Reveals why America was so profoundly unprepared for the murderous attacks of September 11 and how we can prevent similar events from happening again
Written by an anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community using sources previously unexploited
This is the one book all Americans must read in order to truly understand the reasons why radical Muslims like Osama bin Laden and his followers have declared war on America and the West. Furthermore, this is the only book to accurately describe the severity of the threat they will continue to pose, with or without bin Ladens leadership, to our national security.
In order to win the war against terrorism, the author argues that we must first stop dismissing militant Muslims as "extremists" or "religious fanatics." Formulating a successful military strategy requires that we must see the enemy as they perceive themselveshighly trained and motivated soldiers who fervently believe their cause is righteous. The author describes how militants throughout the Islamic world are enraged by what they believe is Western aggression against their people, religion, and culture. Though bin Laden declared war on America years agonot once but twicethe author argues that American complacence in the face of such violent threats stems from the increasing secularization and moral relativism of American society and culture. Even if bin Laden is brought to justice, the author warns, the dangers posed by radical Islamic militants will not disappear, and we must be prepared for a protracted war against terrorism. This is an important book that will make a major impact on how America thinks about its enemy and itself....Continua