecturer of Public International Law, Monash University, and co-editor of Government of the Shadows
"Peter Dale Scott exposes a shadow world of oil, terrorism, drug trade and arms deals, of covert financing and parallel security structures-from the Cold War to today. He shows how such parallel forces of the United States have been able to dominate the agenda of the George W. Bush Administration, and that statements and actions made by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld before, during and after September 11, 2001, present evidence for an American 'deep state' and for the so-called 'Continuity of Government' in parallel to the regular 'public state' ruled by law. Scott's brilliant work not only reveals the overwhelming importance of these parallel forces but also presents elements of a strategy for restraining their influence to win back the 'public state', the American democracy."Ola Tunander, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo
"A powerful study of the historic origins of the terrorist strikes of September 11, this book offers an indispensable guide to the gluttonous cast of characters who, since Watergate and the fall of Nixon, fashioned an ever more reckless American empire. By exposing the corrupt U.S. 'deep state'-transfer of public authority to America's wealthy and to the nation's unaccountable secret intelligence agencies-Peter Dale Scott's The Road to 9/11 illuminates the path toward a more democratic and inclusive republic."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. This book, which combines extensive research, perceptive analysis, and a fascinating narrative, will surely be considered Scott's magnum opus."David Ray Griffin, author of Debunking 9/11 Debunking
"'The America we knew and loved. Can it be saved?' That question opens this book, and getting to the answer called for the honed intellect of a scholar and the sensitivity of a poet. Peter Dale Scott has both, in spades, and here gives us much, much more than a book about 9/11. In a time of fear, he speaks for sanity and freedom."Anthony Summers, author of The Arrogance of Power
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The first lengthy section of the book features Scott's run through of recent events in US history, with an emphasis on various 'shadow government' elements of the US political system, and how these elements have moved into the foreground in recent years. (Scott uses the term `shadow government' to encompass the various avenues used by governments - not just in the US - to undertake certain activities off the books, under the radar, or illegally). Scott notes the disintegration of the Nixon presidency as being a starting-point for slowly building incidents and trends related to an active `shadow government' that have re-emerged in the disaster of 9/11 and the subsequent, seemingly comprehensive cover-up.Read more ›
Scott makes careful and intelligent distinctions between "shameless lies" and "carefully crafted falsehoods" while illuminating the importance of such distinctions to a greater understanding of how an "overworld" of ruling elites manufactures reality. Particularly enlightening is his finding that Saddam Hussein was behind a concerted effort within OPEC to do what American oil executives and government officials consider the unthinkable: "allow some OPEC oil sales to be paid in Euros."
The deal the Nixon administration struck with Saudis in the early 1970s was to compel OPEC to denominate oil in U.S. dollars in exchange for funds and materials needed to further develop their oil resources and, ultimately, their economy. Additionally, this deal allowed OPEC to price oil much higher than ever before.Read more ›
This author is a Nobel-level researcher who has specialized in cover-ups and conspiracies, who with this book has fourteen serious books in being, a few of them poetry of a serious nature.
The book begins with a lovely list of nineteen trailblazers that is galringly incomplete, but a nice touch and worthy of note.
As I worked my way through the book I was thinking to myself that this author has brought together, in one volume in which half the pages are endnotes, much of what I have been trying to address in my 950+ reviews and my lists on Cheney and 9/11 and anti-Americanism.
The author is superbly credible and well-written in documenting the many miscalculations that have been the result of the intersection between Saudi Arabia, Texas and Geneva, and aggravated (my own view) by Zionists and Israeli genocide against the Palestinians and the Lebanese. I have a note, "tontos utiles," which is what Americans are called in Latin America: "useful idiots." In reality, Cheney is not an idiot, he is simply the most amoral war criminal to ever sit in the Oval Office.
The author is extremely good at showing how Cheney's power emerged with the creation of the Continuity of Operations (COG) parallel government during the Reagan Administration.Read more ›
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This book is not so much about 9/11 as about the ineptitude of US foreign policy since the 1960s. It moves away from the ‘surface’ and chronicles the secret deals, secret funding,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bruce T.
I have not read too much yet but so far it is interesting and am learning what really happened. I think we did not really hear the truth behind the attack so this book will reveal... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wells F.
There is a general impression that the event itself of 9/11 is responsible for the erosion of Constitutional rights culminated in the Patriot Act. Read morePublished 20 months ago by The Peripatetic Reader
In reality, as this book testifies, al Qaeda was a creature of the USA all the way along. Whether in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria or Nigeria - this bunch of people is financed... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alfred Melbourne
Filled with crucial history to make sense of how the "deep state" got it's start, this book is a true eye opener to the events that lead up to 9/11. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Reed Buckner
A REAL EYE OPENER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE TRUTH OF DIRTY WARS OF U.S.A. WILL BE A BOOMERANG FOR ALL OF USPublished on August 5, 2013 by DicKehoe
We all wonder how Dick Cheney got into control of the command centers during 9/11 and what he actually was doing. Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by timothy k. price