- Title: A History of the World Since 9/11: Disaster, Deception, and Destruction in the War on Terror
- Author: Dominic Streatfeild
- ISBN: 9781608192700
- Page: 429
- Format: Hardcover
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To understand why, you ll need to know how an Australian metals trader named Garry with help from the CIA inadvertently triggered the invasion of Iraq coalition troops were killed by bombs made with explosives that, according to the White House, never existed the United States Air Force bombed a wedding in Afghanistan by mistake the U.S gave material support tTo understand why, you ll need to know how an Australian metals trader named Garry with help from the CIA inadvertently triggered the invasion of Iraq coalition troops were killed by bombs made with explosives that, according to the White House, never existed the United States Air Force bombed a wedding in Afghanistan by mistake the U.S gave material support to the president of Uzbekistan, who, as it happens, boils people aliveThese are not merely random disasters from an otherwise effective war A History of the World Since 9 11shows us just why, a decade after the horrifying attacks on New York and Washington, we are no closer towinning the war on terror than we were on September 10, 2001 We failed to find Osama bin Laden or quellextremism We sparked civil wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Around the world, innocents were incarcerated,tortured, and murdered all in the name of justice.Acclaimed author and journalist Dominic Streatfeild traveled across the world for years in pursuit ofanswers for this stunning collapse of international law The results of his search form the most fully realized study of the war on terror yet written Piercing reportage blends with sobering human drama, woven into eight narratives of how our world went wrong after 9 11.
Recent Comments "A History of the World Since 9/11: Disaster, Deception, and Destruction in the War on Terror"
Good grief - what a fantastic and shocking book. Dominic Streatfeild's last book (Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control) was shortlisted for Samuel Johnson - in my humble opinion this deserves to win - it's better. If you want to understand the "magnitude of the lie" that ended with us going to war, then this is the book for you. The chapters are accessible, detailed, well constructed and superbly written. Be prepared to get angry though - Chapters 4 (Groupthink 7075-T6) and 5 (Stuff Hap [...]
The main ramifications of historic events are frequently easy to see. Often, though, we overlook the ripples that produce unexpected, or even untended, effects. Take 9/11, for example. It didn't take a great deal of thought to realize it would bring the U.S. into direct armed conflict with al-Qaeda. And it was barely six weeks later that the Patriot Act went into effect. But in looking at the world after 9/11, Dominic Streatfeild doesn't limit himself to the obvious.Streatfeild displays the unfo [...]
Could not recommend this book more highly. Hooked. I wanted to re-read it immediately after finishing it - completely unusual for someone that doesn't re-read books (or re-watch movies, or re-visit holiday destinations )!
Some of the events and stories that have happened since 9/11 during the "war on terror" are placed in a light from the opposite side of the field. Well, not from the AQ perspective, but from the Muslims that have been caught in the middle. The book is deeply slanted against the Bush Administration and its policies during the time frame -- but despite that, its been an informative book (to a point) on some of the issues. Most Liberal folk would jump up and down with joy over the treatment of the [...]
A solid, startling read on how the war on terror has changed the world - for the worse - and that in the end, everyone is to blame for what has happened since 9/11 and how the United States responded to it. Some of the more specific phraseology goes mentioned without definition, which can be irritating. Streatfeild does a good job of not inserting himself heavily into the narrative beyond the introduction and lets the eight stories speak for themselves. Looking forward to reading more works by h [...]
Exceptionally well-written and researched bu the title is a bit misleading. Its closer to "Stupid Things People (Mostly Americans) Did Since 9/11." While he never says so directly the implication is that Al Qeada and terrorism in general gained the upper hand after 9/11. Americans and the West over-reacted, sold out many of its principles and turned large sections of the Islamic World against it. Its a big argument and his anecdotal approach ofen raises more questions than he answers. But still [...]
Such an impressive book. Streatfeild bothers to find the ripple effects of 9/11 around the world, often in startling places. This is an angering book, to be sure. While America is in many ways a great country, and while 9/11 was of course a despicable event, Streatfeild shows in beautiful prose that the black and white rhetoric, the certainty, the revenge motive and other American misdeeds are powerful forces of feedback in world affairs. This book is bitter medicine for those who love America w [...]
Mr. Streatfeild brings very little new information to some very well trod ground - eight case studies of very poor reactions to the events of September 11. He is a compelling and interesting writer, so people who read about current events very infrequently will find much to enjoy here. Anyone who takes a serious interest in world affairs, however, is better off with a different book.
Makes you think how one action (even one that is horrific) can result in many small over reactions and creates a self perpetuating a problem. Sometimes a step back and reflection on the situation helps.
Terrific. The only criticism I have is the title makes it sound weighty and thick so that only someone like myself working in this field might be tempted to pick it up. But he has managed to write a compelling narrative that makes it hard to put down and would appeal to a broad audience.
Every American should read this book
It was written with most evidents and researches. But I felt bore half of the book.
Excellent. I can't but help think that Marie Colvin would have liked it.
A quick, worthwhile read. It will make you angry- as you should be.
A series of eight different stories influenced in some way or another by the events of 9/11. Interesting micro-level view of otherwise unconnected events.
Anybody with an interest in current affairs should read this book. Some truelly scary and reveallg chapters.
**I won this book from as a FirstReads free giveaway**
Still reading but so far I enjoy the writing style and conciseness of the author.
factually absorbing, very well researched, thoughtful conclusionsspired to want to read his other books.
A thought-provoking volume looking at various aspects of the 'war on terror' since 9/11. As someone who was not a fan of the Blair/Bush alliance and their insistence on the existence of the WMD, I enjoyed reading the explanations and explorations of the 'evidence' laid out here.
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