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Jul 25, 2018Despite Scheuer's... how shall we say unique viewpoint these days, at one point in time he was a brilliant analyst working on counter-terrorism issues... this book proves it considering he wrote it all using nothing but open source materials.
Feb 24, 2010Scheuer addresses the difficult questions regarding bin Laden and why he is actually focused on attacking America. He addresses the issues of America's foreign policy being the primary reason behind Al-Qaeda's attacks and provides a context for understanding why bin Laden does what he does in a way that is clear and unmistakable. This is a necessary reading for anybody attempting to understand extremism, Al-Qaeda, militant Islam, and terrorism. It provides an insight into bin Laden and his Scheuer addresses the difficult questions regarding bin Laden and why he is actually focused on attacking America. He addresses the issues of America's foreign policy being the primary reason behind Al-Qaeda's attacks and provides a context for understanding why bin Laden does what he does in a way that is clear and unmistakable. This is a necessary reading for anybody attempting to understand extremism, Al-Qaeda, militant Islam, and terrorism. It provides an insight into bin Laden and his history, background, beliefs, and ideology. If you want to know more, read it and see the issues from a different perspective. ...more
Oct 27, 2008An informative and well-organized history of Bin Laden and the development of the war he is fighting against the West. Marred a bit by rough editing and the author's at times angry and somewhat bitter tone, but as a historian who has watched America's government and media consistently blow it, through an apparent preference for wishful thinking, cultural narcissism, and at times simple analytical laziness.
Sep 06, 2009This book begins very clever by comparing Osama bin Laden with some quite interesting people which we now call freedomfighters and not just terrorists. It is also a book that sums up every little an big terrorist act which in some way or another is linked too Osama bin Laden.
Nov 11, 2008An excellent book that looks at Usama Bin Laden prior to, and following the 9/11 attacks. The book was actually written (the first edition) prior to 9/11 and there are many discussions - extensively cited - regarding the mission, ideals, and development of Al Qaeda to the organization that it has become. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a comprehensive intelligent discussion of the terrorist group.
Jun 29, 2008A must read for anyone running forpublic office and screaming about how they are "strong on terrorism". The book puts the angers of our enemy into a nice concise book and then leads us through history to show us how they got there. A great book for understanding, a bad book if you want to think our leaders understand who we are facing.
Feb 08, 2008I read abouot half this book and had a hard time finishing it. I did read "Imperial Hubris" though which is written by the same author.
Sep 03, 2010Amazing. I read this when he first published as "Anonymous".
Aug 10, 2012As a former intelligence officer on Middle Eastern affairs during the period covered, I am amazed both at how much detailed truth Scheurer was able to put into this book and by how easily it was ignored by public and government officials alike. Perhaps if it was written in better story-telling form, it would have had a greater impact. But everything is there that should have saved the United States a whole hell of a lot of grief.
Dec 03, 2008A must read for every american. The books answers alot of "why" questions and explains the motive behind Osama-Bin-Laden and gives alot of insight about his organization. Very well written but the author seems to be a little bitter as if almost supporting the reasons behind Osama's intentions. I dont think that is the intention of the author but too much credit is given to him.
Feb 01, 2013Although it is fashionable these days to think that Al-Qaeda is not longer a threat. Al-Qaeda has not forgotten about us. If you want to get a thorough understanding of the roots of Al-Qaeda and radical Islam, this book is must read. This is the most thoughtful and informed look at the phenomenon that is available.
Apr 15, 2007A through history of the current war on terror, back through its roots with American support to Afghan mujahaddin during the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1970's. Enlightening, especially when read in concert with some of bin Laden's statements, including his 1998 fatwah. Highly recommended.
Jan 22, 2016Argued in a strangely sympathetic way, Scheuer delivers the best summary of al Qa'ida's program in the English language. Supposedly, this book is actually used as a ideological manual by non-Arabic speaking Islamists.
Jan 23, 2014Most detailed account of its time on al-Qa'ida, written by a former chief of the CIA's Bin Laden Station. Scattershot writing, but well documented. Must read, along with Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower and the author's other books, to gain a detailed understanding of al-Qa'ida.
May 12, 2015The original version published 2002 with the author listed as Anonymous.
Sep 16, 2007Understanding Islam and the Middle East's perception of America, even Bin Laden was quoted as respecting Scheuer's writings. (Along with those of Noam Chomsky)
Aug 16, 2008Breakthrough work on the nature of radical Islam and the US view of it, from the former head of the CIA's Bin Laden unit.
May 22, 2008Mandatory reading if you wish to render an opinion on our War on Terror.
Mar 07, 2009Says what many need to hear - even years after it was written. That people still don't know or understand this is a shame.
Oct 02, 2007After 9/11, so many Americans were asking "How?" when they should have been asking "Why?". This book helps explain why.
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