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Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information that Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on America--and How the CIA Has Ignored It Hardcover – May 1, 2005
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Could the next September 11 be nuclear? This is no theory, says Congressman Curt Weldon, in his shocking new book Countdown to Terror. It is a fact as real as the arrest of Muslim terrorists who planned to crash a plane into the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire in 2004. Whats even more stunning, Congressman Weldon tried to warn American intelligence about the attackbut no one in Americas intelligence community would listen. How did Congressman Weldon know about it? Because of a secret source, an intelligence contact code-named Ali who has been a treasure trove of reliable intelligenceintelligence that, despite Congressman Weldons strenuous efforts, has been routinely ignored by the CIA and the rest of Americas intelligence services. But in Countdown to Terror, Congressman Weldon lets you know what the CIA doesnt want to know. Youll learn, straight from Alis actual reports: · Why Iran will decide the next terror strike on America · How a major planned terror strike was called off because the terrorists thought it would help President Bush politically · Why Iran, not al Qaeda, is the command post of radical Islamic terror · Who is undercutting American efforts to create a peaceful, stable Iraq · Why Iran is like the Soviet Union in the 1980s: extremely dangerous, the iron glove behind all our enemiesyet on the verge of internal collapse · The Iranian nuclear program: red-hot and more advanced than you think Congressman Weldons sharing of vital intelligence with you, the reading public, is unprecedented. But it is necessary so that the American people can be informed and pressure our government to do what needs to be done to protect our country, fix our still broken intelligence services, and win the war on terrorism. Countdown to Terror is a frightening bookbut it is all true. And if we act now, we can avoid its grimmest scenarios.
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Curt Weldon has represented Pennsylvania in Congress for nearly twenty years.
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Terror events that have happened including the infiltration and coordinated terrorist attacks to 'destabilize Iraq' were foreknown and vetted by a source known to Curt Weldon-----but completely ignored by the CIA and FBI-----and a terror cell that was planning to hijack an aircraft in Canada and fly it into a key Atomic Energy Plant near Boston to create a horrific disaster 10 times more deadly than Chernobyl-----was 'actionable intelligence' also ignored by the CIA and FBI----but the Canadian authorities arrested these 19 terrorists, all of which were Pakistanis except for one-----and none of which were from Iran, so no direct link to expose who is calling the shots, organizing and supporting this attack-----but the Canadian authorities have merely deported them instead of putting them on trial!
Again, this book, if true, is so damn scary it should chill you to the very marrow of your bones-----and we should be alarmed,------and it should be the main story being hammered by the media in order to force our government to take proper action and to truly reform and clean up our intelligence agencies----instead of just doing 'publicity surgery' while its still 'business as usual.' In this era of the power of WMD's that can get into terrorist hands, we do not have the luxury of 'waiting until they attack us.'
He also tells how many brilliant analysts and leaders in our intelligence agencies have been 'forced to retire,' during the Clinton years because they 'told the truth' in contrast to the Clinton foreign policy agenda, and exposed China and Russia for their deadly intent towards America. We have to be 'complete fools' to believe Putin is our friend, or has changed since being so powerful in their Secret Police, the KGB, which is where he came from, a real wolf in sheep's cloth------or that China is our friend.
This book is truly frightening----to the point that if it is NOT the truth, the author should be charged with a crime! But, if it is true, he should be given a medal!
It is a year since Rep. Weldon published this book but in that year we have seen an increasingly defiant Iran continue to push towards nuclear weapons, continue to threaten the destruction of Israel, and eventually the United States. Protected by Russian and Chinese vetoes at the U.N. Security Council Iran is scorning Western demands that it not move towards nuclear weapons.
There is a real question of whether poor Intelligence might diminish greatly the effectiveness of a US preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
Another element of the danger presented by Iran is its connected to Shiite groups in Iraq, and its influence on the raging civil - war in that country. There is even here suggested a connection between Al - Quaeda and Iran with the common aim of making a major terror strike against a U.S. city.
Again though it is impossible for the layman to know which of the threats raised in this book are 'realistic ' ones it is clear that the U.S. Intelligence Community must make new efforts to attain detailed information on what is going on in Iran. And in that cannot afford to dismiss sources like the one upon which this book is based.
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