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The Five Unanswered Questions about 9/11


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A co-publication of Seven Stories Press and Akashic Books.

With the passage of time, an ever-growing number of indisputable facts are pointing to very serious breaches of integrity and an unsettling lack of transparency surrounding the motivations of key individuals and agencies with distinct roles in events leading up to and following that fateful morning.

In The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11, investigative reporter James Ridgeway pinpoints five glaring black holes of information surrounding 9/11:

1. The initial government response: Why was Cheney running the country on 9/11? Where was Donald Rumsfeld, commander of the US armed forces? Why didn’t American Airlines immediately alert the FAA headquarters and the military at 8:20 when the airline first learned from flight attendants onboard that a hijack was underway?

2. The ignorance of the FBI and CIA: With Al-Qaeda firmly on the radar for years, why were they unable to see this coming?

3. The failings of the FBI’s translation department: Why wasn’t the Bureau set up to decipher the transmissions within its grasp?

4. The role of Pakistani secret intelligence: As the attacks were planned in Afghanistan, who was watching and who was invested?

5. The 9/11 Commission’s investigation: Why weren’t even the most obvious questions addressed?

Currently the Washington correspondent for The Village Voice, James Ridgeway has authored over 15 books and co-directed the films Blood in the Face and Feed. He has also written for Harper’s Magazine, Economist, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, Parade, Ramparts, and The Wall Street Journal.


What the 9/11 Commission should have told us... but didn't.

About the Author

James Ridgeway (writing on John Edwards) is Mother Jones' Washington DC bureau chief, and the author of The Five Unanswered Questions about 9/11 (Seven Stories, 2005), It's All for Sale: The Control of Global Resources (Duke University Press, 2004), and many other books.

Table of Contents

Why couldn't we stop an attack from the skies? — Why didn't the government protect us? — Why didn't we know what was coming? — Did U.S. "allies" help make the attacks possible? — Why couldn't the 9/11 Commission get to the truth?

Product Details

Seven Stories Press
History : United States - 20th Century
Ridgeway, James
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
History : United States - 21st Century
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Internati
Publication Date:
July 2010

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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