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Triple Cross: How bin Laden’s Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI Paperback – June 16, 2009
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About the Author
Peter Lance is the author of three previous works of investigative journalism, 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up, and Triple Cross. A former correspondent for ABC News, he covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Among his awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize and the Sevellon Brown Award from the Associated Press. He lives in California.
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Top Customer Reviews
Well, we have found that person, and his name is Peter Lance. In his third book on the origins of the 9/11 plot and the failures of the FBI and others to stop the attack, Lance focuses on Ali Mohamed - yet another figure relegated to footnotes in the "9/11 Report" who Lance shows played a central role in Al Qaeda's plan of attack. Not only did he help create the "Brooklyn Cell" which supported the 9/11 hijackers, but he wrote the training manual for Al Qaeda and created training camps for hijackers, all while the FBI thought he was on their side as an informant!
The best part of Triple Cross is the way Lance weaves together the different strands of the 9/11 story and enhances them with his own original reporting on each. For example, the book quotes from numerous interviews Lance conducted with Tony Shaffer, Curt Weldon, and other members of the Able Danger team. While not a full history of Able Danger, it has by far the most complete version in any book published to date.
Some have expressed frustration at the delays in publication, but I can attest to the fact that Lance needed the extra time in order to include all of the latest details from the interviews National Geographic conducted for their documentary based on his book, and the latest developments in the Able Danger and Greg Scarpa Jr. scandals. It is a great read, and uncovers a lot of new information about the 9/11 plot.
Lance simply checks out everyone's stories, interviews all the players from all over the world, connects the dots, and leaves nothing to heresay. Five years of investigation by Lance, who seems to be the master of investigative journalism. Lance meticulously collected about 150 volumes of records[see the full 2 hour CSPAN talk]. Lance's facts(which you can see summarized in his website's timeline[right top on [...]) are considerately buffered with valuable context(therefore the 600 pages!).
It sickens me to understand one self-financed journalist could do so much while the FBI did so little. Although Lance asserts there is no Oliver Stone parrallel government type conspiracy and chalks up all the FBI fiascos as incompetence and covering up their embarrassment; one has to question whether the possibility of a real conspiracy should be left open, considering the enormous breadth of the incompetence...and considering that rank-and-file FBI [and others] hollered so loudly while their superiors quieted them. Lance of course also connects the dots[and outlines how others in the government that connected the embarrassing dots were punished]. I originally was turned onto his book after seeing his two hour jaw dropping talk on CSPAN. This guy deserves a special medal higher than the Medal of Freedom for his service to Truth and people everywhere. I'd like to see Mel Gibson or some other independent produce this into a movie.
Peter Lance has done an excellent independent investigative report. Although hindsight is 20/20 if even a small percentage of what he reveals is true, even with mitigating factors, much reporting about the runup to 9/11 has been a whitewash. Politicians and government employees were more interested in CYA and career advancement (and political infighting) than in learning from their mistakes.
This is not a conspiracy theory book. Peter Lance does not appear to have an agenda, and admits the shortcomings of this type of after-the-fact report. However, much of what is in this book should have been in the 9/11 commission's report. There have been many mistakes and bad decisions, and Americans deserve to know the truth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My naivete is showing: I never realized that so many books titled Triple Cross existed. With that as the main or only title, a subtitle or embedded in a lengthier name, those two... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miller.
If you want to get pissed off, read this book, otherwise, leave it alone. Well written and builds on several other books I've read along the same line. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Paul K. Williams
This revealing book is one of four by Peter Lance which exposes critical negligence by the FBI in the nearly twenty years before 911. Read morePublished 19 months ago by douglas f simpson
Excellent read. Very interesting information. Recommend highly.Published 20 months ago by David Fratangelo
This book contains a wealth of useful and probably reliable information regarding Ali A. Mohamed, a person who is alternately viewed as a US agent who infiltrated Al Qaeda, an Al... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elias Davidsson